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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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Video: Bison Return to Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation

Video: Bison Return to Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 25, 2017 1

Bison, our national mammal, have returned to more of their homeland. On November 3, 2016, 10 bison were released on the 2.2-million-acre Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The last wild buffalo to be seen

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Plants and People: Moving to Antarctica for Good—or Bad?

Plants and People: Moving to Antarctica for Good—or Bad?

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2016 0

There are some new colonists ready to take over Antarctica. They aren’t human—yet. But an international study, led by the Australian National University (ANU), has found that several forms of marine life can now

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Recreation vs. Conservation in National Parks: Will Enjoyment Equal Support?

Recreation vs. Conservation in National Parks: Will Enjoyment Equal Support?

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 19, 2016 23

When President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, I doubt he anticipated that one of the statute’s words would cause a lot of controversy 100 years

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Protected Areas Bring in $600 Billion, So Why Cut Funds?

Protected Areas Bring in $600 Billion, So Why Cut Funds?

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 10, 2015 20

Across the United States, more than 715 million acres of wild lands in thousands of holdings are protected, thanks to measures such as the Wilderness Act of 1964. Today, however, those protected lands face

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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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