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Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Conservation or Preservation: Which Is Best for Now and in the Future?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 18, 2020 0

In the environmental world, it’s sometimes characterized as the classic debate: should wild areas be preserved for their intrinsic qualities, or should they be conserved for their resources? In other words, should nature be protected

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Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Holidays 2019: Finding Quiet in a Noisy Season

Candice Gaukel Andrews December 17, 2019 0

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the most stressful time of the year. No matter where you tend to fall on that spectrum during the week preceding the end-of-the-year holidays, almost

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Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Elk Use Changing Environmental Signs to Time Migrations

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 12, 2019 0

On a recent Natural Habitat Adventures fall trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, my guide talked about a common question he gets from visitors who come to see the National Elk Refuge at

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Wilderness: Lost and Found

Wilderness: Lost and Found

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 29, 2019 5

Today, little more than 20 percent of the world can still be considered “wilderness.” That’s not a lot, especially when you weigh the benefits that those few designated areas provide. In the last two

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Giving Tuesday: Saving 30 Percent of Earth by 2030

Giving Tuesday: Saving 30 Percent of Earth by 2030

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 20, 2018 1

Some scientists, such as American biologist, naturalist, theorist and author E. O. Wilson, say that a majority of wild species will go extinct if humans don’t set aside at least 50 percent of the

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We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

We’re Losing Wilderness. And It’s A Loss to Science.

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 13, 2018 2

Today, it’s not only animal and plant species that we’re losing at an alarming rate. We’re losing wilderness; everywhere, all over the world. In fact, according to a study published in 2016 that compares

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Audio Tale: Wolf Encounter in Glacier Bay National Park

Audio Tale: Wolf Encounter in Glacier Bay National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 27, 2018 1

One summer morning, while camping on an island far off the beaten path in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, naturalist Richard Nelson and a friend set off in kayaks and paddled toward the

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Our Best Public Land Defenders Have Feathers, Fins or Fur

Our Best Public Land Defenders Have Feathers, Fins or Fur

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 10, 2018 0

Saving natural and wild areas from development and for the use of people like you and me is usually thought to be thanks to endeavors such as national park unit designations, wilderness area nominations or

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