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Land of Extremes


About the Authors
Archaeologists Ranel Stephenson Capron and Richard Brook are actively involved with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) environmental education programs. Elizabeth Rieben is a national environmental education coordinator for the BLM.

The authors would like to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, Marty Henry, Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory; Mary Jennings, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cheyenne; Alice Krueger, Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory; Craig Thompson, Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Pat Thrasher, U.S. Forest Service, Laramie; and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. From the Bureau of Land Management: Carl Barna, Jeremy Brodie, Sandy Brooks, Jeff Carroll, Vickie Daniels, Wayne Elmore, Shelly Fischman, Don Glenn, Bev Gorny, Marty Griffith, Margaret Heath, Ed Heffern (author of section on clinker), Leslie Heffner, Dan Hinckley, Eric Lawton, Gary Lebsack, Eric Luse, Hank McNeel, Melanie Miller, Dave Roberts, Tom Roberts, Lorrene Schardt, Mel Schlagel, Rick Schuler, Dan Sokoloski, Mary Tisdale, Bill Volk, Don Waite, and Cindy Wertz.

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Statewide Integrated Conservation Education Program (SICEP), University of Wyoming, Laramie, D. Keown, Director. Wild, Wonderful Wyoming, Choices for the Future. Laramie, WY.

Western Regional Environmental Education Council. (1995). Project WET Curriculum & Activity Guide. Bozeman, MT.

Western Regional Environmental Education Council. (1993). Project WILD Activity Guide. Bethesda, MD.

Zwingle, E. (1993). Ogallala Aquifer: Wellspring of the High Plains. National Geographic, 183(3), 80—109.

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