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“Going Rogue” for the National Park Service, Science and Trees

“Going Rogue” for the National Park Service, Science and Trees

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 16, 2017 7

Going rogue. Since 1835, that phrase has been used to describe elephants that exhibit violent behavior, whether through injury or from being separated from their herd. Decades later, when applied to humans, the term

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Video: Spend a Few Minutes of Peace in Grand Teton National Park

Video: Spend a Few Minutes of Peace in Grand Teton National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 22, 2016 4

The end of 2016 marks the closing of the National Park Service’s centennial year. For the past 12 months, we Americans have been appreciating, celebrating and visiting all of our 413 national park units,

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After 100 Years, a New Vision for the National Park Service

After 100 Years, a New Vision for the National Park Service

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 13, 2016 0

Managing wildness. Seems like an oxymoron to me. After all, if it is managed, can it still be wild? Yet that is the almost impossible task we have asked the U.S. National Park Service

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Peril to Our Public Lands: Privatization

Peril to Our Public Lands: Privatization

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2016 3

This week, on Thursday, August 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial. This year has been filled with campaigns and events to commemorate our shared and cherished public lands. But underneath all

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President Talks about Climate Change in Yosemite National Park: Is It Too Late?

President Talks about Climate Change in Yosemite National Park: Is It Too Late?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 21, 2016 1

On the day before Father’s Day 2016, President Obama visited Yosemite National Park. The trip was planned as a family vacation, but it also aimed to focus attention on the centennial of the National

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New Snowmobile Lottery System: Will It Alter Yellowstone’s Winter Solitude?

New Snowmobile Lottery System: Will It Alter Yellowstone’s Winter Solitude?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 16, 2014 12

While anyone who has traveled to Yellowstone National Park knows that the sights alone are enough to take your breath away, I’m always struck by how unprepared I am for what I would describe

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Gondolas in the Grand Canyon: More Accessibility, or Intrusive Eyesore?

Gondolas in the Grand Canyon: More Accessibility, or Intrusive Eyesore?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 26, 2014 57

Visiting the Grand Canyon is a watershed moment for every American. Whether you gaze upon it from the North Rim or the South, the polychromatic rock walls that stretch away from you a mile

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National Park Shutdown: Move the Barricades or Write to Congress?

National Park Shutdown: Move the Barricades or Write to Congress?

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 15, 2013 13

It was supposed to be a fall wedding in the heart of Yosemite National Park’s beautiful, famed valley. That was my son and his bride’s plan, until the government shut down the park on

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