Monthly Archives: April 2012

Bison Documentary on PBS

We’ll continue to take a look at the National Parks and Monuments of the Great Plains, but I wanted to make a brief, but timely, interruption to note the following film that will be airing this week on “Independent Lens” … Continue reading

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And Carry a Big Stick

The following several posts will be about the National Parks or National Monuments of the Great Plains.  Moving from north to south, we will begin in North Dakota with Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the pride … Continue reading

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Blink and You’ll Miss it

Several years back, an excellent book by Dennis Kitchen came out called Our Smallest Towns: Big Falls, Blue Eye, Bonanza, & Beyond.  It was a photo essay chronicling the smallest town in each of the 50 states.  For each town, … Continue reading

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A Discouraging Word?

Here’s an update from an earlier story I mentioned in the blog about Ted Turner donating a small herd of buffalo to roam some open space acreage just southeast of Boulder, Colorado: From an article in the Boulder Daily Camera, … Continue reading

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The Law West of the Pecos

The last river we will discuss here is the Pecos River.  The Pecos River begins in the higher reaches of the southern end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains just to the northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This is a high … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Prairie Ecologist:
It’s never been easy for me to synthesize the importance of prairies into a compact essay or blog post.  My most recent attempt to describe why I care about prairies included, of all things, a…

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The Royal Gorge and the City of Gold

The next major river south from the Platte is the Arkansas River.  The Arkansas starts in the Sawatch Range near Leadville, Colorado.  The Sawatch is a range if 14,000 foot peaks known affectionately in Colorado as 14ers.  The range includes … Continue reading

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