Aspen Wilderness Seminar—Part Two

Saturday morning after breakfast and a discussion session, we split into groups of 4 and navigated from the hut to the top of Mount Yeckel with a map and compass. We had another sunny day with a blue sky and gorgeous puffy clouds. The group ate lunch at the summit and...

Aspen Wilderness Seminar—Part One

Just a few days ago I was fortunate enough to go on a wilderness seminar in the Hunter-Frying Pan Wilderness of Colorado. The seminar was put together and moderated by Paul Andersen, a freelance writer, book author and regular Aspen Times columnist based out of...

New Resource on Marine Protected Areas

Most often when we discuss “wilderness areas” the first image that comes into mind is a big, wild area of land.  For me, I think of mountains — mostly because mountain areas here in Colorado are very wild.  Admittedly, I also love mountains and have...

The State of the Elephant

Last week the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the international body created to protect wildlife from over-exploitation, met to discuss – among other items – the current state of illegal elephant ivory trade and poaching. Leading up to...
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