8 episodes

Want to learn about the plants, animals, ecosystems, landscapes, and peoples of Canyonlands National Park? This series covers each of these areas in-depth.

Inside Canyonlands National Park Service

    • Natural Sciences

Want to learn about the plants, animals, ecosystems, landscapes, and peoples of Canyonlands National Park? This series covers each of these areas in-depth.

    • video
    The Utah Juniper

    The Utah Juniper

    Canyonlands National Park: One of the most common trees in the American southwest, the Utah Juniper is well suited to life in the desert. Join ranger Karen Henker for a quick summary of its unique adaptations.

    • 2 min
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    Potholes

    Potholes

    Canyonlands National Park: Throughout Canyonlands, naturally occurring sandstone basins called potholes form tiny ecosystems inhabited by a surprising collection of animals. Join ranger Karen Henker for an introduction to these animals and some their remarkable adaptations.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Hunter-Gatherers

    Hunter-Gatherers

    Canyonlands National Park: People have visited what is now Canyonlands National Park for over 10,000 years. Over time, many different groups have left their mark on the region. Tune in to get an overview of the peoples who have visited and how to protect these cultural sites.

    • 4 min
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    Geology

    Geology

    Canyonlands National Park: The geologic history of Canyonlands spans hundreds of millions of years. Join ranger Karen Henker for a brief tour of this complex and exciting story.

    • 4 min
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    Cowboys

    Cowboys

    Canyonlands National Park: Cowboys hold a special place in the history of the American West. Join ranger Karen Henker for a closer look at the challenges they faced here in Canyonlands.

    • 4 min
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    Biological Soil Crust

    Biological Soil Crust

    Canyonlands National Park: Biological soil crust is a living groundcover that forms the foundation of plant life in Canyonlands and the surrounding area. Join ranger Karen Henker for an in-depth look at this critical, and fragile, component of the high desert ecosystem.

    • 3 min

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