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The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

The National Park Service: Big Wonders in Small Spots

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 25, 2018 0

If I asked you to name your favorite National Park Service (NPS) places, you’d probably immediately mention parks such as Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park and

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Video: Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

Video: Bighorn Sheep Return to Their Yosemite Homeland

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 7, 2018 1

Naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir once referred to them as “the bravest of all Sierra mountaineers.” Who were these intrepid adventurers? Here’s a clue: they had more than two feet. The Father of Our National

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Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Learning from Libby Lightning in Yosemite National Park

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 5, 2018 3

[NOTE: Nat Hab is thrilled to announce that Candice has won the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Excellence in Craft award for this post in the blog category of  “outdoor fun and adventure.” This is

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Study Shows That Mountain Lions Fear the Sound of Human Voices

Study Shows That Mountain Lions Fear the Sound of Human Voices

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 19, 2017 5

The largest wild cat in North America, the mountain lion—also known as a catamount, cougar, panther and puma—has powerful limbs and can leap as high as 15 feet and as far as 40 feet.

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99 Percent of Us Want Our National Parks and Monuments Protected, but Downsizing Looms

99 Percent of Us Want Our National Parks and Monuments Protected, but Downsizing Looms

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 29, 2017 3

In quiet places, we yearn for absolution. But peace swiftly flees. It’s not surprising that 99.2 percent of us want our national parks and monuments to continue to stand—or even grow—in their current sizes

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Video: The Lost California Grizzlies

Video: The Lost California Grizzlies

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 20, 2017 3

Although prominently featured on the California flag, a wild grizzly bear hasn’t been seen in the state since the 1920s. In the early 1800s, about 50,000 grizzlies roamed between the Pacific Ocean and the

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