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National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

National Parks Poster Project: Q & A with Artist Rob Decker

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 28, 2014 6

A photographer and graphic artist living in Nederland, Colorado, Rob Decker is currently working on creating WPA-style posters for all fifty-nine of our national parks. He hopes to have them completed by the National

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Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Smokey Bear: Overachiever or Climate Change Clairvoyant?

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 12, 2014 5

Smokey Bear turned seventy years old this past Saturday, August 9, 2014. I feel a special kinship with the old bruin and forest-fire-prevention representative for two reasons: 1) he has a unique tie to

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Video: Yosemite National Park in Print

Video: Yosemite National Park in Print

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 10, 2014 2

Remember printed newsletters — those antiquated publications that used to inform you about all the current happenings and long-ago history from a place or an organization? In the past, many of our national parks

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Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Are We Now Losing Our Most Iconic Buildings Due to Climate Change?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 8, 2014 5

“Extinction tourism” is a familiar term when it comes to wildlife and natural habitats: it’s described as a desire to see the animals and landscapes that are just managing to hang on before they’re

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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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