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Grand Canyon

Meeting the Natives

A bighorn sheep. It’s not difficult to encounter wildlife in the canyon. Mule deer, bighorn sheep, bobcats, mountain lions, and elk wander the same trails that visitors travel. Seeing animals close up in their natural habitats is breathtaking, but unfortunately, many people forget these creatures are wild. According to Elaine Leslie, a biologist at Grand […]

Grand Canyon

The Colorado River

The Colorado is a major energy source. A journey into the Grand Canyon begins at the headwaters of the Colorado River in the Rocky Mountains. Streams of snowmelt flowing from the hills of northern Colorado collect in the great river basin, which flows another 1,400 miles or so to the Gulf of California. The Colorado […]

Grand Canyon

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An unforgettable view. To see the Grand Canyon for the first time is an experience few people will forget. The canyon vista — with its incomprehensible size, deep color, and rich display of rock layers — is unmatched by any natural display on Earth. But while the rock formations may seem arid and lifeless, the […]

Extraordinary Dogs

Additional Resources

Web Sites The Humane Society of the United States http://www.hsus.org The country’s largest organization for the protection of animals, with instructions for building a doghouse, articles on dog behavior and body language, and links to other Web sites. Prison Pet Partnership Program http://members.tripod.com/~prisonp/index.html Contact information for the training program featured on NATURE. Breed Rescue Organizations […]

Life at the Edge of the Sea

Behind the Scenes

Herring eggs laid during the mass spawning. Herring eggs laid during the mass spawning. To make LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA, veteran British filmmaker Rodger Jackman had to figure out how to work amid the pounding waves, howling winds, and harsh weather that are the hallmark of British Columbia’s Bamfield Marine Station, headquarters […]

Life at the Edge of the Sea

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Sea urchins and a sea star. Imagine waking up in the morning submerged in freezing water, spending your afternoon baking beneath a merciless sun, and ending the day battered by 10-foot waves that smash into you with the force of a hundred hammer blows — all the while fending off attacks from neighbors intent on […]

American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation

A Symbol of Strength

Many Native American tribes revere the bison. South Dakota’s rugged Black Hill country is frigid and raw in winter. But in 1991, the February chill didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of delegates from 19 tribes that gathered there to give the American bison a new lease on life. In forming the Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC), the […]