Recreation

A murky bill for national park waterways
A murky bill for national park waterways
A Yellowstone paddling bill raises hopes, suspicions.
Wilderness as therapist
Wilderness as therapist
A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome
A new rule requires the government to specify areas for winter motorized users.
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
Fighting the wind on a Montana camping trip
Fighting the wind on a Montana camping trip
If you want to be driven crazy by the wind, try canoeing and camping on Montana's Marias River.
Hunting deer on a mountain bike
Hunting deer on a mountain bike
Two friends go on a fossil-fuel-free deer hunt using mountain bikes.
Trampled by tourists
Arizona's loved-to-death Fossil Creek experienced a record-breaking summer season
Nibbled to death by neighbors: the future of public lands?
Access to public land is disappearing throughout the West and officials lack funds to hold back the onslaught
Rhetoric around wolves clouds reality
Some hot-heads want to eradicate wolves, but data indicate they are far from the majority