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Recently retired Alaska Regional Director Jim Stratton on Alaska Public Radio praising the Park Service's new regulations banning predator-control hunting tactics that the state had tried to push into national preserves in Alaska.
Dianne Feinstein oppose the scheme, which could harm the Mojave National Preserve.
Florida Everglades & Biscayne is the next best thing to visiting these national preserves in person, and highly recommended especially for wildlife lovers and armchair travelers everywhere.
So do many other national preserves, recreation areas, lake shores, scenic trails, and forests.
National preserves, on the other hand, have characteristics similar to national parks, but Congress permits hunting, trapping and mineral extraction on these.
In the national preserves, where jurisdictions overlap, the Park Service has to come up with special rules every year to forbid these practices, saying the parks are meant to be managed as ecosystems, not game farms.
Under that law, Noatak National Preserve in Northwest Alaska is open to any hunter with a state license, with a priority given to local rural Alaskans hunting and fishing for subsistence, to meet important dietary and cultural needs in their communities.
The final plan allows some recreational use over established trails in the area's less-restrictive national preserve, while limiting use to rural subsistence inside the national park.
National preserves also allow hunting, but they manage for "healthy populations of wildlife," including wolves.
Clashes between the state's independent streak and the federal government's policies are nothing new in Alaska, but in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, a keystone species is being decimated as a result.
Among other things, the measure would make recreational hunting a statutory purpose of national preserves, blurring the differentiation between sport and subsistence hunting and threatening the livelihoods of those who depend on Alaskan wildlife to survive.

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