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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Release Date: 03/01/2020

National Parks Traveler: Using Satellites To Spot Wildfires In National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Using Satellites To Spot Wildfires In National Parks

National Parks Traveler Podcast

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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National Parks Traveler: July's National Parks News Review show art National Parks Traveler: July's National Parks News Review

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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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National Parks Traveler: Great Smoky Mountains Institute At Tremont show art National Parks Traveler: Great Smoky Mountains Institute At Tremont

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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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National Parks Traveler: National Park Acoustics, And Wildfire Ecology show art National Parks Traveler: National Park Acoustics, And Wildfire Ecology

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Have you ever stopped to listen during your national park vacation? What do you hear? We share some of the sounds in this week's episode with hopes they inspire you to let your ears play a greater role in your enjoyment during your national park visit.

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National Parks Traveler: Teaching Children Well In National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Teaching Children Well In National Parks

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The survival of Residential Environmental Learning Centers in national parks is in jeopardy. As the president of one such center says, “the impact of coronavirus is an 'extinction-level event.'” Listen to how they are working to keep their doors open.

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National Parks Traveler: Monthly News Review With Kristen Brengel show art National Parks Traveler: Monthly News Review With Kristen Brengel

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Kristen Brengel, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Parks Conservation Association, discusses the news events that affected national parks in June.

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National Parks Traveler: Oil and Gas and National Parks show art National Parks Traveler: Oil and Gas and National Parks

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to offer more than 110,000 acres in Utah for oil and gas development. How might that proposal impact Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands national parks?

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Keeping track of the shaking, rattling, and occasional rolling going on in Yellowstone National Park is the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. It keeps real-time tabs on volcanic, hydrothermal and earthquake activity in the Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field.

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National Parks Traveler: A Conversation with landscape photographer Clyde Butcher show art National Parks Traveler: A Conversation with landscape photographer Clyde Butcher

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In this week’s show, we’re going to delve into landscape photography in the National Park System. “Good photography is about creating a feeling of things, rather than a picture of things.”  That’s the philosophy of our guest, Clyde Butcher, acclaimed photographer and environmentalist. You might be familiar with his iconic black and white large format landscape photos that often are part of larger efforts to protect fragile ecosystems that he knows so well. 

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More Episodes

This week we have a wide-ranging discussion about visiting the parks with Jason Epperson from the America’s National Parks podcast and David and Kay Scott, authors of The Complete Guide To the National Park Lodges. We preview upcoming podcasts on the missions of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and recap our series on the Colorado River and its impacts on Canyonlands National Park and Glen National Recreation Area.