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Otago Daily Times
Saving the whalesThe opportunity to show compassion towards a desperate creature made for a rema
Saving the whales
Otago Daily Times / Posted an hour ago
The opportunity to show compassion towards a desperate creature made for a remarkable day, writes Andrea Crawford. It's Saturday, February 14, 2015. Valentine's Day, but not the way I'd planned it. The beach at Farewell Spit is littered with big... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Get involved with kākā in Te AnauTuesday, 1 September 2015, 10:08 amPress Release: Department of Conservation 1
Get involved with kākā in Te Anau
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 hours ago
Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 10:08 amPress Release: Department of Conservation 1 September 2015The Department of Conservation (DOC) is organising a Kākā Picnic to celebrate the five... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Haven for sale after 50 yearsThe view up Puheke Beach on the Karikari Peninsula from the deck of a house on
Haven for sale after 50 years
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 hours ago
The view up Puheke Beach on the Karikari Peninsula from the deck of a house on the property for sale. Another slice of Far North coastal paradise is up for sale, with tenders closing next week for a 77-hectare headland on the Karikari... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
All Hunua parks open following pest operationAll parklands and Department of Conservation tracks in the Hunua Ranges are ope
All Hunua parks open following pest operation
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 hours ago
All parklands and Department of Conservation tracks in the Hunua Ranges are open following the application of toxic 1080 bait to block one of the pest control operational area.Visitors to the parks are... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
School hits beach for live classThe whale gave the kids of Matauri Bay School an unforgettable nature lesson.
School hits beach for live class
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
The whale gave the kids of Matauri Bay School an unforgettable nature lesson. Children at a Far North primary school had a nature lesson they'll never forget when a whale called in for a visit. Normal lessons were abandoned at Matauri Bay School on... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Westminster police track down missing water buffalo PRINCETON -- A 1,000-pound visitor to Wachusett Mountain wandered off Sunday
Westminster police track down missing water buffalo
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
PRINCETON -- A 1,000-pound visitor to Wachusett Mountain wandered off Sunday morning, causing an extensive search by the staff of the ski area and local police. The Princeton and Westminster police... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Driftwood Outdoors: Conservation area sets the bar highThe reasons to visit the St. Louis area are too many to count. Cardinals games
Driftwood Outdoors: Conservation area sets the bar high
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
The reasons to visit the St. Louis area are too many to count. Cardinals games, concerts at The Fox, dinners on The Hill and walks through the St. Louis Zoo are a few of my favorites, along with trips to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
Bridge faces demolition timetableIf nothing changes between now and the end of the year, Blair County commission
Bridge faces demolition timetable
Altoona Mirror / Posted yesterday
If nothing changes between now and the end of the year, Blair County commissioners say they will be ready in January to pursue a permit for demolition, resulting in that fate sometime next year. "It's not going to happen this year," commissioners... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Nevada firewood permits to go on saleNevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will sell firewood perm
Nevada firewood permits to go on sale
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 2 days ago
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will sell firewood permits starting Sept. 12. Approximately 150 permits available on a first-come, first-served basis. The wood consists of a mixture of pine and fir, some seasoned and some... Read more
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NZCity
Takahe released on MotutapuThree takahe have been released on Motutapu Island, a fortnight after four of t
Takahe released on Motutapu
NZCity / Posted 2 days ago
Three takahe have been released on Motutapu Island, a fortnight after four of the endangered birds were killed when a pukeko cull went horribly wrong. Three takahe were released on the Hauraki Gulf island on Thursday, Department of Conservation... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Future of state parks uncertainDepartment leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park and said they
Future of state parks uncertain
The Gadsden Times / Posted 3 days ago
Department leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park and said they’ve absorbed millions of dollars’ worth of funding transfers to support the state’s general fund budget in the past four years. Alabama State Parks Director Greg Lein... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Stranded whale heads for freedom - Aucklander - The Aucklander NewsA whale described as a Minke Whale, possibly a Bryde's Whale, alive and strande
Stranded whale heads for freedom - Aucklander - The Aucklander News
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
A whale described as a Minke Whale, possibly a Bryde's Whale, alive and stranded on a beach at Pt Chevalier Photo: RUSSELL BROWN A whale that stranded itself at Pt Chevalier in Auckland is now heading into the channel past Kauri Point and out to... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Taxidermists voice concerns about new MDC deer hunting proposalCALLAWAY COUNTY - Missouri taxidermists spoke out Friday against a new proposal
Taxidermists voice concerns about new MDC deer hunting proposal
KOMU Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Missouri taxidermists spoke out Friday against a new proposal the Missouri Department of Conservation is considering to help contain the spread of chronic wasting disease. The MDC sent out a letter to taxidermists and meat... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Established benchmark in island conservationThe Department of Conservation says without Gary Aburn, the kakapo might be fun
