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All About Elk

Glancing out the window in the waning hours of light, a blur of movement caught my eye.  And there she was , standing in the new fallen snow.  The female Rocky Mountain Elk stood next to the lodgepole pine, pausing for just a moment before she dashed off into the…

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Snowy woods

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.                                        …

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Critter Cams

Working as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, I would frequently get asked the following question: “What’s the best time of the day to see wildlife?” In the mountains, my answer frequently disappointed. “Honestly, most of our wildlife are most active at night.” In fact, one night as…

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Youth in conservation

“You were a Park Ranger?  My son wants to become a Park Ranger, can you talk with him?” Such is the conversation I’m having with a woman I met on the trail last summer in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  It’s a common question I get when people found out I…

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