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A Rural Surprise: Utah Officials Support National Parks

By Rich Brame on Sep 25, 2019

Utah wildflowers.
 

Southern Utah is a land of contrasts. High peaks border deep canyons. Wide slickrock plateaus divide narrow, winding washes. Sought-after resources like coal, uranium, and natural gas lie beneath open space, wildlife habitat, and crystal skies. National parks, with their focus on visitors, are rimmed by rural communities with agricultural roots.

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Topics: Environment, stewardship, wilderness, leadership, activism

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation!

By Tasha Block on Jun 23, 2014

Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC) is an organization that provides opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to give back to conservation science. ASC pairs a network of outdoor volunteers with scientific agencies that are in need of data from hard to reach places. This is a fantastic opportunity for NOLS alumni to put their wilderness skills to use in aid of conservation science! For more info check out ASC’s web page here. A recent project in the Pacific Northwest placed volunteers on a 3-month long search for Pacific Marten in the Olympic National Forest. You can explore Olympic National Park, immediately to the west of the project area, on a Fall Semester in the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Northwest Backpacking Adventure, or Pacific Northwest Backpacking course. Check out the video of the search for the Pacific Marten below (credit to ASC).

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Topics: Alumni, Environment, Conservation, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, Research, Live the Dream, Pacific Northwest

Back to School We Go!

By Casey Adams on Aug 22, 2013

While students across the country
are gearing up for a return to standard classrooms with new backpacks and
shoes, the first groups of NOLS students of the new season are embarking on educational adventures of an entirely different
realm—many of them with beefy new backpacks and hiking boots.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Behind the Scenes, Environment, hiking, classrooms, shoes, course, eye opening, skills, backpack, fall, back to school, curriculum, educational, backcountry, campus