Established benchmark in island conservation
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
The Department of Conservation says without Gary Aburn, the kakapo might be functionally extinct. Last week, Gary went home to Whataroa to die. He conducted one last interview with Greymouth Star reporter Laura Mills. Gary Aburn is more than 1.83m... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Cruise numbers test for DunedinDunedin's infrastructure and ability to cope with large numbers of tourists wil
Cruise numbers test for Dunedin
Otago Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
Dunedin's infrastructure and ability to cope with large numbers of tourists will be ''tested'' as the city gears up for a rise in cruise ship passengers. About 205,000 passengers and crew are expected to visit Dunedin this year from early October,... Read more
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The Neosho Daily News
Deer season changes set for 2016JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Conservation Commission set season dates and limi
Deer season changes set for 2016
The Neosho Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Conservation Commission set season dates and limits for the 2016-2017 fall deer season and gave initial approval to several deer-hunting regulation changes proposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the... Read more
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Gisborne Herald
Beach stumps more than a few . . .HEAVY tides have hauled about two metres of sand off Okitu Beach, revealing som
Beach stumps more than a few . . .
Gisborne Herald / Posted 3 days ago
HEAVY tides have hauled about two metres of sand off Okitu Beach, revealing some unlikely marine inhabitants. A group of old tree stumps, still firmly rooted in place have been uncovered on a small stretch of the beach in front of the Chalet.... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Appointment to Road Controlling Authorities ForumFriday, 28 August 2015, 3:54 pmPress Release: Wairoa District CouncilAfter conv
Appointment to Road Controlling Authorities Forum
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:54 pmPress Release: Wairoa District CouncilAfter convening a group of 12 rural and provincial Councils collaborating on land... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Avalanche in Ruapehu crater lakeThe earth shook when an avalanche of more than 30,000 tonnes of ice and snow fe
Avalanche in Ruapehu crater lake
Sky News Australia / Posted 3 days ago
The earth shook when an avalanche of more than 30,000 tonnes of ice and snow fell into the crater lake of Mt Ruapehu in the central North Island. The 'moderately large avalanche' on Tuesday night caused ground vibration and the temperature of the... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Firefighters from MO, Iowa help to control western wildfiresMissouri and Iowa firefighters joined forces to fight the wildfires in the west
Firefighters from MO, Iowa help to control western wildfires
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 4 days ago
Missouri and Iowa firefighters joined forces to fight the wildfires in the western United States. Since the beginning of the year the Missouri-Iowa Coordination Center, which is in Rolla, has dispatched 271 firefighters to the multi-state... Read more
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The Morning Call
Warning to Lehigh Valley: Prepare for the ash borerSince the first confirmed sighting of the emerald ash borer in Pennsylvania eig
Warning to Lehigh Valley: Prepare for the ash borer
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Since the first confirmed sighting of the emerald ash borer in Pennsylvania eight years ago, the tree-killing beetle has spread virtually everywhere in the state — except, it seems, the counties of the Lehigh Valley and a handful of other... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
AUM professor: Bad budget better than no budgetWith just over 30 days left before the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, the st
AUM professor: Bad budget better than no budget
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 days ago
With just over 30 days left before the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, the state still doesn't have a plan for the general fund. Estimates range from $200 million to more than $300 million would be necessary to solve the state budget crisis. The... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
AUM professor: Bad budget better than no budgetWith just over 30 days left before the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, the st
AUM professor: Bad budget better than no budget
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 4 days ago
With just over 30 days left before the new fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, the state still doesn't have a plan for the general fund. Estimates range from $200 million to more than $300 million would be necessary to solve the state budget crisis. The... Read more
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Daily Press
Rehabbed bald eagle released at Chippokes State ParkKelli Knight stood in front of scores of people at Chippokes Plantation State P
Rehabbed bald eagle released at Chippokes State Park
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
Kelli Knight stood in front of scores of people at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry County on Thursday, clutching an armful of eagle. A veterinarian with the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Knight was about to release the young raptor back to... Read more
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News.com.au
Avalanche in Ruapehu crater lakeBreaking News THE earth shook when an avalanche of more than 30,000 tonnes o
Avalanche in Ruapehu crater lake
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
Breaking News THE earth shook when an avalanche of more than 30,000 tonnes of ice and snow fell into the crater lake of Mt Ruapehu in the central North Island. THE "moderately large avalanche" on Tuesday night... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parksPELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say closures of state parks are among the potenti
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parks
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 4 days ago
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say closures of state parks are among the potential impacts of proposed budget cuts to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Department leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park... Read more
