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USGS Celebrates Science in the Parks Week, April 22-28, 2001
Released: 4/20/2001

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Rebecca Phipps 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4414



Serving our Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth and all its resources, the U.S. Geological Survey is taking a trip to the park - our National Parks. Throughout the National Parks system, USGS scientists are studying the vast resources our parks have to offer. Here’s a sampling of their work across the nation. For more details on any of these projects, go to our website at http://www.usgs.gov/parks.html.

  • In Alaska, Using Sound to Map the Bottom of Glacier Bay
  • Salmon Mystery Unites USGS Researchers and Alaska Natives
  • In Hawaii: The Green Cancer - Miconia - is Moving Toward Haleakala National Park
  • Biological Invasions on Guam Since WWII
  • In California: Are Those Coyotes Howling (or What?) at the Golden Gate?
  • Weed in California? New Assessment to Aid in Battling Weeds in Sierra Nevada Parks
  • Reducing Wildfire Hazard in our Forests
  • Nutrias Eating Up Coastal Louisiana
  • Peregrine Falcons in Texas’ Big Bend National Park
  • Making a new home for Texas Turtles
  • Aliens in Minnesota’s Lakes?
  • Vaccinating Large Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
  • In Arkansas’ Buffalo National River, Fish Diversity Reigns
  • Along Atlantic Coast: Mapping the Coastline to Study Coastal Change


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