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March 22, 2017
Peregrine falcons nest in Acadia National Park
Peregrine falcons are again defending nesting territories at the Precipice, Jordan, and Valley Cove cliffs in Acadia National Park. The National Park Service has closed the cliffs and associated trails to public entry to protect the peregrine falcons from inadvertent disturbance or harassment during the nesting period.

March 22, 2017
National Park Service launches pilot program to manage traffic in Acadia National Park
As many as five uniformed Visitor Service Assistants will be assigned to key locations in the park, including Cadillac Mountain, Jordan Pond, and Sand Beach, at times when traffic congestion and parking challenges are most likely to occur. Their duties will include providing visitor information, assisting with traffic control, collecting visitor use data, assisting with park entrance pass compliance, and helping park rangers as needed.

January 12, 2017
National Park Service offers summer teacher fellowships at Acadia National Park and Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
The National Park Service (NPS) is recruiting six Acadia Teacher Fellows to spend the summer learning about Acadia National Park’s diverse natural and cultural resources, and ways to protect them. The NPS will select three teachers to work on Mount Desert Island, and two teachers to work at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) in Winter Harbor. In addition, the NPS will select one teacher to work at Saint Croix Island International Historic Site in Calais.

November 30, 2016
Park Loop Road closes to motor vehicles for the season on December 1st
Park Loop Road will be closed to motor vehicles for the season starting December 1st, with the exception of the two-mile section from Sand Beach Entrance Station to Otter Cliff Road and the Jordan Pond area.

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