- The Power of Parks
One Woman’s Quest to Keep Yellowstone Wild
How do you make sure nature stays natural? Ask Caroline Byrd, who has devoted her life to preserving the world’s first National Park.
As soon as Caroline Byrd, 56, graduated from college, she drove her Volkswagen bus from California to Wyoming—and never looked back. From early days on a Forest Service trail crew to her current role as the Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s executive director, Byrd has held tight to one goal for the place she loves: keeping it wild.
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