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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 11

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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A Drone Crashed in Yellowstone: Do We Need Tighter Security in Our National Parks?

A Drone Crashed in Yellowstone: Do We Need Tighter Security in Our National Parks?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 9, 2014 13

Anyone who has visited Yellowstone National Park can attest to the beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, a body of water that has a deep, brilliant blue color at its center and measures 370 feet

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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 5

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1. It’s

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Photographs from an Antarctica Expedition

Photographs from an Antarctica Expedition

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 28, 2014 9

I have a fixation with ice and the world’s cold places. I think it’s mostly because I’m convinced that winter is an endangered “species.” That’s why the poles have always called to me. Science

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USDA Wildlife Services Killed More Than Four Million Animals in 2013. Was It Justified?

USDA Wildlife Services Killed More Than Four Million Animals in 2013. Was It Justified?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 19, 2014 11

Wildlife Services, part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, set off a firestorm of criticism recently when it released data showing that in 2013 the agency killed

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Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2014 3

From the moment I read John Muir’s sentiment about going to the mountains—that “thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is

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