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  • Selling what's priceless is the nuttiest idea of all

    Selling what's priceless is the nuttiest idea of all

    Some Western legislators want to sell off our public lands -- an idea that is not only impractical, but contrary to the desires of most Westerners.

  • How developers and businessmen cash in on Grand Canyon overflights

    How developers and businessmen cash in on Grand Canyon overflights

    An air-tour businessman and Italian developers become deeply enmeshed in the politics of tiny Tusayan, Ariz., part of a plan to profit from the nearby Grand Canyon.

  • Live fee or die

    Live fee or die

    User fees for public land keep rising, even as campground hours and services are cut.

  • Our best idea

    Our best idea

    A family trip out West in 1959, when he was 9 years old, inspired Dayton Duncan to make a new documentary series with Ken Burns, called The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

  • The lands less traveled are a treat

    The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.

  • Sci-fi conservation

    Sci-fi conservation

    Enviros create force-fields around national parks. Also: Recovery Act funds are coming to BLM lands in the Western states.

  • Two weeks in the West

    EPA stymies California’s attempt to cut tailpipe emissions; the West is growing but not sure where its next meal or drink of water will come from; increasing amounts of ammonium – and guns – in the parks; avalanche fatalities are up.

  • Quest for darkness

    Chad Moore and the members of the Park Service Night Sky Team keep an eye on the stars in the nation’s parks and monuments.

  • Natural diversity

    Wayne Hare, a black park ranger, talks about the importance of diversity for the future of the West

  • Our public lands should reflect white, black and brown

    Wayne Hare, a black park ranger, talks about the importance of diversity for the future of the West.

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