Natural Inclination

One mans adventure in the Natural World

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About the Author

Roland H. Wauer retired from the National Park Service in 1989, after a 32-year career as a park ranger at Crater Lake National Park (NP), Death Valley NP, Pinnacles NM, Zion NP, and Big Bend NP; Southwest Region Chief Scientist (1972-78), and Chief of Natural Resources in the Washington, DC Office (1972-83). During the later period he coordinated two NPS State of the Parks reports, developed the Service-wide Natural Resource Management Trainee Program, and served as Chairman of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Steering Committee. Read More »

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Natural Inclinations follows the adventures of Greg Steward from his youth in St. Croix in the Virgin Islands to New York City and his employment at the American Museum of Natural History where he becomes a member of a scientific expedition to Panama. That experience confirms his love for adventure and desire for more new and exotic places and wildlife. He then joins other scientific expeditions to such distant places as the Galapagos, Easter Island, the Societies, and the Marquesas Islands. Read More »

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Upper Green Gulch, Big Bend NP, by Betty Wauer
Upper Green Gulch, Big Bend NP, by Betty Wauer
Ro at Bettles, Alaska
Ro at Bettles, Alaska
Zion Canyon from East Rim, by Ro Wauer
Zion Canyon from East Rim, by Ro Wauer
Ro's Book sigining at CDRI, Alpine, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro's Book sigining at CDRI, Alpine, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro with friends at trailhead, Shoshone NF, Wyomong, by Betty Wauer
Ro with friends at trailhead, Shoshone NF, Wyomong, by Betty Wauer
Ro on Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend, NP, by Betty Wauer
Ro on Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend, NP, by Betty Wauer
Ro on deck, home in Victoria, Texas, By Betty Wauer
Ro on deck, home in Victoria, Texas, By Betty Wauer
Ro on Beale St., Memphis, by Betty Wauer
Ro on Beale St., Memphis, by Betty Wauer
Ro in office, Victoria, Texas, by Benny Wauer
Ro in office, Victoria, Texas, by Benny Wauer
Ro in Maderas del Carmen, Mexico by Betty Wauer
Ro in Maderas del Carmen, Mexico by Betty Wauer
Ro in living room , Vicotoria, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro in living room , Vicotoria, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro doing yard work, Victoria, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro doing yard work, Victoria, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro camping at Wilson Spring, Death Valley NP, 1958
Ro camping at Wilson Spring, Death Valley NP, 1958
Ro biting Agave Carleen Briht Arboretum, Waco, by betty Wauer
Ro biting Agave Carleen Briht Arboretum, Waco, by betty Wauer
Ro at Watson Pinelands Preserve, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro at Watson Pinelands Preserve, Texas, by Betty Wauer
Ro at Big Bend NP by Betty Wauer
Ro at Big Bend NP by Betty Wauer
Ro with friends at trailhead, Shoshone NF, Wyomong, by Betty Wauer
Ro with friends at trailhead, Shoshone NF, Wyomong, by Betty Wauer
Ro at Anahuac NWR, Texas., by Betty Wauer
Ro at Anahuac NWR, Texas., by Betty Wauer
Ro & Roger T. Peterson, Rockport, by Greg Lasley
Ro & Roger T. Peterson, Rockport, by Greg Lasley
Ro & Betty at Pyramids, Egypt
Ro & Betty at Pyramids, Egypt
Great Smoky Mts., from Clingman's Dome, by Ro Wauer
Great Smoky Mts., from Clingman's Dome, by Ro Wauer
Death Valley, from Dante's View, by Ro Wauer
Death Valley, from Dante's View, by Ro Wauer
Upper Green Gulch, Big Bend NP, by Betty Wauer
Upper Green Gulch, Big Bend NP, by Betty Wauer
Betty on the deck at Victoria home, by Wauer
Betty on the deck at Victoria home, by Wauer
Betty at start of Mt. Scenery Trail, Saba, by Ro Wauer
Betty at start of Mt. Scenery Trail, Saba, by Ro Wauer
Betty at Memphis, Egypt, by Ro Wauer
Betty at Memphis, Egypt, by Ro Wauer
Betty at home, in Victoria, Texas, by Ro Wauer
Betty at home, in Victoria, Texas, by Ro Wauer
Betty and guard at Tower of London, England by Ro Wauer
Betty and guard at Tower of London, England by Ro Wauer
Betty & Ro in Maderas del Carmen, Mexico, by Sally Fenkelstein
Betty & Ro in Maderas del Carmen, Mexico, by Sally Fenkelstein
Ro at Texas Nature Conservancy Davis Mts. by Betty Wauer
Ro at Texas Nature Conservancy Davis Mts. by Betty Wauer
Ro at El Cielo, Mexico, by Jim Weber
Ro at El Cielo, Mexico, by Jim Weber
Betty & Ro at K-Bar, Big Bend NP. by Greg Lasley
Betty & Ro at K-Bar, Big Bend NP. by Greg Lasley
Ro & Betty with guards at Donana NP, Spain
Ro & Betty with guards at Donana NP, Spain
Ro at LBJGarden, Austin, by Betty Wauer
Ro at LBJGarden, Austin, by Betty Wauer

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