The Washington conservation group, the Mountaineers, criticizes the new user fees in Mount Rainier National Park as too steep and confusing.
Bill Everhart's "Take Down Flag & Feed Horses" offers a refreshing view of life with the National Park Service, especially in Yellowstone National Park.
The National Park Service invites the public to help plan the management of Capulin Volcano National Monument in northeast New Mexico.
Volunteers are being sought by the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative to restore heavily eroded trails on Colorado's highest peaks.
Garfield County faces a trespassing lawsuit, filed by the Department of Interior for unauthorized road construction on the Burr Trail in Capitol Reef National Park.
Saguaro National Park's recent land swap added 632 acres to the park in exchange for 4,332 acres of land north of Phoenix, and some say the trade sacrificed too much land.
A surprising agreement between Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt trades state-owned school trust lands in Grand Staircase-Escalante for federal lands elsewhere in Utah - and everyone seems to be happy about it.
The Forest Service's plan to cut whitewater rafting numbers on Idaho's popular Middle Fork of the Salmon rouses opposition from commercial boaters.
Some environmentalists say a bill making it easier for outfitters to get permits on federal lands would give commercial interests too much power over public lands.
The jet ski industry is pushing on the Park Service to open more park sites for personal watercraft, but the National Park Service and the Dept. of Interior can't agree on how to manage the fast boats.
Montana is prepared to fight a new federal proposal that would allow "low-risk" bison unlikely to spread brucellosis to leave Yellowstone National Park without being killed.
A draft report from the National Academy of Sciences confirms that 30-40 percent of Yellowstone bison test positive for brucellosis but concludes that the risk of them infecting cattle is almost nonexistent.
A judge upholds the right of the National Park Service to ask rock climbers to stay off Wyoming's Devils Tower during June, when Native Americans hold religious ceremonies.
A planned jetboat race up and down a 50-mile stretch of the Yellowstone River in Montana is cancelled following a flurry of criticism.
The American Recreation Coalition, which lobbies for motorized recreation, has become a potent force in the nation's capital as outdoor recreation becomes the dominant natural resource industry, especially in the West.
Hells Canyon Preservation Council and Northwest Ecosystem Alliance sponsor a wooden/dorie benefit float trip down the Snake River, June 1.
Locals and critics charge that Vail Associates is using a ski area expansion as an excuse to develop the area and sell valuable real estate at the expense of elk and lynx habitat.
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