Oregon Caves NM: Wild Caving, Geology, and the River Styx - Ranger Katie Dagastino
Oregon Caves NM: Wild Caving, Geology, and the River Styx – PWPR 25
October 22, 2018

In the Siskiyou mountains at 4,000 feet exists one of the few marble caves in the National Park Service. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we explore the unique features of Oregon Caves National Monument you can find strange geology, go wild caving, and visit the only Wild and Scenic river underground called…

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Bainbridge Island: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in WWII - Ranger Kevin Mahe
Bainbridge Island: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans in WWII
October 8, 2018

The flourishing immigrant community at Bainbridge Island was home to people from all over the world looking for a new start in America. People from Finland, Japan, Italy, Austria, Hawaii, China and other countries came together to form an American melting pot of cultures and traditions. However, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the forced…

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park: Seattle's Gold Rush Boom - Ranger Julie Fonseca de Borges
Klondike Gold Rush NHP: Seattle’s Gold Rush Boom – PWPR 23
October 1, 2018

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 caused an economic boom for the city of Seattle. People flocked to the Pacific Northwest to gather supplies and board steamships north to Alaska. Newspapers promised new wealth and riches for any who made it to the Klondike. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers, we take a…

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Mount Rainier National Park: Glaciers and Climate Change - Geomorphologist Paul Kennard
Mt Rainier NP: Glaciers and Climate Change – PWPR 22
September 24, 2018

Geomorphologist Paul Kennard calls Mount Rainier National Park the canary in a coal mine when it comes to climate change. Glaciers on Rainier melt at a rapid rate, causing issues with the park’s rivers and wildlife. And, resource rangers are at the forefront of dealing with a rapidly changing environment. On this episode of Podcasts…

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Mt Rainier NP: Volcanic Activity and Park Geology – PWPR 21
September 10, 2018

A trip to Mount Rainier National Park brings you through lush landscapes dotted with wildflowers. However, a beast lies beneath the park! The mountain is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Does that mean the park is dangerous? On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers sit down with a Park…

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Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration - Ranger Jon Burpee
Lewis and Clark NHP: A Multilayered Tale of Exploration – PWPR 20
September 3, 2018

The tale of Lewis and Clark is one many Americans heard in school. Two mountain men who explore the west with a passion for adventure. While many of us romanticize the expedition, there’s a lot more to this story. The Corps of Discovery, composed of 33 people, heads west with military men, hunters, translators, a…

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Whitman Mission National Historic Site: Cultural Misunderstandings - Ranger Michael Bogert
Whitman Mission NHS: Cultural Misunderstandings – PWPR 19
August 27, 2018

In the early 1800’s the US went through a revival of Christianity and people of faith signed up to minister to the Native American people in the west. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman leave their lives behind in New York to become one of the first families to travel the Oregon Trail. They preach to the…

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Glacier National Park: Wildlife Safety and the Bark Ranger- Ranger Mark Biel
Glacier NP: Wildlife Safety with the Bark Ranger – PWPR 18
August 20, 2018

Bark Ranger Gracie has a big job at Glacier National Park: to keep wildlife away from high visitor use areas in the park. But once she’s finished her work, Ranger Mark Biel steps in and educates visitors on the importance of wildlife safety. Listen in to this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers to find…

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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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