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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 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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Recreation

Commune with the chaos in the snow

If, like me, you’re resisting the urge to go out into the snow, why not read about the ways it can kill you?

Read: Snow Science Against the Avalanche | The New Yorker

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Recreation

Can Lynx and humans coexist in the backcountry?

As soon as we manage to gauge our impact on wildlife as outdoorists, it changes.

Read: Will we ever know rec’s true impact on wildlife? (Out of bounds) — High Country News – Know the West

Source: Can Lynx and humans coexist in the backcountry?

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Recreation

Are backcountry skiers contributing to bighorn sheep declines?

If so, are we capable of self-restraint to conserve wildlife?

Read: When the love of skiing endangers wildlife (Competitor of conscience) — High Country News – Know the West

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Recreation

Outdoor towns tell visitors to stay home

This is playing out in my neighborhood with Lake Tahoe towns, and I suspect all over the country.

Read: The danger of self-isolating from COVID-19 on public lands — High Country News – Know the West

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Recreation

Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather

Does it all come down to whether we include ourselves in our concept of nature?

Read: Skiing and snowmobiling are as natural as the weather — High Country News – Know the West

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