New Mexico's Petroglyph National Monument is threatened by problems that include the runaway growth of the neighboring city of Albuquerque, disagreements over how to manage the resource, and a controversial, embattled superintendent, Judith Cordova.
Locals and environmentalists are concerned about development plans for a 400-acre resort right next to Mount Rainier National Park and the little town of Ashford, Wash.
A new sport called sandboarding is becoming popular in Park Service wilderness areas with dunes, and some worry that it is a form of recreation "not compatible with wilderness values."
The Conservation Fund is working with local ranchers to remove cattle from Nevada's Great Basin National Park.
A revival of interest in explorers Lewis and Clark raises questions about how to handle increased tourism on the National Historic Trail through Montana - as well as questions about how the history should be told.
In his new collection, "Fur and Loafing in Yosemite," cartoonist Phil Frank hilariously follows the adventures of dysfunctional rangers, tourists and bears in Yosemite National Park.
Bison biologist Mary Meagher joins conservationists, area business people and snowmobilers in denouncing Yellowstone National Park's new winter use plan.
Canyon Forest Village, a development near the south entrance of the Grand Canyon, has been approved, but some environmentalists plan to appeal the project.
Horses and riders are being crowded off Western trails by mountain bikers and ORVers, and some have formed the Back Country Horsemen group to fight back.
Some Moab, Utah, residents are up in arms about a developer's plans for a new tourist tram with a visitor center, store, restaurant and huge viewing deck at the top of the ride.
Nine protesters are arrested for trying to block an access road in the White River National Forest in an attempt to halt the controversial expansion of the Vail Ski Area.
Almost 50 years after biologists dumped DDT on Yellowstone Park to kill the spruce budworm moth, traces of the pesticide remain in the ecosystem.
Colorado's congressional delegation calls for a get-tough policy toward real estate developer Tom Chapman after a billboard advertising lots for sale appears on the boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument.
Modern-day "robber barons" such as Tom Chapman will continue to blackmail taxpayers by threatening to develop wilderness and park inholdings - unless land-management agencies summon the will to fight back.
Race-car driver Travis Panko's plan to build a race track on a ranch near Stevensville, Mont., has many of his Bitterroot Valley neighbors incensed.
In Park City, Utah, locals are irate at the ugliness of a ski jump that is being carved out of a mountain for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Although boring food, banged-up bodies and origami maps make camping a lot harder than it looks in the Dodge Dakota commercials, something like a middle-of-the-night look at the Milky Way makes all the trouble worthwhile.
Many environmentalists oppose Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's bill to turn Colorado's Black Canyon National Monument into a national park, because the bill would allow continued hunting, grazing and motorized recreation in some areas.
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