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  • Colorado River gets a recreation plan

    The National Park Service’s new management plan for the Grand Canyon river corridor allows continued motorized access

  • Blood spills over a $14 camping fee

    In the wake of a confrontation over a camping fee that ended in a tourist’s death, a former park ranger remembers a frightening incident from his own career

  • Fear and adrenaline can cause a ranger to kill

    The writer tries to understand what made a park ranger kill a tourist who refused to pay a fee

  • Revealed — secret changes to park rules

    The Park Service lands in hot water when Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary Paul Hoffman secretly rewrites the agency’s management manual, and the revision is leaked to the press

  • The meeting of heaven and earth

    A park ranger talks about the increasing practice of mourners scattering the ashes of loved ones outdoors in national parks.

  • The last I looked, national parks weren’t zoos

    The writer wishes visitors to Glacier and other national parks would leave their animal-viewing list at home

  • Revamped road to Chaco may be the park's ruin

    Archaeologists are worried that a plan to upgrade the 16-mile gravel road to Chaco Canyon in New Mexico could lead to more tourism and possibly harm the park’s fragile ruins

  • Mickey Moose and the West’s newest frontier

    The writer says eco-tourism in Yellowstone might — just might — be a good thing

  • Let's not ram more boats through the Grand Canyon

    Even though the river is their livelihood, most river guides oppose the Park Service’s plan to increase the number of boats allowed in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon

  • Lawsuits swarm around Yellowstone snowmobiles

    As soon as the National Park Service announced its new snowmobile rules – which slightly reduce the number of vehicles allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton – lawsuits began flying from both sides of the political divide

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