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There may be less than 250 wolverines left in the Lower 48; some in national parks, such as Denali, Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Most people will never see one of these secretive animals in the wild. Watch this rare video, in which a traveler in Montana was at the right place at the right time—and managed to film a wolverine hunting a fawn.

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A morning shot of Swiftcurrent Lake in Glacier National Park. www.davidrecht.net
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Without its ice, Glacier National Park will still be a wild, rare and spectacular place. But losing its glaciers will cost the park a whole lot more than just missing ice.

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A new study shows that when it comes to wildlife, abundance isn’t the only metric that matters. Understanding how our activities affect animal behavior may be even more important in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

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Despite a backlog of millions of dollars in needed repairs, national parks have been slated to receive a 13 percent budget cut. With visitors swarming into our national monuments and parks in unprecedented numbers this year, it’s hard to understand why our public lands are under attack by the government.

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Unlike Yellowstone National Park wolves, the ones in Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park aren’t native. They walked there in 1949. From a peak of about 50 individuals, there are only two left. If the National Park Service decides to introduce new wolves in a genetic rescue effort, it will break new ground.

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Part 7 in a series I call "9-State Roadtrip with kids" California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and Nevada

https://thenelson4blog.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-roadtrip-part-7-zion-and-driving.html

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Last November, 10 genetically pure bison were released on the 2.2-million-acre Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The reservation has more potential habitat for bison than Yellowstone National Park. In May 2017, the herd’s first calf was born, a sign of hope for full bison recovery. Watch.

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Part 6 in a series I call "9-State Roadtrip with kids" California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and Nevada

https://thenelson4blog.blogspot.com/2017/08/2017-roadtrip-part-6-utah-and-bryce.html

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Part 5 in a series I call "9-State Roadtrip with kids" California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona and Nevada

https://thenelson4blog.blogspot.com/2017/07/2017-roadtrip-part-5-grand-teton-and.html
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