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  • We're the good guys

    In her own words, Petroglyph National Monument Supervisor Judith Cordova defends her record on the job.

  • An overall poor attitude

    A Park Service team conducted an "oversight review" of Petroglyph National Monument that cited "communication and morale" as big problems for employees.

  • Migrants leave trail of trash

    Migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert leave litter and cause ever-increasing damage, as seen in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

  • Wilder Grand Canyon proves too contentious

    Grand Canyon's backcountry and river planning effort ends abruptly when Park Superintendent Robert Arnberger decides the process, which includes outfitters, private boaters and wilderness advocates, is "too contentious."

  • Zion's geriatric cottonwoods

    Cottonwood trees in Utah's Zion National Park may vanish in the next few decades, according to a study by the park and the Grand Canyon Trust that recommends removal of flood-protection stone levees as a way to save the trees.

  • Does desert cross cross the line?

    A cross placed on Mojave National Preserve by Veterans of Foreign Wars as a memorial is the center of controversy between the National Park Service and the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims it violates the separation of church and state.

  • Permanent user fees in the pipeline

    The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.

  • Paul Fritz left a unique legacy for the ParkService

    The late Paul Fritz is remembered as a conservationist whose years in the Park Service reflect a man who was independent and outspoken.

  • 'Which parks aren't relevant to black history?'

    'Which parks aren't relevant to black history?'

    A black former park ranger talks about diversity on public lands.

  • Parks for all?

    Parks for all?

    The National Park Service struggles to connect with a changing America.

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