Items by Kristy Ratliff

Park ecosystems are slipping away
An Interior Department audit finds that natural resources suffer as money goes to visitor-oriented programs in national parks.
Big profits at big price
Wealthy corporations control, and abuse, a disproportionate amount of available forage according to a National Wildlife Federation report.
Wildlife 'refuges' play host to bombers, cattle and jetskiers
Wildlife refuges have never been just for wildlife. The 90 million-acre national wildlife refuge system also hosts military maneuvers, cattle, hunters, boaters and other "secondary" users.