Beyond the Headlines: Yellowstone Wolf Project

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Beyond the Headlines: Yellowstone Wolf Project

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We hear from Doug Smith, director of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, about the progress he's made nearly 20 years after re-introducing wolves into the park. Plus: The forgotten history of Yosemite.

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On this edition of Beyond the Headlines: We hear from Doug Smith, director of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, about the progress he's made nearly 20 years after re-introducing wolves into the park. Plus: The forgotten history of Yosemite.

YELLOWSTONE WOLF PROJECT

Doug Smith, director of the Yellowstone Wolf Project, recently spoke at UNR. And host Michael Hagerty talked with him about how the wolves have changed Yellowstone. VIDEO

A FORGOTTEN PIONEER OF YOSEMITE

America's National Parks weren't always National Parks of course, and they weren't always tourist destinations. But in 1855, a man named James Mason Hutchings helped change that some by leading the first tourist expedition into the Yosemite Valley. But despite doing many things that helped drum up public excitement about Yosemite in the ensuing years, Hutchings has been largely written out of the history of the valley  - until now. Environmental historian Jen Huntley, has written about Hutchings in her book "The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America's Most Popular National Park."

THE WIZARD OF MARS

The Lehman Caves at Nevada's own Great Basin National once stood in for the surface of Mars as the set for a 1960s B sci-fi movie called "The Wizard of Mars." The story says a lot about how conservation has changed since then. MOVIE CLIP