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Parks Beyond Borders: Icelandic National Park Rangers and Partners Train in United States; Wales' Brecon Beacons Gets Dark Sky Designation

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2013/03/parks-beyond-borders-icelandic-national-park-rangers-and-partners-train-united-states-wales-brecon-b22975

Rangers from the Icelandic National Park Service and partners just finished a two-week visit to the United States, learning about American-style national park management, development and conservation at national parks in Washington and Oregon.

Hjörleifur Finnsson, a park manager at Vatnajokull National Park, said he discovered that he shared a lot of common ground with his new American acquaintances on the topic of park management. “It’s astonishing,” he said, “given the big differences between the two countries”—one of which is...