The Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance works to encourage "human-powered" winter recreation on public lands in Idaho, Colorado, California and Nevada
The author defends Yellowstone’s snowmobiles as a boon to local economies and the recreational choice of ordinary Americans.
Teddy Roosevelt, who dedicated Yellowstone’s stone entrance archway 100 years ago, would be horrified at the prospect of the park he loved opening its arms to snowmobile traffic.
A visit to the strange landscape of Utah’s Goosenecks of the San Juan reveals the chasm growing between two people.
The luxurious WestRock Resort is now under construction, 90 miles north of Boise, despite continued opposition from environmentalist and citizens' groups
A federal court rules that Pres. Clinton did, in fact, have the authority to create six national monuments in four Western states
The National Park Service gives up on trying to ban snowmobiles from Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks
In Coahuila, Mexico, the corporate colossus CEMEX is working to create a "Mexican Yellowstone" that would preserve the rich wildlife and wild country of the Sierra El Carmen.
Yellowstone National Park wants to reintroduce the old yellow convertible buses that were used to carry park tourists back in the 1920s.
In November, personal watercraft will be banned from Lake Powell and seven other Western reservoirs while the Park Service completes an environmental review of the machines' impacts.
The Web site of PEER - Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility - features a report on increasing violence against National Park Service employees, along with other topics.
A new report, the ATV Safety Crisis Report, blames off-road vehicles for death and injury and suggests that their use should be regulated.
For environmental as well as aesthetic reasons, parks like Grand Teton in Wyoming are doing away with wilderness outhouses, and requesting hikers to use "poop bags" to pack out human waste.
A new bill may turn the lower Los Angeles River and the San Gabriel River in Los Angeles into one of the country's few urban national parks.
Friends of Mount Hood is fighting the Mount Hood Meadows Development Corp., which wants to build a ski resort that threatens pear orchards and cattle ranches on the northeastern flanks of Oregon's Mount Hood.
An essay from the author's book, "The Desert Cries," in which he tours Antelope Canyon, where a flood once took the lives of hikers.
The Bush administration wants to permanently install user fees for recreation on public lands, but opponents are speaking out.
Utah Rep. Jim Hansen has introduced a bill that would allow ATV riders access to 300 miles of existing roads and allow the creation of more access trails for ATVs in Utah.