Mesa Verde National Park Spotlight

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When you think of Colorado, the first thing that probably comes to mind are the mountains and skiing. Colorado does have plenty of those two things, and they are fun. But if you can get past the beautiful peaks, you will find that there is so much more out there! Ranger Mac is here to…

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Why We Should Care About Our National Monuments

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It seems that talk of our country’s national monuments has been coming up quite a bit lately in the news. While all these talks are going on, has it made you wonder just what are our national monuments? What makes a place a national monument, who decided where they are located, and why should we care…

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Recent Environmental and Conservation Wins


It may not cross our minds during our daily lives, but there is a constant struggle to try and conserve our world’s natural state. From endangered animal poaching to large chunks of ice melting and breaking away from the icecaps, there is a lot to worry about going into the future. The situation may seem…

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How to Behave In National Parks

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…..and Nature in General By venturing out into nature, whether on a local hiking trail or exploring a national park, you are visiting the home of thousands of plants and animals. These areas were around for years before we were, and there are steps we can take and some basic rules in place to make sure that nature and…

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Go Outdoors for Your Health

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Summer is here. Can you feel it? The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming. Fun activities are coming up, like barbecuing with friends and swimming with the kids. Other than having a good time and making great memories, did you know that there are many health benefits from getting out of the house and going…

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Why the March for Science Matters for Michigan

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April 22, Earth Day Since 1970, people all over the world have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 each year. Its purpose is to spread awareness of environmentalism and ways to keep our Earth healthy. In 2017, March for Science chose April 22 for their worldwide event. Held in over 600 cities around the world, the…

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Hiking Basics from Ranger Mac

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Hiking is not only great physical exercise, but it’s also great for reducing stress and improving your mental health! If you’ve spent time in the great outdoors, you know the feelings of wonder and beauty it inspires. However, if you’re just getting into the idea of hiking, the preparation might feel overwhelming. But by familiarizing yourself…

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Bundy Hill

Highlights from Chippewa Watershed Conservancy “Bundy Hill Mushroom Foray” with Sister Marie Kopin at Bundy Hill on Wednesday, October 19

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