The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.
by Emilene Ostline,
Jan 08, 2012
In the wake of a confrontation over a camping fee that
ended in a tourist’s death, a former park ranger remembers a
frightening incident from his own career
by Jim Stiles,
Oct 17, 2005
Conservationists fear that the new National Park Service
management policy will reduce environmental protection at the
expense of commercial interests
by Brodie Farquhar,
Nov 14, 2005
Fire and flood, snowstorms and droughts, downburst winds and desert haboobs -- 2011 brought incredibly wacky weather to the West.
by Jonathan Thompson,
Dec 25, 2011
A California condor chick hatches in Pinnacles National Monument, the first one born there in a century.
by Rachel Waldholz,
May 09, 2010
National Park Service ranger Robert Danno is still being punished by the agency he loves, despite being vindicated for his work as a whistleblower eight years ago.
by Andrea Lankford,
Apr 20, 2012
An Oklahoma senator’s financial fix for our national treasures.
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
Nov 25, 2013
The late Paul Fritz is remembered as a conservationist
whose years in the Park Service reflect a man who was independent
by Stephen Stuebner,
Jan 29, 2001
Park Ranger Jim Detterline battles the agency he loves
over its insistence that a hearing impairment makes him unfit for
by Michelle Blank,
Dec 10, 2007
Public-land managers in the era of global warming face
uncomfortable choices: Do they intervene to protect dying plants
and animals, or stand back and let this new version of
“nature” take its course?
by M. Martin Smith and Fiona Gow,
Feb 04, 2008