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Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2019, 20:57

25 Rare Vintage Photos of America’s National Parks

Take a look back in time to see how much America’s National Parks have changed over the years.
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Freitag, 21. Juni 2019, 18:41

Schwarzbär muss sterben, weil Touristen Selfies mit ihm machten

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Ein junger Schwarzbär in einem Nationalpark in Oregon wurde so zutraulich, dass Touristen ihn fütterten und Selfies mit ihm machten. Doch weil die Menschen die Aufforderung der Parkverantwortlichen ("Bitte nicht den Bären füttern") ignorierten, nahm die Geschichte des kleinen Bären ein trauriges Ende.

Touristen ignorierten die Warnhinweise
Im US-amerikanischen Nationalpark Henry Hagg Lake in der Nähe von Portland, Oregon, lebte ein kleiner, zutraulicher Schwarzbar, der sich immer wieder den Touristen näherte. Der kleine Bär wurde zur Social-Media-Attraktion: Menschen fütterten ihn mit Studentenfutter und machten sogar Selfies mit ihm. Doch seine Zutraulichkeit wurde ihm zum Verhängnis und die Beamten des Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife mussten eine harte Entscheidung treffen.

„Der Bär wäre zu einer Gefahr für die Menschen geworden“
Weil die Touristen mehrfach die Aufforderungen ignorierten, den Bären nicht zu nahe zu kommen, da es sich um ein Wildtier handelt, wurde das Jungtier erschossen. Zuvor versuchten die Park-Ranger, Polizisten und Biologen den Schwarzbären in die Wildnis zu vertreiben, doch der Bär kam aus Gewohnheit immer wieder zurück in die Nähe der Menschen.
"Der Bär wäre zu einer echten Gefahr für die Menschen geworden", erklärt Biologe Kurt Licence von der Behörde gegenüber dem Nachrichtenportal "The Oregonian". "Die Parkgäste hatten wahrscheinlich keine böse Absicht, aber Bären dürfen niemals gefüttert werden! Denn Wildtiere können vom mitgebrachtem Futter nicht nur krank werden, wie Kurt Licence erklärt: "Sie sind dazu imstande, sich zu wehren, und es ist immer besser, sie in Ruhe zu lassen und sie aus sicherer Entfernung zu beobachten."

User sind empört über das Todes-Urteil
Auf die Nachricht, dass der Bär erschossen wurde, bekam das Washington County Sheriff's Office (WSCO) einen regelrechten Shitstorm auf seinem Twitter-Account. Im Dialog mit den Usern rechtfertigte das WSCO seine Entscheidung: "Eine Umsiedlung war in diesem Fall keine Option. Menschen sollten Bären nicht füttern. Es ist eine sehr traurige Situation."

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Montag, 24. Juni 2019, 19:30

Glacier's Premier Road Opens After Late-Season Snow
Going-to-the-Sun road reopens in Montana's Glacier National Park.

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Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road has opened for the season after delays caused by snowfall.
The National Weather Service advised motorists on the 50-mile (80-kilometer) road Sunday to drive carefully due to fog.
The Daily Inter Lake reports travelers on the Going-to-the-Sun Road also should be aware of possible rock falls, especially west of Logan Pass.
Late-season high-altitude snow has closed the Beartooth Highway south of Red Lodge into Wyoming.

In Colorado, icy conditions and snow drifts up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) closed Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say they're not sure when the road might open.

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Freitag, 28. Juni 2019, 17:41

Stunning photos show the 23 beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites in the US

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UNESCO lists stunning natural and man-made sites around the world that it considers worth protecting for their cultural, historic or scientific significance.
The storied list includes world-famous locations such like India's Taj Mahal and Peru's Machu Picchu, but it also includes many sites across the US.
Some are already widely-known and act as big tourist attractions, while others are not as celebrated.
UNESCO sites can suffer from over-tourism, and the organization has backed the idea of "sustainable tourism," encouraging those that visit to sites to leave them untouched.
They also urge visitors to listen to those that manage the sites if they express concerns about overcrowding or ask people to stay in certain areas.
There are 23 UNESCO sites in the US, including in Hawaii and Alaska.

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Freitag, 5. Juli 2019, 18:45

Wolves are making a comeback. Here’s where to see them
Grab your binoculars and track thriving populations in Yellowstone, Denali, and beyond.

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You might say that National Geographic Explorer Doug Smith is obsessed with wolves. After all, he’s spent his entire career studying them. A wildlife biologist, he leads the Wolf Restoration project in Yellowstone National Park, trekking on foot, riding horseback, and leaping from helicopters to research and protect these native canines.
Though several scientists argue the animal’s recovery is not yet complete, gray wolves are no longer considered endangered in some states, and a 40-year conservation effort has seen their numbers boom - meaning there’s no better time to encounter them in their native habitats.
“The wolf is the poster child of wilderness,” says Smith. “When you see one in the wild, it awakens the senses and everything feels right.” Here are a few of his favorite places to spot them in the United States.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
If you explore these majestic landscapes for three or four days, “you’ll be rewarded with more than just a glimpse,” Smith says. For the best wolf sightings, visit in summer or midwinter and search during the early morning. In Yellowstone, look for packs living in the Lamar Valley, Hayden Valley, and Blacktail Deer Plateau. In Grand Teton, head to Willow Flats. (Learn how the Yellowstone we don’t see is a struggle for life and death.)
Trip tips: Drive the Great Loop Road to pass through Lamar Valley for a chance to glimpse its local wolf pack, then head southwest to the Mount Washburn Trail, a six-mile loop to a fire lookout tower that provides a sweeping, 10,000-foot vantage point over Yellowstone. Book well in advance at Old Faithful Inn (May-October) to experience the national historic landmark for yourself. At Grand Teton, be on the lookout for other wildlife from beavers to bison, then make your way to Jackson Lake to fish, sail, water ski, and windsurf.

