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Refuge Notebook: Defining Wilderness in a climate changing world

...moose co-existing with Sitka black-tailed deer, escaped lodgepole pine forests that support feral turkeys, diminishing alpine tundra unable to sustain harvestable populations of Dall sheep because of an encroaching treeline and invading orange hawkweed...
Nordic skiing off groomed trails evokes old days

...groomed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and the alpine skiing concession is closed. The mountain...the Dartmouth College Ski Team in both alpine events and Nordic Combined, which combines...which included Nordic Combined as well as alpine slalom and downhill."I still have nightmares...
Rockin' the 2014 Winter Olympics

...other side of the viewing spectrum, things can get ripping in Alpine skiing.This is a sport for certified maniacs and considered slightly less hazardous than parasailing from alpine cliffs without a canopy.Then there's freestyle skiing and...
SoHi grad Liebner goes to Sochi as a ski coach

...brought any athletes to a Winter Olympics, and Carcelen led the way, accompanied by two other athletes - a pair of teenage alpine skiers."My impression of the message he's brought, is that we'll see more participants for these small countries that...
Refuge Notebook: Dall sheep in a changing world

...and colleagues (2007) estimated that treeline has crept into alpine tundra at the rate of 1 meter per year over the last 50 years...seem like much, it equates to about 300,000 acres of lost alpine tundra (aka sheep habitat). Given that two thirds of their...
Refuge Notebook: Dena'ina names for birds of the Kenai Peninsula'ich (scraping noise)," an appellation that the authors speculated may have come about because this bird is found in open alpine areas where Lime Villagers harvested ground squirrels. Only 26 of the Dena'ina names are based on physical attributes. The...
What others say: Oil work creates some disruption

...with the increased spending by ConocoPhillips. Certainly the company's expenditure at the CD-5 development adjacent to the Alpine field can't be attributed to the change; ConocoPhillips began work on that pad long before ACES was replaced this year...
Blind skier, marksman takes on biathlon

...climbing for the past four years, and there's always snow and ice on mountains," Baskis said. "A lot of my guides liked alpine and Nordic skiing, and I always wanted to try."Baskis said the biathlon is one of the most challenging things he's done...
Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...along for the day as you inspect your 'line, give me a call.I added this one last year, and it's still here. The Alaska Alpine Club maintains three glacier huts in the Delta Range - the Thayer Hut on the Castner Glacier and the Lower Canwell and MacKeith...
Add 'walkables' to our home landscape

...drought-tolerant and can survive moderate traffic. Their flowers are attractive to butterflies.- As a lawn substitute: Alpine moss ear grows into a dense carpet with white flowers in summer. It thrives in dry climates. Blue star creeper is a dark green...


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