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.
A proposal to close 400 miles of forest roads and 200 miles of trails to motorized vehicles on Idaho's Targhee National Forest has raised the ire of all-terrain vehicle advocates.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board says that snowmakers at the Keystone Ski Area pulled more than their share of water from the Snake River to try to make up for a dry early season.
The New Mexico Historic Preservation Alliance has declared the night sky one of the 11 most endangered places in the state, and Chaco Culture National Historic Park is leading the way in changing its lighting habits to prevent light pollution.
Even though the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service admits there is little risk of cattle catching brucellosis from calves, yearlings and bulls, Montana's Dept. of Livestock is hazing all stray bison back into Yellowstone.
Folksinger, activist and river rat Katie Lee shares her memories of Glen Canyon in her new book, "All My Rivers Are Gone."
Outdated plumbing in Yellowstone National Park's tourist lodges is spilling sewage into the water, and the state of Wyoming has threatened to fine the Park Service unless it takes care of the problem.
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt wants to create a new national monument: a 3 million-acre stretch of BLM land between the Grand Canyon and the Utah border, known as the Arizona Strip.
A river guide who first worked on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon in 1971 describes how a funky, rugged, adventurous business turned into an expenisve, elitist, lavishly catered "service" that has left him disillusioned with the whole thing.
Book review of "The Doing of the Thing: The Brief Brilliant Whitewater Career of Buzz Holmstrom," by Vince Welch, Brad Dimock and Curt Conley, which chronicles the life of Buzz Holmstrom, who made the first solo trip through Grand Canyon in 1937.
An excerpt from the journals of Buzz Holmstrom describes the first solo river trip through the Grand Canyon in 1937.
So many people want to take a river trip through the Grand Canyon that limits set by the Park Service - which many say favor commercial outfitters over private boaters - create an administrative nightmare for the agency.
A local group called the Crystal Conservation Coalition is worried about Boyne USA's plans for a massive makeover of the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort in Washington's Cascade Mountains.
Some locals are pleased and some environmentalists displeased with the BLM's proposed management plan for Utah's new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
An extensive backcountry fee program for Grand Teton National Park is scaled back after local backpackers protest.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials are getting a lot of flak for permitting a crew of soil scientists to helicopter their way into a wilderness study area.
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