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  • Writers on the Range Is the outdoor industry really a green giant?

    Is the outdoor industry really a green giant?

    The green-leaning $600 billion outdoor industry aspires to be a major conservation player, but so far it's done more talk than walk.

  • Sidebar Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012

    Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012

    A map showing the grants given by the Outdoor Industry Association's sister organization, the Conservation Alliance.

  • Current Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution

    Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution

    A last-minute provision in July’s transportation bill overrules Park Service recommendations for quieting the cacophony of sightseeing air traffic over the Grand Canyon.

  • Editor's Note Can capitalism boost conservation?

    Can capitalism boost conservation?

    The outdoor-gear industry makes its living off a landscape it claims to love. But when it comes to spending cash for conservation, it hasn’t done much.

  • Sidebar Dueling Letters: Utah's Governor versus Black Diamond's CEO

    Dueling Letters: Utah's Governor versus Black Diamond's CEO

  • Current Three days in the Four Corners

    Three days in the Four Corners

    A loop around the Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah meet, leads into a land of both historical and geological friction.

  • Current Three days in eastern Montana

    Three days in eastern Montana

    A saunter through the grasslands of eastern Montana brings interesting encounters with cowboys, bull-riders, small-towners and BLM rangers, not to mention wildlife and endless skies.

  • Current Three days in western Nevada

    Three days in western Nevada

    A lot of places call themselves "gateway cities," but Reno, Nev., is truly the gateway to a lot of strange and amazingly gorgeous places.

  • Writers on the Range Why I never hike alone

    Why I never hike alone

    After a fallen boulder pins her leg to the ground, a hiker learns the hard way how important it is to hike with friends, or at least to leave notes about where you are going.

  • Sidebar Cally Carswell's New Mexico route

    Cally Carswell's New Mexico route

    The travel route the author took when visiting New Mexico

  • Sidebar Ray Ring's Nevada route

    Ray Ring's Nevada route

    The travel route the author took when touring around Reno, Nevada.

  • Essays Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas

    Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas

    Move over, Elvis impersonators, and step aside, blackjack. Machine gun rentals just may be the next big entertainment fix in Sin City.

  • Sidebar Land art of the West: An interactive map

    Land art of the West: An interactive map

    A guide to some of the West's most prominent pieces of land art or earthworks and some of the altered landscapes that interested or inspired land artists.

  • Current Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places

    Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places

    Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.

  • Current Western travel tips

    Western travel tips

    The travelers at High Country News offer some hard-earned advice for Western adventurers.

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