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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Around The Parks: Fire At Rocky Mountain, Snowshoe Hikes At Sleeping Bear, Big Cypress Rescue

Though December is here, fires are still possible in the National Park System, as evidenced by one this week at Rocky Mountain National Park. For those looking forward to winter, know that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is scheduling snowshoe treks. And if you're thinking of hiking the Florida Scenic Trail, beware of high water that trapped two hikers recently.
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National Lakeshore Announces Platte River Mouth Restoration And Access Plan Decision

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Scott Tucker recently announced the issuance of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Platte River Mouth Restoration and Access Plan/Environmental Assessment . The National Park Service has selected the preferred alternative presented in the EA.
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More Parks Pushing Fee Increases At Direction Of Interior Secretary

The National Park Service received direction in May that all parks not aligned with their designated fee group, based on park type, must begin civic engagement to raise fees to compliance by 2018, according to one park release. Another cited the Interior Department, and in particular Secretary Ryan Zinke, as the source: “All fee-collecting parks ... have been instructed by the Secretary of the Interior to raise entrance fees to the full level of their assigned tier by January 1, 2018.”
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