Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields
Little Bighorn Battlefield NM: Examining Why We Preserve Battlefields – PWPR 17
August 13, 2018

The Battle of Little Bighorn is one of the most written about and mythologized battles in US history. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we talk with Ranger Steve Adelson about Custer’s Last Stand, the evolution of the National Monument, and why we preserve battlefields.

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial: Preservation of the Sculpture - Ranger Blaine Kortemeyer
Mt Rushmore: Preservation of the Sculpture – PWPR 16
August 6, 2018

How does the National Park Service keep the presidents looking pristine? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers we discuss Mount Rushmore preservation efforts with the Assistant Cheif of Interpretation, Blaine Kortemeyer. We learn about his unique role on the Rope Access team — a unique group of Rangers who see eye to eye…

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial: The Story Behind An American Icon - Maureen McGee-Ballinger
Mt Rushmore: The Story Behind An American Icon – PWPR 15
July 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered how four presidential faces end up carved into the side of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota? In this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we learn about the complex and controversial story of the American icon — Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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Badlands NP: Growing Up In The National Parks - Ranger Aaron Kaye
Badlands NP: Growing Up in the National Parks – PWPR 14
July 16, 2018

What would it be like growing up in the National Parks? Ranger Aaron Kaye’s father was also a Park Ranger, and the National Parks were his backyard. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we discuss Aaron’s unique story and the many jobs he’s had in the Park Service.

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Badlands NP: Bison, Bighornsheep, and Black-footed ferret - Ranger Eddie Childers
Badlands NP: Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Black Footed Ferret – PWPR 13
July 9, 2018

Badlands National Park wildlife is in a class of its own. Bison, bighorn sheep and the endangered black-footed ferret draw people from all over the world to visit the park. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we speak with a wildlife biologist to take a peek into what it takes to manage the…

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Badlands NP: Paleontology and Visitor Fossil Discoveries - Ranger Ed Welsh
Badlands NP: Paleontology and Visitor Fossil Discoveries – PWPR 12
June 25, 2018

Did you know the birth of American Paleontology occurred at Badlands National Park? The park is home to one of the largest mammal fossil caches in the world and attracts scientists from all over. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we talk to Interpretive Ranger and Paleontologist Ed Welsh to discover more about…

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Minuteman Missile NHS: Commanding the Missile - Ranger Eric Leonard
Minuteman Missile NHS: Commanding the Missile – PWPR 11
June 18, 2018

We take a look at the Cold War, as we discuss tensions with the USSR which led to the creation of a nuclear arsenal just beneath the plains of South Dakota. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we visit Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

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Rocky Mountain: Climbing Ranger - Ranger Kevin Sturmer
Rocky Mountain: Climbing Ranger – PWPR 10
June 11, 2018

Let’s explore what life as a climbing ranger at one of the premier parks for mountain climbing in the world, Rocky Mountain National Park. We discuss what climbing is like, search and rescue, and the famous Longs Peak on this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers.

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Leave No Trace: Hiking
Seven Missteps I’ve Made While Hiking and Camping
June 6, 2018

One hiker details camping and hiking missteps from over the years, and how the Leave No Trace seven principles have changed how he hikes.

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Rocky Mountain: Alpine Tundra - Ranger Cynthia Langguth
Rocky Mountain: Alpine Tundra – PWPR 9
June 4, 2018

Elks, pika, and marmot, oh my! Meet the otherworldly mammals of the alpine tundra. And, learn what it takes to dig out the highest elevation visitor center in the United States out from over 10 feet of snow every year in Rocky Mountain National Park on this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers.

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