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Recreation

Stay safe for Memorial day weekend

As the temptations to go wild increase, don’t forget we’re still in a pandemic.

Read: Six ways to practice responsible recreation on public lands and waters

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Biodiversity

Should insects be protected?

 

Alarming declines in insect populations may be difficult to respond to effectively.

Read: Nature crisis: ‘Insect apocalypse’ more complicated than thought – BBC News

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Public Lands

Does phone signal impact wilderness?

The national park service is pumping up cell coverage, including in wilderness areas.

Read: The Park Service is selling out to telecom giants (Wiring the wild ) — High Country News – Know the West

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Biodiversity

Is wildlife enjoying a break from us?

Does the pandemic provide a temporary reprieve from our onslaught on wildlife? Will it be measurable?

Read: Four Ways the Coronavirus Is Changing the Planet – The Atlantic

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Climate

What are the long term effects of bigger fires?

Look at some of the science examining burns that outdoorists will likely encounter more frequently.

Read: Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests — High Country News – Know the West

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Biodiversity Recreation

What’s threatening the elusive wolverine?

Do we have time to learn how to live with the few remaining wolverines in the US?

Read: What’s threatening the elusive wolverine? (The wolverine in the room) — High Country News – Know the West

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Recreation

Why are we losing the wayfinding skills of our ancestors?

How did our ancestors navigate? Why do Alzheimer’s patients feel an impulse to wander off? How do we find our way back?

Read: Why are we losing the wayfinding skills of our ancestors? | Aeon Essays

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Recreation

Local, Low-Risk Recreation – CalTopo

A good explanation why outdoor activities that are reasonable for us are not reasonable for everyone right now.

Read: Local, Low-Risk Recreation – CalTopo

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Recreation

Is shed hunting ethical?

Every outdoorist will naturally form their own system of ethics. How does yours compare to others?

Read: Is shed hunting ethical? (The ethics of shed-hunting) — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

How has fire transformed Australia’s wilderness?

It’s not clear how eucalyptus forests and other habitats have changed, and what kind of wildlife they will support.

Read: How Australia’s Wilderness Is Recovering From Wildfires | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine