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** FILE ** Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the National Park Service (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The firefall from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park presents itself as a molten lava flow at sunset in mid-February when the sun and Earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon and winter weather cooperates. (National Park Service via Associated Press)

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James Mitchell, with the National Park Service, prunes back cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin on Monday. The Park Service spends about $185,000 on the festival. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew sports a cherry blossom scarf as National Park Service Deputy Superintendent Steve Lorenzetti talks Monday about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival. Park Service officials announced that the peak bloom period for cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and 30 while brushing off any effects of snow expected this week. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service officials announce that the peak bloom period for Washington's cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and March 30. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service officials announce that the peak bloom period for Washington's cherry blossom trees around the Tidal Basin is expected to be between March 26 and March 30. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service rangers use high-powered leaf blowers to remove fresh snow from the walking bridge leading to Theodore Roosevelt island, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.(Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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Allan Stewert, a D.C. resident, walks his dog, Bobo, down he walking bridge leading to Theodore Roosevelt Island as National Park Service rangers use high-powered leaf blowers to remove fresh snow from it, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service volunteer Kimberly Saucedo-Broach,16, chats with World War II veteran US Navy Coxwain (Retired) Barney Melvin, of Shelbyville, Ill., (right) during the Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial event in Washington, D.C. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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National Park Service Superintendent Bob Vogel announces details Wednesday for the repairs on the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vistors to the Mall (from left) Andy Dimitriou of Chicago, Judy Franklin of Las Vegas and her sister Janice Hoffman of Chicago, and Michael Franklin of Las Vegas walk up to a temporary barrier to get a closer look at the closed National Monument. as the National Park Service announces that Perini Management Services, Inc. of Framingham, Mass. will be the contractor tasked with repairing the earthquake damage to the Washington Monument at a press conference, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, September 26, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Marine One, the presidential helicopter, could complicate repairs to the Washington Monument during flyovers as a result of White House security measures, the National Park Service says. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Park Service Superintendent Bob Vogel announces details Wednesday for the repairs on the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Expected conflicts between wolves and humans and the amount of time required of park officials to manage a wolf population are among reasons the National Park Service hasn’t reintroduced the animal to control the elk population at Rocky Mountain National Park. Park staff and volunteers shoot excess elk instead. (Associated Press)

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Expected conflicts between wolves and humans and the amount of time required of park officials to manage a wolf population are among reasons the National Park Service hasn’t reintroduced the animal to control the elk population at Rocky Mountain National Park. Park staff and volunteers shoot excess elk instead. (Associated Press)

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In this Friday, June 15, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service, climbers hike through the area where an avalanche swept a Japanese climbing team off a hill during their descent from Alaska's Mount McKinley. U.S. National Park Service officials say five people were traveling as a one rope team early Thursday morning as part of a Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation expedition on the Alaska mountain. The NPS said Hitoshi Ogi, 69, survived after falling 60 feet (18 meters) into a crevasse. He was able to climb out. The other four tumbled into the avalanche debris and haven't been seen since. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Kevin Wright)

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In this Friday, June 15, 2012 photo provided by the National Park Service, climbers hike through the area where an avalanche swept a Japanese climbing team off a hill during their descent from Alaska's Mount McKinley. U.S. National Park Service officials say five people were traveling as a one rope team early Thursday morning as part of a Miyagi Workers Alpine Federation expedition on the Alaska mountain. The NPS said Hitoshi Ogi, 69, survived after falling 60 feet (18 meters) into a crevasse. He was able to climb out. The other four tumbled into the avalanche debris and haven't been seen since. (AP Photo/National Park Service, Kevin Wright)

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As the sun rises over the Tidal Basin, Cory Cain, a tree worker with the National Park Service trims dead branches as the cherry blossoms make an early arrival with their pink and white blossoms in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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As the sun rises over the Tidal Basin, Cory Cain, a tree worker with the National Park Service trims dead branches from a cherry tree as the cherry blossoms make an early arrival in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The firefall from Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park presents itself as a molten lava flow at sunset in mid-February when the sun and Earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon and winter weather cooperates. (National Park Service via Associated Press)