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White, Wild Animals and Why Difference Shouldn’t Be Wrong

White, Wild Animals and Why Difference Shouldn’t Be Wrong

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 2, 2017 2

A framed photo that hung on a wall of my grandfather’s large dining room is one of my earliest memories. Sepia-toned, it depicted a herd of deer, taken in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, near Boulder Junction.

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Can National Parks Survive Our Behavior for Another Century?

Can National Parks Survive Our Behavior for Another Century?

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 15, 2016 4

This was a banner year for our national parks. In 2016, we celebrated 100 years of America’s “best idea,” to quote environmentalist and nature writer Wallace Stegner. Many of us flocked to our national

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Me & My Red Dog

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Me & My Red Dog

Kendal Bower November 4, 2016 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we selected a scene from Grand Teton National Park. Photographer Steve Grodin captured this moment

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Privatizing Wildlife: Dangerous Trend or Economic Necessity?

Privatizing Wildlife: Dangerous Trend or Economic Necessity?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 18, 2016 1

Fall in Wisconsin, where I live, is colorful. Leaves in our forests turn vivid purple, red and yellow; and deer hunters in our woods dress in vivid orange. As in many places, there is

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Attitudes Toward Wildlife: the Right Kind of Caring?

Attitudes Toward Wildlife: the Right Kind of Caring?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 11, 2016 8

American attitudes toward wild animals are growing more positive, according to a new study published just last month in the international journal Biological Conservation. Between 1978 and 2014, our thinking about eight historically stigmatized

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The Sounds of Yellowstone

The Sounds of Yellowstone

Natural Habitat Adventures September 26, 2016 0

I should begin by saying I hate the cold and do everything in my power to avoid it. My Midwest roots, however, have taught me one thing: layer up! So, with that in mind,

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Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Bison Named Our National Mammal: Bad Omen for the Species?

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 17, 2016 3

We now have a national mammal, and it’s Bison bison. On Monday, May 9, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, honoring American bison with this first-ever designation. It’s easy to think

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How to Avoid the Crowds and Enjoy Yellowstone

How to Avoid the Crowds and Enjoy Yellowstone

Julie Waggoner March 15, 2016 0

If you dream of a visit to Yellowstone National Park this summer, you’re not alone. Really not alone. More than 4 million people visit Yellowstone annually, and visitor numbers continue to rise over the years.

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