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The Golden Egg: Using Adaptive Management To Regulate Hiking Near Golden Eagle Nests in Denali National Park

This article is from Issue Scientific Models in Adaptive Management - Vol. 17 No. 1.

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Denali National Park in Alaska has one of the largest reported golden eagle nesting populations. Golden eagles are legally protected to help the population survive. Park managers were not sure how much hiking activities would affect nesting golden eagles in Denali National Park. They asked scientists to help them study this question. 

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