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  • Unnatural Preservation

    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?

  • Jim Detterline to the rescue

    Park Ranger Jim Detterline battles the agency he loves over its insistence that a hearing impairment makes him unfit for his job.

  • Voluntary excess

    As its budget shrinks, the National Park Service relies more and more on volunteers – and critics say that is not necessarily healthy

  • The deer departed

    A plan to reduce the number of exotic deer at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore through birth control may end up doing little but alienating hunters

  • So what if park fees go up?

    John Krist thinks it’s high time to raise entry fees for U.S. national parks.

  • Don’t part out our national parks

    If the National Park Service allows commercial bio-prospecting in Yellowstone and our other parks, it will set a dangerous precedent.

  • A director from central casting

    Mary Bomar, the brand-new director of the National Park Service, worked her up through the agency’s bureaucracy

  • Old but Faithful

    Former Park Service supervisors Bill Wade and Rob Arnberger formed the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees to defend the national parks from what they see as the Bush administration’s ill-conceived changes

  • A little flash flooding can be a wonderful thing

    The writer recounts the joys of minor flash flooding at Arches and notes that rains once again flooded a road inside the park

  • Two weeks in the West

    Third parties can no longer challenge public-land sales to mining companies; BLM violated NEPA in leasing Utah wilderness-quality parcels to oil and gas companies; Divine Strake weapons test at Nevada Test Site delayed; Congress reforms conservation easement

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