Recreation

Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Wyoming grapples with how to fund wildlife conservation
Hunters may lose influence as other groups are asked to increase their contributions.
‘Poverty with a view,’ in the rearview
‘Poverty with a view,’ in the rearview
I spent my 20s in some of the most beautiful towns in the West.
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
An expedition along the imperiled Rio Grande
The river’s future may include longer droughts, larger floods and shrinking snowpack.
Saying please at Devils Tower
A June voluntary climbing ban at Devils Tower may ease conflicts between rock climbers and Native Americans who use the site for religious ceremonies.
Fund raising in parks takes a collection box, and a lawyer
Fund-raising and free speech regulations in the national parks affect both secular and religious groups.
Does Religion belong in national parks?
Proselytizing and fund-raising religious groups, as well as Park Service Director Roger Kennedy's occasional religious remarks, create controversy in national parks.
Bill comes back from the dead
Utah Rep. James Hansen continues to push a bill recommending parks for closure by tacking it onto voter legislation.
Dinosaur's monumental quiet is threatened
The owners of the Mantle Ranch in Colorado's Moffat County are threatening to begin massive development of their two inholdings inside Dinosaur National Monument.
Judge cracks down on Idaho - again
A lawsuit claims the Forest Service has been lax in obeying a judge's order to remove outfitter structures from Idaho's Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness.
Parks may get control of their air
A bill introduced in Congress would give the Park Service more power to regulate overflights.
Did federal negligence help kill two hikers?
An upcoming trial will decide whether the Park Service was responsible for the deaths of two men in Kolob Canyon July 15, 1993.
For guilt-free wilderness trips
A list of groups that teach wilderness-users to go "light on the land."
I came, I saw, I wrote a guidebook
The increase in numbers of tourists drawn to the canyon country by guidebooks and magazines raises questions about exploiting and overusing a fragile landscape.