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National Geographic's "Yellowstone"

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Tom Miner Basin, north of Yellowstone, is home to ranch land and to predators that travel in and out of the park. Hilary Anderson rides near the family ranch to deter predators by keeping cattle bunched and by showing a human presence on the land.

  Science writer David Quammen says if there’s any hope to preserve wild landscape while reconciling the needs of humans and nature - that hope lies in Yellowstone. Quammen wrote the May issue of National Geographic, which is dedicated to the world’s first National Park and its greater ecosystem. The story of Yellowstone is a microcosm of the battle for the American West, and Monday, Quammen joins Doug to talk about what wilderness means, how to keep it alive and healthy, and who owns the land.

David Quammen is Contributing Writer for National Geographic and the sole author of their May 2016 issued entitled Yellowstone: The Battle for the American West.

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