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The world of incredible outdoor news waits for no one. But not all of these are real—can you parse the patently phalse bit of news? Read on to find out—and remember, no using the Google to cheat!
USFWS launches National Wildlife Refuge Radio. Starting this month, Ken Salazar announced plans to release eight 60-second spots featuring the sounds of wildlife refuges across the country. Over 3,500 radio stations across the country will play clips that include noises from sandhill cranes from Merced National Wildlife Refuge in California, manatees from Florida’s Crystal River NWR, and sea otters from the Alaska NWR. Salazar hopes the clips will increase both awareness and visitation to America’s national wildlife refuges.
US moves to establish Buffalo Commons NP. At the suggestion of two Rutgers University professors, legislators in Kansas are hoping to establish Buffalo Commons National Park, a park that would seek to restore and preserve the high plains that used to exist there. Proponents insist that a new park could bring economic vitality and replenish aquifers that have been drained by generations of unsustainable farming. Rural Kansas has seen populations drop at an alarming rate, so Ken Salazar and the Department of the Interior have signed on to help develop this new national park.
Game wardens get their own reality TV show. The producers behind the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” are currently filming a show that follows Northern California game wardens as they trek through that state’s national forests and wild lands to hunt and arrest environmental criminals, poachers, and dangerous marijuana farmers. The program will air on the National Geographic Channel.
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