The Latest RV Park and Campground Briefs
From the Billings (Mont.) Gazette:
Hunters have killed two radio-collared wolves that roamed Grand Teton National Park, localizing a debate about the legal killing of “park” wolves used for research.
Wildlife officials say it’s unavoidable that park wolves will range outside park boundaries. Wyoming Game and Fish Department harvest data show 13 wolves reported killed in hunt areas bordering the park.
On Oct. 1, the Fish and Wildlife Service ended Endangered Species Act protection for Wyoming wolves.
Wildlife managers and pro-wolf groups are at odds after the shooting of at least 10 collared animals that frequent Wyoming’s two national parks.
Eight collared animals have been shot outside Yellowstone National Park. On Monday, Montana closed a portion of its hunt area abutting the park.
From a Virginia Department of Conservation Recreation news release:
Virginia State Parks are committed to providing interns with a robust educational experience. Marketing interns will work with influential marketers who have expertise in media and public relations, social media, blogging, event marketing, tradeshow and event management, research, volunteerism and grant-writing. Interns will work in, or closely with, Virginia State Parks and gain excellent exposure and skills to enhance their professional and personal development.
Eligibility: Prospective interns should be enrolled in a two to four-year program at a university or state, community or private college, and be able to receive credit for participating in the program. They also must be authorized to work in the United States.
Summer Internships: Summer internships begin in early June and run for eight weeks. Summer interns receive media and job interview skills training and are required to complete a final research project to be presented to the agency’s senior level management. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2013.
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From the Paso Robles Press:
Motorists heading down Highway 101 near Paso Robles and passing the frontage at Wellsona Road may have noticed construction work under way at the former Harvest Bible Church site.
Historically, the place was operated as a former doll museum by the Moe family. It is now being transformed into a 130-space RV resort slated to be open and fully functional by the latter part of January, according to owners Karen and Jeff Marsden.
“We hope to be building something real elegant, some charm and grace where people can come and relax,” said Jeff. “It’s an era gone by, to have that real personal touch, like a an old, established, high-end hotel.”
From the Fresno Bee:
Santa Monica’s newly elected city council has voted to rescind an agreement allowing a developer to raze one of the beachfront city’s two remaining trailer parks and replace it with hundreds of high-end condos and apartments.
Tuesday’s (Dec. 11) vote was taken shortly after several new members, elected last month, were sworn into office.
The council previously gave final approval to an ordinance allowing for a mixed-use development containing 377 condos and apartments and nearly 25,000 square feet of retail space. It would be built on the current site of the modest, 1950s-era Santa Monica Village Trailer Park.
In tossing out that vote, the new council ordered city staff to meet with the developer to discuss plans for reconfiguring the project and providing affordable housing and other benefits to trailer park residents.
From a news release:
As part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) ongoing catastrophic planning efforts to expand national sheltering, feeding and evacuation capacity for up to 1.75 million disaster survivors, FEMA is developing agreements with private sector and voluntary organization partners to lease facilities and land during presidentially declared disasters.
To meet this objective, FEMA would like to partner with camps that have 50 or more rooms and/or open land with 100 acres or more on which to build temporary soft-sided shelters for disaster survivors or responders. Through FEMA’s relationship with the American Camp Association, they look forward to continuing to strengthen collaboration among private sector, voluntary organization and government partners during disaster response.
From the Flathead Beacon:
On the heels of the busiest summer on record for outdoor recreation on public land, efforts are underway to identify priorities and issues within the Montana State Parks system and on all public land.
The Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which will be completed next year, will provide state and federal administrators a “roadmap for public recreation across the state,” including funding directives and supply and demand needs for public resources and facilities.
“SCORP will provide a view of how we’re managing recreation in the state of Montana,” Chas Van Genderen, administrator for Montana State Parks, said. “How do we manage better? That’s what we’re trying to understand.”
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