Fred Dexter of Nevada's Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club is crusading against a planned four-lane bridge over the Colorado River at Sugarloaf Mountain in the Lake Mead Recreation Area.
Fearing more last-minute monument designations, Westerners have begun working with the Clinton administration to find other ways to protect public lands.
A final winter use plan for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will ban snowmobiles altogether by the winter of 2003-2004.
When two Boulder, Colo., disc jockeys invited four-wheelers to an impromptu rally at nearby Caribou Flats, the resulting "Mudfest" wrecked private land and alpine wetlands and stained the reputation of the state's ORVers.
Migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert leave litter and cause ever-increasing damage, as seen in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Grand Canyon's backcountry and river planning effort ends abruptly when Park Superintendent Robert Arnberger decides the process, which includes outfitters, private boaters and wilderness advocates, is "too contentious."
Conservationists say Yellowstone National Park's long-awaited plan for managing its wandering bison herds accommodates cows at the expense of the bison.
The refusal of three ranchers to remove cattle from Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has put the BLM's ability to manage the monument under the spotlight.
As the Park Service struggles to radio-collar and control Yellowstone's wandering bison, the wildness of the animal is forgotten.
In Utah, Zion National Park launches its long-awaited new public transport system, and most visitors seem to enjoy the convenience - and the lack of noise and traffic in seeing the park by bus.
A Wilderness Society report says that off-road vehicle use is one of the most serious threats to wild places.
Many Glacier and other historic hotels in Glacier National Park need major restoration, but some fear proposed legislation undermines concessionaire reforms only recently approved by Congress.
The Jackson Hole Airport near Grand Teton National Park has decided to allow some helicopter flights, despite fierce local objections.
Visitors to the Snake River in Wyoming avoid the fee-demo program by donating to the Snake River Fund; the Forest Service gets the money only after local river-users approve the agency's river projects.
In all the hoopla of magazines touting "adventure travel" and ecotourism, the writer wonders why folks don't consider just staying home for a change.
The ski town of Telluride, Colo., is fighting a developer's plans to build up the Valley Floor, 857 acres of pasture and wetlands that are currently open space on the highway leading into town.
"Raging River, Quiet Mind: Field Notes from the Grand Canyon" wonderfully reproduces the illustrated journal writer Teresa Jordan kept on a 12-day river trip through the Grand Canyon.
Telski, the ski resort in Telluride, Colo., wins a lawsuit and can now expand onto national forest lands.
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