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(Vi)Scotch on the Rocks

(Vi)Scotch on the Rocks
By Ava Lewis (Carleton College)   With the CONAF presentations proudly behind us, we finally got our feet soaked in our first full week of Chacabuco fieldwork. After a short visit to the administración headquarters the previous week, we hit the ground running Saturday morning with a Ñandú survey. Ñandú are a flightless bird native to both Chile and Argentina, and they are fighting a close battle with Guanaco for the “most uncoordinated neck” award of the read more →

To the North!

To the North!
by Russell Carter  The past few days have been a whirlwind of activity. However, they started out a little slower, when we had the opportunity to dry out next to a fire and rest on the banks of the Rio Orfhidro, which we had made camp next to. After spending the past 7 days trudging up and over cliff sides and slogging through bogs the rest day was a welcome commodity and morale booster. The gauchos read more →

Our Botswana Adventure Begins

Our Botswana Adventure Begins
By Macalester College student, Maya Agata The six of us students recognized each other in the Johannesburg airport pretty quickly. While we had chatted with each other a little bit on Facebook before we all left, it was also easy to pick out the few girls with duffle bags and hiking boots, all looking ready for some adventures. After a pretty bumpy flight, we all arrived safely in Maun! Right now, we’re camped at Island Safari campgrounds, read more →

Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again
New York Times‎ - Sunday Review By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON FEB. 13, 2015 ONE of the most popular places for backcountry skiing in North America is Teton Pass in Wyoming, high above the adventure playground of Jackson Hole. This winter, as skiers and snowboarders unload gear for a day of sweat and powder-skiing, the researcher Kimberly Heinemeyer has been moving among them with a clipboard. Dr. Heinemeyer, a senior scientist with the research group Round River Conservation Studies, explains that she’s studying the effect of recreation on wolverines. She asks skiers if they will wear a small orange GPS armband for the day that tracks their movement. Most people gladly agree. Full article read more →

Doug Peacock on De-listing grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem

“Yellowstone grizzly bears face the two greatest threats to their survival in our lifetime: global warming and the U.S. government. Between them they could wipe the bears out.” – Doug Peacock   Round River co-founder, long-time board member and friend, Doug Peacock, is well known for his writing on wilderness. Many of you have read his book on brown bears, Grizzly Years. Recently, Doug wrote a piece for The Daily Beast, on the U.S. government’s push to delist the grizzly, and read more →
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