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Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2014 28

Last fall, in the midst of burned and charred trees left in the wake of Yosemite National Park’s Rim Fire, I participated in, of all things, a wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding

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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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Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Yosemite to Cut Trees for Better Views

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2011 6

“These darn trees are getting in the way of my view of nature,” joked one of my guides on a trip to British Columbia a few years back. We had stopped during a hike

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Travel Traditions

Travel Traditions

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 31, 2011 4

Some travel traditions wind up being big and grand, such as when a couple goes on an African safari for a honeymoon and then decides to celebrate each wedding anniversary with the same kind

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Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2010 14

A former student who attended the same college I did first got me interested in seeing Yosemite National Park. Naturalist John Muir took his first botany lesson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under a

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Put a National Park Atop Your Travel List

Put a National Park Atop Your Travel List

Wendy Worrall Redal April 14, 2010 1

Filmmaker Ken Burns calls our national parks “America’s Best Idea.” I enthusiastically agree. To preserve our country’s most spectacular landscapes for all Americans, to protect distinctive places to enjoy and treasure for generations to

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