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Winter Preparations

As a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, I used to do a program called “Autumn in the Rockies.”  The theme centered on how nature transitions and prepares itself for the coming winter. While talking to a neighbor who is new to Nederland, I realized the same is true…

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History

Meaning behind the flag

Working as a Park Ranger for many years, I became fascinated with visiting other national park sites.  One of my most memorable visits occurred at Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore.  I got to learn all about our national anthem as well as a lot of history behind America’s flag….

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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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Nature

National parks for all?

“….to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” — Organic Act of 1916 When national parks…

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