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The latest news from around the National Park System.

NPCA Seeks Injunction To Prevent Work From Starting On Jamestown Transmission Line

The National Parks Conservation Association is seeking an injunction to prevent construction from commencing on a power transmission line that would cross the James River near Historic Jamestowne and other units of the National Park System before the group's legal challenge to the project is heard.
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Fort Laramie National Historic Site's Biodiversity Is Fairly Batty

Fort Laramie National Historic Site in eastern Wyoming is known far and wide for its military history, Native American homelands, fur trade era, famous emigrant trails—the Oregon, California, and Mormon Pioneer Trails—and the Pony Express. In the past few years, the fort has also been gaining renown for its natural resources.
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Conservation Work Underway At Church In Tumacácori National Historical Park

Tumacácori National Historical Park in Arizona is hosting a summer field team from the University of Pennsylvania to continue work on the conservation of original plasters and painted finishes inside the San José de Tumacácori Mission church. The work is a five-year collaborative project, now in its second year.
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Grand Teton National Park Wants Volunteers To Help Patrol String Lake Area

The popular String Lake area of Grand Teton National Park has experienced extremely high visitation levels in recent weeks and the trend is expected to continue. String Lake, located north of Jenny Lake, is easily accessible, hosts a scenic lakeshore and provides water recreation, hiking and picnic opportunities.
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PEER: NPS Superintendent In Sexual Harassment Case Transferred To Larger Park

Despite the National Park Service's pledge to take a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment incidents, a park superintendent accused of inappropriate behavior against a female employee was transferred to a larger park and given a cash bonus, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
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Interior Department Orders National Park Service To Reconsider Hunting Regs In National Preserves In Alaska

In a move that could have dire effects on wildlife in national park lands in Alaska, the Interior Department has ordered the National Park Service to reconsider wildlife regulations that are at odds with hunting and trapping regulations enforced by the state of Alaska. The directive, while legally questionable, could greatly impact bear populations on National Park System lands, such as national preserves, if the Park Service reversed rules designed to protect predators.
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