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Today, more than two months after Hurricanes Irma and then Maria swept through the Caribbean, little national media attention has been cast on Virgin Islands National Park, Buck Island Reef National Monument, or the other park units in the region. At the Traveler, we are proud to provide you with an extensive update on the situation.
It's no secret that U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop dislikes The Antiquities Act and was thrilled to see President Trump move to dismantle the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. So it shouldn't be a great surprise that the House Natural Resources Committee that he chairs has publicly attacked Patagonia, which opposes the president's move.
'Tis the season for counting birds in the national parks, and both Death Valley and Theodore Roosevelt national parks will be offering outings next Saturday to tally birds in their parks.
The staff at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is looking forward to an influx of winter visitors, and is recommending that they prepare carefully for visiting the park.
Imagine a national park where you can hunt and trap the wildlife, where livestock grazing is not just permitted but also "enhanced," and a management council tells the National Park Service how to run the park.
The history of Death Valley is intimately connected with the California gold rush and dreams of striking it big. Today, the National Park Service protects many of these early mining sites allowing us to catch a glimpse of a bygone era. In this fourth episode of Death Valley Explorer, discover how miners extracted gold at the Skidoo stamp mill, the largest water powered stamp mill in the Mojave Desert.

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