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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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Climate

How has fire transformed Australia’s wilderness?

It’s not clear how eucalyptus forests and other habitats have changed, and what kind of wildlife they will support.

Read: How Australia’s Wilderness Is Recovering From Wildfires | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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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

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Lifestyle

Outdoors in place – a visual guide

The message remains ‘stay near home’, but this take on it includes an infographic for the visually-oriented.

Read: Global Pandemic and Keeping it Local

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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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Lifestyle

Find sanity outdoors, but near home

How should we practice outdoorism in the presence of COVID-19?

Source: As COVID-19 spreads, how do you ethically get outdoors?

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Biodiversity

Need a break? Explore the Wall of Birds

Interact with the epic mural, spanning 243 birds and 375 million years, at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Explore: Wall of Birds

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Public Lands

Will MAPLand legislation improve access to public lands?

Easement locations in particular could change the way we plan outdoor activities.

Read: Will MAPLand legislation improve access to public lands?

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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