There is a continuing controversy about who first climbed Wyoming's Grand Teton - Nathaniel Langford in 1872, or a group of climbers in 1898.
Some object to the Forest Service's plan to build a new town for tourists right outside of Grand Canyon National Park.
"Voices from a Sacred Place: In Defense of Petroglyph National Monument," a book edited by Verne Huser, is reviewed, including excerpts.
Congress is slow to act on the chance to purchase and protect New Mexico's Valles Caldera - also known as the Baca Ranch.
Northern New Mexico's Valles Caldera is for sale, and many think the world's largest extinct volcano ought to become the nation's next national park.
Whitewater boating groups are invited to apply for $500 to $2,500 grants to promote river access or conservation projects.
"Walking With Muir Across Yosemite" by Geraldine Vale and Thomas Vale retraces Muir's footsteps and finds that, away from noisy, tourist-thronged roads, much of the park is surprisingly unchanged.