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The Gadsden Times
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parksPELHAM, Ala. (AP) � Officials say closures of state parks are among the potenti
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parks
The Gadsden Times / Posted 4 days ago
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) � Officials say closures of state parks are among the potential impacts of proposed budget cuts to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Department leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park... Read more
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FOX 6 News Birmingham
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parksPELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say closures of state parks are among the potenti
Officials concerned about potential budget cuts to parks
FOX 6 News Birmingham / Posted 4 days ago
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Officials say closures of state parks are among the potential impacts of proposed budget cuts to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Department leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sizeable avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake - VolcanoesMt Ruapehu's cooling crater lake is being monitored by scientists. Photo / Supp
Sizeable avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake - Volcanoes
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Mt Ruapehu's cooling crater lake is being monitored by scientists. Photo / Supplied Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche - this time at its crater lake. It comes as scientists are keeping a heightened eye on the mountain-top lake... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sizeable avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lakeMt Ruapehu's cooling crater lake is being monitored by scientists. Photo / Supp
Sizeable avalanche upsets Ruapehu's crater lake
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Mt Ruapehu's cooling crater lake is being monitored by scientists. Photo / Supplied Mt Ruapehu has again felt the rumble of an avalanche - this time at its crater lake. It comes as scientists are keeping a heightened eye on the mountain-top lake... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Possible changes coming to 2016-2017 deer hunting seasonIf you hunt deer you could see changes next year when you go hunting in the Oza
Possible changes coming to 2016-2017 deer hunting season
KSPR Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
If you hunt deer you could see changes next year when you go hunting in the Ozarks. The department of conservation is hoping to maintain the current deer population for years to come. It also wants to encourage more young people to take up the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Sally Gepp and Vaughan Cooper: Battleground of protected landFrom the outset, the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company has known that to
Sally Gepp and Vaughan Cooper: Battleground of protected land
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
From the outset, the Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company has known that to build the Ruataniwha Dam it needs to destroy 22 hectares of the Ruahine Forest Park. It has known that this land is nationally significant because of its rarity and... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Anti-mining campaigners want Govt to clean sitesA community group and iwi want Northland Regional Council to access a governmen
Anti-mining campaigners want Govt to clean sites
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A community group and iwi want Northland Regional Council to access a government clean-up fund for contaminated land. Photo / File A community group and iwi who campaigned to stop gold mining at Puhipuhi are now calling on the Government to pay for... Read more
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Gisborne Herald
Spring clean at Waikanae StreamWITH fickle weather and emerging blossoms heralding a change of season, it is t
Spring clean at Waikanae Stream
Gisborne Herald / Posted 4 days ago
WITH fickle weather and emerging blossoms heralding a change of season, it is time for a Waikanae Stream spring clean. Volunteers are invited to help collect rubbish, weed and plant native shrubs on Saturday, September 5, between 10am and... Read more
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TribLIVE
Laurel Mountain construction project bids openedBids for general and electrical construction contracts at the Laurel Mountain s
Laurel Mountain construction project bids opened
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Bids for general and electrical construction contracts at the Laurel Mountain ski area have been opened and are currently under review by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Five companies submitted bids for the general... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
‘GoRoam’ app goes liveThursday, 27 August 2015, 2:57 pmPress Release: Waikato District CouncilThe Wai
‘GoRoam’ app goes live
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Thursday, 27 August 2015, 2:57 pmPress Release: Waikato District CouncilThe Wairoa District Council’s ‘GoRoam’ smart phone application (app) is ready to go live.A demonstration of the app was presented to... Read more
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Daily Press
Farm drones aren't in Virginia yet, but on the horizonWhen people talk drones, one of the benign uses they mention is agriculture — f
Farm drones aren't in Virginia yet, but on the horizon
Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
When people talk drones, one of the benign uses they mention is agriculture — flying over crops to check for early signs of infestation, weeds or other stressors. But, while hobbyists with quadcopters are already buzzing the airspace, farmers are... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Kaka surprises and delights residentsThis kaka has been spotted at various properties from Stuart St, Holmes Hill, t
Kaka surprises and delights residents
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
This kaka has been spotted at various properties from Stuart St, Holmes Hill, to the Oamaru Public Gardens over the past fortnight. The bird is pictured here at a Queens Cres property. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The native parrot has been spotted by Oamaru... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Kiwi return, even though stoat may still be lurkingFootage of juvenile kiwi Sven taken at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Photo from th
