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National Parks Traveler: Yellowstone's Grizzly Bears, Visiting Fort Matanzas National Monument

National Parks Traveler Podcast

Release Date: 12/01/2019

National Parks Traveler: Endangered Species And The ESA show art National Parks Traveler: Endangered Species And The ESA

National Parks Traveler Podcast

In this week’s show, our 100th podcast, we take a look at endangered and threatened species that call the National Park System home and the legal battles that swing to and fro over gaining them Endangered Species Act protections. Joining me for this discussion is Noah Greenwald, the endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

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National Parks Traveler: A Perspective On Hiking The Appalachian Trail show art National Parks Traveler: A Perspective On Hiking The Appalachian Trail

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2021 marks 100 years since forester and planner Benton MacKaye conceived a trail connecting farmlands, mountain ranges, camps and towns along the Appalachian Mountain range. Sixteen years later, the Appalachian Trail was completed. Each year an estimated 3 million people take to the trail. In honor of this anniversary, Lynn Riddick met up with one A.T. enthusiast who has experienced the colossal physical and mental challenges of tackling the entire trail…and its immense rewards.

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National Parks Traveler: Reviewing 2020 In National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Reviewing 2020 In National Parks

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In this, our last episode for 2020, we look back on the past 12 months in the parks with Phil Francis of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks and Kristen Brengel from the National Parks Conservation Association. And we also take a peek at the task ahead for the Biden administration in the realm of parks and public lands.

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National Parks Traveler: Saving, And Losing, Structures At Cape Lookout show art National Parks Traveler: Saving, And Losing, Structures At Cape Lookout

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Year after year, a little more of the visual history of Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is lost. Hurricanes and nor’easters take their toll on the structures in two small villages there, slowly erasing the reminders of what was once a thriving shipping and fishing hub. Traveler’s Lynn Riddick spoke with Cape Lookout National Seashore superintendent Jeff West to learn about the efforts to save whatever historic structures they can.

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National Parks Traveler: Counting Birds For The Holidays show art National Parks Traveler: Counting Birds For The Holidays

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This week’s show is going to the birds. Counting, birds, that is, what with the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count officially kicking off Monday and running through January 5. We sat down with Geoff LeBaron, who long has overseen the annual count for the National Audubon Society, to discuss the program.

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National Parks Traveler: Canada's Glorious Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Canada's Glorious Parks

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If you’re a truly devoted national parks traveler, you don’t let political boundaries get in your way when you consider which national park to visit. With that in mind, we’re going to look north to Canada and the incredible parks overseen by Parks Canada.

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National Parks Traveler: Wonders Of Sand And Stone, Utah's Parks And Monuments show art National Parks Traveler: Wonders Of Sand And Stone, Utah's Parks And Monuments

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Frederick Swanson is a Salt Lake City writer who long has studied public lands issues in Utah, and his latest book delves into the history of the state's national parks and monuments. In our show he discusses the motivation that spurred "Wonders of Sand and Stone, A History of Utah’s National Parks and Monuments."

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National Parks Traveler: The Raucous Crab Island Party At Gulf Islands show art National Parks Traveler: The Raucous Crab Island Party At Gulf Islands

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Gulf Islands National Seashore is developing a Commercial Services Strategy for Crab Island due to the raucous partying that goes on there. Lynn Riddick discusses the matter with Gulf Islands Superintendent Dan Brown.

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National Parks Traveler: Glacier Bay, Wildfires, And Rocky Mountain Conservancy show art National Parks Traveler: Glacier Bay, Wildfires, And Rocky Mountain Conservancy

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Rocky Mountain Conservancy's Estee Rivera discusses the damage wildfires inflicted on Rocky Mountain National Park. And Kurt Repanshek visits with Kim Heacox, a park ranger turned writer and photographer at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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National Parks Traveler: Chesapeake's Bald Eagles And National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Chesapeake's Bald Eagles And National Parks

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Dr. Bryan Watts, an authority on bald eagles, discusses his research that indicates that bald eagles that utilize national park lands around the Chesapeake Bay may have a slight advantage over those that use the bay’s other estuarine systems. 

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How are Yellowstone National Park's grizzly bears faring? Kerry Gunther, the park's bear expert, joins the Traveler this week to discuss the current state of grizzlies in the park and whether their population is growing or dropping. Erika Zambello takes listeners on a short audio trip to Fort Matanzas National Monument in Florida.