Recreation

An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
Obama declares new national monument in the mountains above Los Angeles
Obama declares new national monument in the mountains above Los Angeles
Trails, campgrounds and wildlands will qualify for federal funding for improvements.
Colorado’s river economy worth $9 billion
Colorado’s river economy worth $9 billion
Outdoor recreation businesses say state water plan must do more to protect rivers.
Boy Scout habitat takes a hit in Idaho
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is in retreat over its longstanding support for the Mallard-Larkin Wilderness
When an avalanche comes calling
When an avalanche comes calling
Some backcountry skiers are triggering avalanches without regard for those who might be skiing below them.
Nothing to lose but your leash
Nothing to lose but your leash
When did human beings become slaves to their dogs, required to take them everywhere, even cross-country skiing?
Tourism creates jobs, but it's still a mixed bag
The White House promotes tourism as economic boon, but many positions are low wage
Target shooting on public lands should be regulated
Impacts on saguaros point to need for rules
A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo
A Q&A with former Colorado National Monument head Joan Anzelmo
The retired Park Service superintendent stands by her controversial decision not to allow a major bike race in the monument, and continues to be passionate about preserving landscapes.
What is that dead deer thinking about, and why is he hanging there?
What is that dead deer thinking about, and why is he hanging there?
A close encounter with a deer head on the wall of an inn leads to musings on death, immortality, ancient Egypt, Lenin and Trigger the Wonder Horse.
Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl
A Republican budget cutting site focuses on environmental literacy programs
Cheers to land trusts
Another form of "public" conserved land to be grateful for
Travel planning theatrics
Quiet users lose out in a debate over a Colorado land swap