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495M while tranquilized for research (Photo: Yellowstone Wolf Project)

Eulogy for a Wolf: A Happy Ending for Yellowstone’s 495M

10/2/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A few years ago, a friend of mine sponsored a radio-tracking collar through the Yellowstone Park Foundation in my name for the Yellowstone wolf project. I was delighted to receive a letter and photo informing me that my collar had […] Read more >

Pika

A Pika Running Over my Foot, Misguided Frog Mating, and Other Lurid Tales from a Hike in Yosemite

7/23/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

“Bully!” as Teddy Roosevelt would have exclaimed, seems the most appropriate way to describe my perfect day hiking in Yosemite National Park last week. I wandered for an afternoon in the Gaylor Lakes basin (Tioga Country is my favorite place […] Read more >

How the residents of Chula Vista are changing the world, one Certified Wildlife Habitat at a time

7/12/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

One of my first duties as the new California Director for the National Wildlife Federation was to present the official certification to the City of Chula Vista for achieving the status of Community Wildlife Habitat. I needed no better reminder […] Read more >

Musings About Trips to the Mobil Station, the Sierra Snowpack and Climate Change

6/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

One of my favorite non-wilderness destinations in the Sierra is the Whoa Nellie Deli at the Mobil Station in Lee Vining. Aside from the allure of the scrumptious fish tacos and mango margaritas, I love talking baseball with Chef Tioga […] Read more >

Two Threatened Species: Desert Bighorn Sheep and California State Parks

5/16/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

In my twenty years of exploring California and the Sierra Nevada, I have never seen bighorn sheep in the state. The closest I ever came was during a hike on the Granite Divide in Yosemite where I discovered scat and […] Read more >