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  • What’s the NRA’s beef with roadless areas?

    A hunter and member of the National Rifle Association is angry at the way the group puts gun ownership above roadless areas, wildlife, and hunting

  • Colorado River gets a recreation plan

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

  • Business booster still guides national park rules

    Conservationists fear that the new National Park Service management policy will reduce environmental protection at the expense of commercial interests

  • A long walk into hope

    Bill McKibben’s new book, Wandering Home, is a hopeful account of a leisurely hike across northeastern America, as relevant to the West as it is to the East

  • Mountain bike association wheels into national parks

    The National Park Service has agreed to explore opening some of the parks to mountain biking

  • A look at the West, in the funhouse mirror

    Old Westerners and New Westerners are equally hypocritical when it comes to caricaturing each other and not looking at themselves

  • The road to nowhere

    Utah’s attempt to take over backcountry roads begins to unravel, largely because of problems stirred up by the attempt to claim the remote Weiss Highway in Juab County as an R.S. 2477 road

  • American — and proud of it

    There’s nothing like a trip to Europe to make an American appreciate living in a country that still has wilderness.

  • Follow-up

    Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness comes closer to Idaho; Bush funds CALFED; oil and gas brings money to Rocky Mountain states; National Wildlife Federation says federal Conservation Reserve Program is abused

  • Environmental issues disappear into election-season smog

    Environmental issues were almost invisible in the presidential debates, but an awful lot has happened in the last four years – and most of it has not been good for the West.

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