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  •  Utah's Sagebrush Rebellion capital mellows as animal-lovers and enviros move in

    Utah's Sagebrush Rebellion capital mellows as animal-lovers and enviros move in

    Kane County, Utah, heart of the Sagebrush Rebellion and an off-road vehicle paradise, is also home to a growing number of environmentalists, hikers and animal lovers.

  • Two weeks in the West

    On public lands throughout the West, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and off-roaders compete for trail space, while beleaguered land-managers struggle to come up with workable forest management plans.

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

  • Heard around the West

    Anchovies and evolution clash in Idaho; why do chickens cross the road; cockfighting in California; unexpected Arizona refunds; short enough now to fly a plane; deer meets Wal-Mart in Nebraska

  • Learning from Moab's example

    In the North Fruita Desert of western Colorado, the BLM has come up with a plan to enable motorized and non-motorized recreationists to share the outdoors

  • Heard around the West

    Pac-O-Art art vending machine; turning against Wal-Mart; Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest; Boy Scouts sued for blaze; ORVers need potty-training; bull elk get really hungry

  • New rules coming down for off-roaders

    The Forest Service plans to rein in cross-country travel by off-road vehicles, but enforcing new rules may prove next to impossible

  • Motorized recreation belongs in the backcountry

    Off-road vehicle users need to be responsible, but at the same time they should fight against any restrictions to backcountry riding

  • Off-road vehicles are chewing up our public lands

    The only solution to the destruction of public lands by off-highway vehicles is to begin to restrict their use in the backcountry

  • Can skiers and snowmobilers coexist?

    Dutchman Flat outside Bend, Ore., is becoming tense as snowmobilers and backcountry skiers argue over winter recreation

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