Kiwi return, even though stoat may still be lurking
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
Footage of juvenile kiwi Sven taken at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Photo from the Orokonui Ecosanctuary A day before the birds returned to Dunedin, surveillance cameras filming their home revealed a visit from a stoat, which had been hunted for more... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Officials fighting fire at Carter Co. saw millCarter County officials are responding to a commercial structure fire near Garw
Officials fighting fire at Carter Co. saw mill
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 5 days ago
Carter County officials are responding to a commercial structure fire near Garwood, Mo. Officials confirm that a fire had broken out at Anderson Saw Mill, near County Road 306, and had spread into nearby brush. Multiple fire departments responded... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hopes high as whale refloatsVolunteers attend the Antarctic minke whale at Pt Chevalier. Photo / Dean Purce
Hopes high as whale refloats
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Volunteers attend the Antarctic minke whale at Pt Chevalier. Photo / Dean Purcell Rescuers who helped a stranded whale in Auckland yesterday are confident the mammal will find its way to safety. The female Antarctic minke whale is heading out to... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Endangered kea allegedly shot in NelsonKea are classified as nationally endangered and numbers are in decline. Photo /
Endangered kea allegedly shot in Nelson
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Kea are classified as nationally endangered and numbers are in decline. Photo / NZME An investigation is underway following allegations of kea being shot at a forestry site in Nelson. In a statement the Department of Conservation said it had... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
New York crew fighting wildfires in Oregon returnsSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A homecoming is planned for New Yorkers who were
New York crew fighting wildfires in Oregon returns
New Jersey Herald / Posted 5 days ago
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A homecoming is planned for New Yorkers who were fighting wildfires in Oregon. A 20-member crew will be formally welcomed home Wednesday in Saratoga Springs after trying to help contain wildfires in Oregon for two... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
New York crew fighting wildfires in Oregon returnsSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A homecoming is planned for New Yorkers who were
New York crew fighting wildfires in Oregon returns
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 5 days ago
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - A homecoming is planned for New Yorkers who were fighting wildfires in Oregon. A 20-member crew will be formally welcomed home Wednesday in Saratoga Springs after trying to help contain wildfires in Oregon for two... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Investigation underway after kea shotKea numbers are in decline, with there being estimated to be fewer than 5000.
Investigation underway after kea shot
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
Kea numbers are in decline, with there being estimated to be fewer than 5000. In a statement the Department of Conservation said it had received reports a group of kea were allegedly shot at a forestry site in the Golden Downs area in Nelson. "We... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Budget crisis threatens more than just state parks under DCNRhe state's budget crisis is not only threatening to close Alabama's State Parks
Budget crisis threatens more than just state parks under DCNR
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 6 days ago
he state's budget crisis is not only threatening to close Alabama's State Parks but it could take a major toll on those who hunt and fish. Leaders with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources say the plea to pass the Governor's proposed... Read more
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Rolla Daily News
Missouri, Iowa firefighters join efforts to control wildfires Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 6:56 PM Missouri and Iowa firefighters are joining t
Missouri, Iowa firefighters join efforts to control wildfires
Rolla Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Posted Aug. 25, 2015 at 6:56 PM Missouri and Iowa firefighters are joining the national effort to control wildfires in the western United States. The Missouri-Iowa Coordination Center,... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Smokey Bear stolen from Rockwood ReservationWILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Someone stole Smokey Bear from the entrance to Rockwoods
Smokey Bear stolen from Rockwood Reservation
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
WILDWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Someone stole Smokey Bear from the entrance to Rockwoods Reservation. The bear is an important part of the sign that warns people about fire dangers. Dan Zarlenga, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said,... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Smokey Bear stolen from Rockwood ReservationWILDWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Someone stole Smokey Bear from the entrance to Rockwoods
Smokey Bear stolen from Rockwood Reservation
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
WILDWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Someone stole Smokey Bear from the entrance to Rockwoods Reservation. The bear is an important part of the sign that warns people about fire dangers. Dan Zarlenga, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said,... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Budget crisis threatens more than just state parks under DCNRhe state's budget crisis is not only threatening to close Alabama's State Parks
Budget crisis threatens more than just state parks under DCNR
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 6 days ago
he state's budget crisis is not only threatening to close Alabama's State Parks but it could take a major toll on those who hunt and fish. Leaders with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources say the plea to pass the Governor's proposed... Read more
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