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  • A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona

    A misguided investigation ends an era in Arizona

    Over-zealous federal agents destroyed the unique atmosphere of the Navajo Reservation’s Hubbell Trading Post.

  • Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    William Tweed takes a loving but critical look at the National Park Service in Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks.

  • Debating Preservation in the Southwest's Spanish Missions

    Debating Preservation in the Southwest's Spanish Missions

    Archaeologists debate how best to preserve Arizona's crumbling missions – and sometimes ask if it’s time to let them die.

  • Ranger danger?

    Ranger danger?

    HCN investigates whether violence against National Park Service employees is increasing.

  • Eggstraction

    Eggstraction

    A California condor chick hatches in Pinnacles National Monument, the first one born there in a century.

  • Our national parks: Another idea

    Our national parks: Another idea

    In 1832, artist George Catlin came up with the idea of a system of "nation's parks" to preserve human cultures and wildlife and scenery.

  • Whose Valles Caldera is it?

    Whose Valles Caldera is it?

    The beautiful Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico is run by a closed corporation that excludes the public, overcharges visitors and now is seeking to profit from development.

  • Parks for the people -- not profit

    Parks for the people -- not profit

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein ignored the public when she tried – and failed – to set up a special deal for a privately owned oyster company at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • What we got here is a failure to collaborate

    What we got here is a failure to collaborate

    Wilderness advocates think Jonathan Jarvis is a good choice to head the National Park Service, but critics say he badly mishandled an oyster farming controversy in California.

  • The West dissected

    The West dissected

    The Environmental Working Group and other organizations have released detailed studies of the West along the lines of Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Report Card. Also: The economic stimulus package has money for Western national parks and monuments.

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