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Protecting Raptors and Climbers at the Pinnacles National Monument

August 04, 2009 by Reinhard Cate

Every summer, Pinnacles National Monument staff lift seasonal rock climbing closures on several rock formations that close each year to protect nesting raptors. For the last 23 years, park staff have closed routes to climbers to allow the birds to nest undisturbed, and raptor health has stayed high.

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