The Forest Service bans jetboats from Hells Canyon for 21 days each summer on a 21-mile stretch of the Snake River.
Oregon Caves National Monument says the surrounding Siskiyou National Forest is injuring the caves by logging, mining and grazing.
One-third of Grand Canyon air-tour operators are breaking the law by not reporting flights or paying required fees.
The Crested Butte Ski Resort in Colorado drops its plans to build new ski runs on a neighboring mountain.
A plan to build a visitor's center for Utah's Grand Gulch worries some, who fear more people - including pothunters - will be encouraged to visit the area.
Prolific New Zealand mudsnails are invading Yellowstone Park's Madison River, where scientists worry they will disrupt the food chain.
The author says the Escalante belongs as much to the rest of the world as to Utah, and provides a kind of energy that has nothing to do with coal.
The greatest moments in American conservation history often involved the same presidential audacity - and provoked the same outrage - as President Clinton's establishment of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Utah's newest national monument will be managed by the BLM instead of the Park Service, and a lot of the details for that management remain to be worked out.