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This report describes the work performed by the Alaska Exotic Plant Management Team at Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve during the 2011 season including objectives, methods, and major conclusions. This field work is a continuation of work done by the Alaska Exotic Plant Management Team in the summer of 2010. The 2011 season was divided into four main regions from highest to lowest priority: Coal Creek Camp; Slaven’s Roadhouse; the Dalton Highway south of Coldfoot, AK; and Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve along the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River. The main area of focus during the 2011 season was the high traffic areas along Coal Creek; a tributary...
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The National Park Service (NPS) manages the nation's most iconic destinations that attract millions of visitors from across the nation and around the world. Trip-related spending by NPS visitors generates and supports a considerable amount of economic activity within park gateway communities. This economic effects analysis measures how NPS visitor spending cycles through local economies, generating business sales and supporting jobs and income. In 2012, the National Park System received over 282 million recreation visits. NPS visitors spent $14.7 billion in local gateway regions (defined as communities within 60 miles of a park). The contribution of this spending to the national economy was 243 thousand jobs, $9.3...
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation; Tags: Natural Resource Report
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High resolution vegetation polygons mapped by the National Park Service. This vegetation classification and mapping effort encompasses 413,031 acres (167,148 ha) within the Alamosa Basin, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south central Colorado. The mapping boundary is made up of several management units from a variety of government and private agencies. These include the National Park Service (Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - (149,137 acres), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Baca National Wildlife Refuge - 92,623 acres), U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (Blanca Wetlands), and the Nature Conservancy (Medano-Zapata Ranch - 32,725 acres). The mapped area includes portions of Saguache...
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