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National Park Service Receives Over $50M for Infrastructure Projects

The National Park Service will receive over $50 million to address the backlog of maintenance projects across the national park system.

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Zion National Park Mulls Possible Reservation System

Zion National Park is weighing whether to have visitors make reservations to go hiking and picnic in the park—a first in the national park system.

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Denver To Host Outdoor Retailer Show Starting in 2018

Credit: Larry Johnson, "Denver Skyline at Sunset," December 17, 2009

Starting in 2018, Denver will host the Outdoor Retailer trade show.

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Interior Secretary Zinke Hails Effort to Fight Invasive Mussels

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced a new initiative to combat the spread of invasive mussels across the American West, in particular in Montana, his home state.

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Colstrip, Montana: Bellweather for America’s Energy Future?

More than a town, Colstrip, Montana may be a bellweather of the United States’ energy future, as coal continues to decline.

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Zinke Recommends Revising Bears Ears National Monument

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended President Trump and Congress “revise the existing boundaries” of Bears Ears National Monument.

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Interior Department Reverses Course on National Bison Range Management Transfer

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Ruling against its earlier judgment, the Interior Department has decided to have the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue managing the National Bison Range.

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Interior Department Seeks Public Comment on National Monuments

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The Department of the Interior is seeking public comment on 27 national monuments established in the past 20 years.

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New West Roundup for Apr. 27, 2017

Today in New West news: tug-of-war in Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act debate, Texas gas co. shuts down thousands of wells after fatal Colorado explosion, and Wyoming wolves.

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Patagonia Threatens Litigation Over National Monument Review

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Patagonia has threatened to sue the Trump Administration over its recent call for a national monument review.

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