In the wake of the arson at Vail two years ago, Western ski resorts have hired security staff to keep an eye out for ecoterrorism.
The U.S. Park Rangers Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police lists the 10 most dangerous national parks in the country.
Four-wheel-drive recreationists protest the Forest Service's new $5 per vehicle fee to enter Canyon Creek near Ouray, Colorado.
In Colorado, a group of river rafters float the Lake Fork of the Gunnison in defiance of a landowner who has filed suit to stop them, part of a statewide struggle over access and ownership of rivers.
The Bush administration wants to "re-evaluate" Clinton's ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
Soren Jesperson's five-month, 2,200-mile solo trek around the Four Corners area will raise money for the Center for Humanitarian Outreach and Cultural Exchange, a charity his father directs.
Daniel Glick's "Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery on Vail Mountain" tells the story of the Vail Ski Area and the fire that destroyed its mountaintop restaurant, in an entertaining way, but ultimately lacks depth and insight.
Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Utah, is eager to create a new national monument to protect dinosaur tracks near St. George, Utah, but to pay for it he wants to dissolve two-thirds of the existing Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is fighting the commercial helicopter tours over Teton County, Wyo., planned for this summer, but it faces an uphill battle.
Dale Shewalter's group, the Arizona Trail Association, has been working since 1988 on establishing a north-south route all the way across Arizona.
Twenty Sheridan, Wyo., four-wheelers have been fined for destroying national forest land last June during their annual "Spring Run" across the Bighorn National Forest.
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that counties can now tax ski areas, park concessionaries, and others who use public lands for profit.
Environmentalists say new rules restricting helicopter and airplane flights in the Grand Canyon still aren't enough to restore quiet, even as air-tour operators react with anger and lawsuits.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Wilderness Watch are challenging a microwave repeater tower in Death Valley National Park that was put up without any environmental assessment.
Under the new administration of George W. Bush, Republicans seek to open Clinton's new national monuments to oil and gas exploration and other uses and to revise the way monuments are created.
Robert Fillmore's new guidebook, "The Geology of the Parks, Monuments and Wildlands of Southern Utah," helps readers decipher the complicated landscapes of southern Utah.
In Wyoming, backcountry skiers are upset to find that the Park Service's decision to ban snowmobiles from Yellowstone and Grand Teton may also ban skiing in some areas, to protect bighorn sheep.