Canyonlands National Park - Ranger Shannan Marcak - The Needles District
Canyonlands: The Needles District – PWPR 7
May 21, 2018

The red rock canyons of Utah are some of the most iconic landscapes in the National Park System. In the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, red and orange sandstone spires create a dramatic landscape remote from the luxuries of society. The silence and darkness are a stark contrast to the urban environments most of…

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El Malpais National Monument - Ranger Cassie Branstetter - Life Amongst Ancient Lava Flows
El Malpais NM: Life Among Ancient Lava Flow – PWPR 4
April 30, 2018

Ancient lava flows compose a major part of a dramatic and barren landscape at El Malpais National Monument, located in the New Mexico desert just west of Albuquerque. Let’s talk lava flows, lava tubes and geology with Ranger Cassie Branstetter. Life flourishes unexpectedly in this environment, as it adapts to find a way to survive.

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El Morro National Monument - Ranger Wendy Gordge - What it means to leave your mark
El Morro NM: What It Means To Leave Your Mark – PWPR 3
April 27, 2018

A park well known for historical graffiti – El Morro National Monument is a hidden gem of the National Park System. We speak with Ranger Wendy Gordge about the park’s unique history, what it means to leave your mark, and the camel corp.

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Carlsbad Caverns: Ranger Katie Crowley - Finding Peace in the Darkness
Carlsbad Caverns: Finding Peace in the Darkness – PWPR 1
April 23, 2018

What’s it like to be a Park Ranger at one of the biggest caves in the US? Let’s explore the other-worldliness of Carlsbad Caverns National Park with Interpretive Park Ranger Katie Crowley to find out. She leads cave tours, helps answer visitor questions, and writes poetry about the sites she sees every day.

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