Denali National Park & Preserve
In this remote Alaskan wilderness—at 6.1 million acres, one of the largest national parks in the U.S.—expect fewer people and more wolves. Drivers on the Denali Park Road frequently report sightings. If you spot wolves, don’t give chase. “They’ll run away,” Smith says, “and it ruins the moment for everyone.” If you’re on foot, scout river banks for clues such as paw prints. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope to zoom in on the action. (Here’s how to do wildlife tourism right.)
Trip tips: Visit in summer, when Denali Park Road is open. You can drive the first 15 miles, then hop on a shuttle or tour bus. After a day of hiking, stay the night at Wonder Lake Campground for commanding views of Denali itself, at 20,310 feet North America’s tallest peak. Pack insect repellent to ward off the persistent mosquitoes and be sure to make use of the bear-safe food lockers available in the campground

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Bundle up if you go in winter, the prime time to see wolves in this pristine part of Minnesota. Try a sled dog excursion and follow wolf tracks in the snow. During late summer, book a guided canoe trip and you may be treated to the rare sound of wolf pups learning to howl. The presence of wolves, Smith says, gives the area that “wild, north woods feeling.”
Trip tips: As its name suggests, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is best seen from the water. Reserve the required permits to enter and overnight, then strike off on your own or book a guided canoe tour. Motorboats are mostly banned in this massive, glacier-carved backcountry. In the winter, trade the boat for a dogsled, a pair of skis, or snowshoes to traverse the serene expanse.

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Dienstag, 9. Juli 2019, 19:58

Construction begins today on new White House fence

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The United States Secret Service (USSS) and the National Park Service (NPS) began construction on a new White House fence on July 8 that is expected to continue into 2021.

The two agencies have been working since 2014 to develop an appropriate barrier that will keep the White House and grounds as accessible as possible to the public while ensuring the security of the White House and its occupants. Both agencies are committed to respecting the historical significance and visitor experience at the White House and President’s Park.

Construction will take place in phases, beginning in the northwest corner of the White House grounds along Pennsylvania Avenue. The second phase will move to the northeast corner. In the coming weeks, construction fencing will enclose a portion of the immediate White House sidewalk and part of Pennsylvania Avenue adjacent to the work area.

The White House will remain visible from multiple views throughout the duration of this project. The NPS will continue to issue permits for demonstrations in Lafayette Park and the open areas of the White House sidewalk. Scheduled tours of the White House will continue as planned. Pedestrians and cyclists will generally have access to travel through Pennsylvania Avenue, but should expect occasional temporary closures to facilitate access for construction equipment and materials.

The project will encompass the 18-acre White House complex and involves over 3,500 feet of steel fencing. The current 6 feet 6 inch tall fence will be replaced by an approximately 13 feet tall fence with wider and stronger fence posts. The new fence incorporates anti-climb and intrusion detection technology and is designed to mitigate current and future security threats.

The design of the fence was approved in 2017 by both the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC). The contract for construction of a new fence and gates was awarded in June of 2018.

The design, materials and perimeter of the White House fence have evolved over the past two centuries. The first perimeter fence was a wood rail fence completed in 1803 during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency. The wooden fence was replaced by a stone wall and later an iron fence. Paint analysis indicated that the earliest color of the north iron fencing may have been a deep forest green. The NPS plans to preserve sections of the current fence in its museum collection.

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Freitag, 12. Juli 2019, 20:43

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National Park Service Releases Detailed Guide On What Visitors Should Do Upon Encountering Squirrel

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In their latest effort to educate and prepare the public for crossing the path of the ubiquitous rodents, the U. S. National Park Service released a detailed guide Friday advising visitors on what they should do if they encounter a squirrel. “We’ve published a step-by-step guide urging guests to remain absolutely still and try to ‘make themselves appear big’ by spreading their feet if they ever happen upon a squirrel in the wild,” said Park Service Wildlife Management deputy director Dan Smith, who stressed that the Park Service had installed high-visibility signage in areas where large concentrations of the bushy-tailed animals are found. “Movies such as Ice Age would have you believe that squirrels are friendly, mischievous at worst, with absolutely no thirst for human blood or history of carrying off infants only to climb up trees with them and eat their pink little heads as if they were apples. But remember, these are feral animals, perfectly adapted to survive and thrive in a harsh environment. There are, in fact, several species of squirrels in North America, and our new materials will cover interactions with each one, although you’ll want to avoid eye contact with all of them and absolutely safeguard your food when camping. And in the event that a squirrel does sprint off with your store of nuts, for the love of God, absolutely do not chase after them.” The Park Service also announced that capsaicin-based anti-squirrel mace would be sold in all national park gift shops.

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Montag, 15. Juli 2019, 21:17

Sneak preview of Washington Monument rocket projection to celebrate 50th anniversary of moon launch

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The nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 starting on Tuesday -- but D.C. got a sneak preview of what's in store to celebrate the beginning of the historic trip to the moon.
FOX 5 cameras captured an impressive rehearsal along the National Mall early Monday morning when an image of a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket was projected onto the Washington Monument.

For three nights, July 16, 17 and 18 -- the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will project the rocket's image onto the east face of the monument from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. On Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, a special 17-minute show, "Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" will combine full-motion projection-mapping artwork on the monument. Archival footage will be displayed to recreate the launch of Apollo 11 and tell the story of the first moon landing.

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