Critics say a General Accounting Office report defending recreation fees does not give a full picture of public reaction to user fees.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Yellowstone National Park for violating safety regulations for its employees.
Sixty environmental groups are petitioning the Interior Department to ban snowmobiles from the 30 national parks where they are presently allowed.
Snowmobilers and locals in Superior, Mont., who are economically dependent on them, are fuming about the Lolo National Forest's decision to close 400,000 acres, including the popular Great Burn Wilderness Area, to motorized vehicles.
A rash of vandalism at Moab's Sand Flats Recreation Area, which includes the famous Slickrock bike trail, seems to be directed at mountain-biking tourists.
Beleaguered by budget cuts, the Park Service is trying to use increased user fees to create volunteer programs like the Public Lands Corps, to help with trail building and other maintenance projects.
A Klamath Falls company wants to build a ski resort on Pelican Butte in Oregon's Winema National Forest.
A new management plan would increase the size of Oregon Caves National Monument by seven times, from 480 acres to 3,400 acres.
"Planning Trails with Wildlife in Mind: A Handbook for Trail Planners," a publication from Colorado State Parks, offers suggestions on how to keep hiking trails from interfering with wildlife.
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