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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Jul 5, 2020

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.


Jun 28, 2020

June has been an especially newsworthy month across the National Park System. The U.S. Senate passed what has been called the most important public lands bill in decades, and more national parks have reopened areas to the public. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing a large oil and gas lease auction for...


Jun 21, 2020

We take a look at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s move to offer more than 110,000 acres in Utah for oil and gas development. How might that proposal impact ArchesCapitol Reef, and Canyonlands national parks?

Erika Pollard from the National Parks Conservation Association joins us to explain some of the issues in...


Jun 14, 2020

There's always a lot of shaking, rattling, and occasional rolling going on in Yellowstone National Park. Keeping track of it is the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, one of five such observatories under the purview of the U.S. Geological Survey. It keeps real-time tabs on volcanic, hydrothermal, and earthquake activity...


Jun 7, 2020

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...