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    If they build it, will more come?

    A plan to build a visitor's center for Utah's Grand Gulch worries some, who fear more people - including pothunters - will be encouraged to visit the area.

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    Glacier Park finds itself inundated

    A new management proposal for Montana's Glacier National Park, designed to control visitor overcrowding, meets opposition from the local tourism industry and others.

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    Snail's trail leads to Yellowstone

    Prolific New Zealand mudsnails are invading Yellowstone Park's Madison River, where scientists worry they will disrupt the food chain.

  • Essays

    Forget widgets, we sell wilderness

    Western wilderness is too popular for its own good - especially among wealthy foreigners who come to ski at Vail.

  • Essays

    Choose not to go boldly outdoors

    The writer suggests that Westerners start a sabbatical for the land - letting it rest entirely sometimes from hiking and other recreation.

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    Devils Tower may get a second name

    Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.

  • Feature

    Why Juan Valdez doesn't haul coffee beans on a llama

    A pack-burro outfitter humorously lambastes the trendy llama.

  • News

    Yellowstone cutbacks bring out the politicians

    Yellowstone Park Superintendent Mike Finley's closure of campgrounds and museums because of budget problems leads to irate responses from Wyoming politicians.

  • News

    Strapped parks look for money

    National parks feeling the budget squeeze look for corporate financial help.

  • News

    New rules seek to cap canyon flights

    The Clinton administration's attempt to increase flight-free zones in Grand Canyon upsets air-tour operators and conservationists who say the new rules aren't tough enough.

  • News

    Feds set "terrible precedent' with Kolob Canyon settlement

    An out-of-court settlement with public agencies will give more than $2 million to survivors of an outing in Utah's Kolob Canyon that killed two Explorer Scout leaders.

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    A cellular call of the wild

    The installation of cellular transmitters in Yellowstone National Park means hikers can now use cellular phones on the trails.

  • Book Reviews

    We love our parks

    The survey "American Views on National Park Issues" shows that parks are very important to citizens.

  • News

    Budget crisis may doom Oregon's state parks

    More than 60 state parks in Oregon face closing - and possible selling off to developers - as victims of budget crisis.

  • News

    Canyon trip turns fatal

    A 15-year-old Boy Scout finds the Grand Canyon deadly, and park rescue crews point out that all visitors need to be prepared.

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