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National Parks Traveler: Hiker Trash, Fishing Great Smoky Mountains National Park, And "Acting" Directors

National Parks Traveler Podcast

Release Date: 09/08/2019

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In this week’s show, we welcome you to fall with a conversation with lodging experts David and Kay Scott on where best to relax and enjoy the fall foliage in the National Park System. And Lynn Riddick catches up with Seth Benz, the bird ecology director at the Schoodic Institute, to discuss fall migrations at Acadia National Park.

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We’re dreaming about places in the National Park System we’d like to visit. To launch this audio bucket list, we’re looking towards Arizona and Parashant National Monument, which despite its more than 1 million acres seems to fly below most park visitors’ radar.

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This week we take a look at the outdoor recreation industry and how it has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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National Parks Traveler: Yosemite Turns Into Assateague, And Species Extinction show art National Parks Traveler: Yosemite Turns Into Assateague, And Species Extinction

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This week we question whether national parks can serve as a barrier to slow the sixth mass extinction. 

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In this week’s show, Professor Terence Young from California Polytechnic State University discusses the coronavirus pandemic and the 1918 flu pandemic and how thy impacted national park visitation. Then Rita Beamish, who tried to escape the current pandemic by taking to the John Muir Trail for nine days, discusses how careful fellow hikers were, or were not, when it came to social distancing.

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National Parks Traveler: Listening To Nature In National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Listening To Nature In National Parks

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National parks have incredible soundscapes: wind howling through a canyon on a scorching afternoon… or the “wall-of-sound” created by insects as soon as the sun sets… or birds singing so loudly outside your tent, they wake you up before you really wanted to wake up. But like many other aspects of the national parks affected by too much human activity, natural soundscapes are at risk.

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An early detection of a wildland fire in Denali National Park in June brings to light how enhanced satellite technology is catching smaller fires sooner, providing better detail and more accurate fire predictions and assessments.  As a result, fire managers are better able to determine needed actions and resources to meet the unique conditions of Alaska’s landscape. Lynn Riddick spoke with Alaska fire analyst Robert “Zeke” Ziel about this satellite technology.

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Host Kurt Repanshek discusses some of the news impacting national parks in July with Mike Murray, a member of the executive council of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks.

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Residential environmental learning centers are nonprofit facilities that connect people to nature. But they are tasked with serving a greater good -- to foster the development of better global citizens. Lynn Riddick speaks with Catey McClary of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont to better understand this organization whose roots in outdoor learning go back some 50 years.

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Nature is an incredibly powerful and successful teacher. Of course, students need teachers to deliver the lessons. That’s where Residential Environmental Learning Centers come into play in national parks.

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"Hiker Trash," a new book that examines hiker life along the Appalachian Trail through the sketches of a graphic artist, is the topic of our interview with author Sarah Kaizar. We also look at the fisheries of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and comment on the long-running vacancy of a permanent director of the National Park Service.