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.
From May through October the Hansen Planetarium will host monthly star parties and indoor slide presentations at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.
Chief ranger Scot McElveen says local people should not receive preference in a natural resource owned equally by all citizens.
Longtime Death Valley resident Janice Allen believes the area is not helped by its designation as a national park.
Park enemies in Congress reduced the budget for the new Mojave National Preserve to one dollar - an extreme example of the way Congress often creates parks and monuments but is reluctant to provide any money to support them.
Local resident Kathy Goss is disillusioned by the way environmentalists pushed the Desert Protection Act.
The decision to put the BLM, rather than the Park Service, in charge of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, is part of a trend toward blurring the lines among the roles of the federal land management agencies.
Death Valley environmental specialist Dick Anderson defends the Desert Protection Act as necessary to save wild lands.
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