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National Parks Traveler: Threatened and Endangered National Parks

National Parks Traveler Podcast

Release Date: 12/22/2019

National Parks Traveler: Colorado River Economics, Rebranding Bandelier National Monument show art National Parks Traveler: Colorado River Economics, Rebranding Bandelier National Monument

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A New Mexico group is opposed to turning Bandelier National Monument into Bandelier National Park. We discuss that issue with Tom Ribe, executive director of Caldera Action, a nonprofit advocacy group in New Mexico.

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National Parks Traveler: Special Report On The Colorado River, Grand Portage NM show art National Parks Traveler: Special Report On The Colorado River, Grand Portage NM

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This week’s show kicks off our coverage of the Colorado River and how its health, or lack of health, impacts Canyonlands National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Utah. We also take a peek at Grand Portage National Monument in Minnesota and what awaits intrepid park travelers who put it on their to-do list.

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National Parks Traveler: Accessible Parks, Utah's Dismantled Monuments show art National Parks Traveler: Accessible Parks, Utah's Dismantled Monuments

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Candy Harrington discusses her book on accessibility in the National Park System's lodges. Cory MacNulty and Erika Pollard from the National Parks Conservation Association’s Southwest Regional Office discuss the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s plans for managing the greatly reduced in size Bears Ears and Grand Staircase monuments, and the roughly 2 million acres that were pulled out of the monuments so they could be opened to mining, grazing, and other resource-impacting activities

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National Parks Traveler: Scenic Science In The National Parks, And Bison Management Planning show art National Parks Traveler: Scenic Science In The National Parks, And Bison Management Planning

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We sit down with the authors of Scenic Science of the National Parks, an Explorers Guide to Wildlife, Geology, and Botany. The book, scheduled to arrive March 31, is a wonderfully new guidebook to help you get the most out of your national park adventures.

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National Parks Traveler: New Allosaurus From Dinosaur NM, And Saratoga National Historical Park show art National Parks Traveler: New Allosaurus From Dinosaur NM, And Saratoga National Historical Park

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This week’s show, our 50th, looks at a Jurassic Period carnivore dubbed "AJ,"  a new species of allosaurus, found in Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, and take a short Revolutionary War history tour of Saratoga National Historical Park in New York State.

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National Parks Traveler: Public Lands, Federal Regulatory Changes show art National Parks Traveler: Public Lands, Federal Regulatory Changes

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John Freemuth, who holds the Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands at Boise State University, and Nada Culver, the vice president for public lands and senior policy counsel at the National Audubon Society, discuss efforts in Washington to tweak the National Environmental Policy Act as well as the Endangered Species Act.

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National Parks Traveler: Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, Visiting Tumacácori National Historical Park show art National Parks Traveler: Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity, Visiting Tumacácori National Historical Park

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Former National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis discusses the Institute for People, Parks, and Biodiversity that he launched at the University of California-Berkeley and how it's trying to guide climate change work in the National Park System. 

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National Parks Traveler: Expanding The National Park System And Winter Park Destinations show art National Parks Traveler: Expanding The National Park System And Winter Park Destinations

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Michael Kellett, the executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, discusses a campaign to see the size of the National Park System roughly tripled to more than 182 million acres. And Traveler contributing editor Erika Zambello and Becky Lomax, author of Moon’s USA National Parks, the Complete Guide to All 59 Parks, join Kurt Repanshek to discuss their favorite winter national park destinations.

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National Parks Traveler: Looking Back At The National Parks In 2019 show art National Parks Traveler: Looking Back At The National Parks In 2019

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The past year brought many news-making events to the National Park System. To help us look back on 2019 and the national parks, we’re joined by Theresa Pierno, president and CEO of the National Parks Conservation Association. 

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National Parks Traveler: Threatened and Endangered National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Threatened and Endangered National Parks

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With many national parks across the country in trouble from such myriad threats as climate change, overcrowding, energy exploration, invasive species, and poor air quality, National Parks Traveler’s new “Threatened and Endangered Parks” lists identify parks that are struggling to retain the very essence that led to their inclusion in the National Park System in the first place.

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With many national parks across the country in trouble from such myriad threats as climate change, overcrowding, energy exploration, invasive species, and poor air quality, National Parks Traveler’s  new “Threatened and Endangered Parks” lists identify parks that are struggling to retain the very essence that led to their inclusion in the National Park System in the first place. In this week's show, Phil Francis of the Coalition to Protect America's National Parks and Mark Wenzler from the National Parks Conservation Association discuss the threats facing the parks.