Recreation

A Q&A with New Mexico’s deputy director of The Wilderness Society
A Q&A with New Mexico’s deputy director of The Wilderness Society
Kay Bounkeua discusses growing up Lao-Chinese in the state, her connection to landscape and what’s next for the conservation movement.
Climate change sinks Lake Powell, local rec industry
Climate change sinks Lake Powell, local rec industry
The water line has dropped to historic lows, and house boats are at risk of being marooned.
Development threatens one of Montana’s ‘blue-ribbon’ trout rivers
Development threatens one of Montana’s ‘blue-ribbon’ trout rivers
Noxious algae is choking the very watershed that’s drawing people to develop property there.
Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
After a year indoors, a writer remembers the joy — and pressures — of a childhood spent in Utah.
Reclaiming LA
Reclaiming LA
Communities in Los Angeles are turning industrial sites into pockets of green.
A reality check on Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan
A reality check on Biden’s ‘30 by 30’ conservation plan
The plan has lofty ambitions, but what’s happening on the ground tells a different story of how it might play out.
The threat of wildfire in the West arrives alongside tourists
The threat of wildfire in the West arrives alongside tourists
In Mammoth Lakes, California, residents are still anxious from the 2020 fire season.
Crowds swarm the public lands
Crowds swarm the public lands
Land managers and gateway communities struggle to keep up.
Why I changed my mind about Bears Ears
Why I changed my mind about Bears Ears
The benefits of a national monument in San Juan County outweigh the costs.
Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime
Petroglyph vandalism is not a victimless crime
Indigenous archaeologists say more protective measures and education are needed to prevent future vandalism.
Where land use and landscape photography converge
Where land use and landscape photography converge
A would-be museum exhibit, canceled due to COVID, is now collected in the book ‘American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present.’
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
What’s the value of tracking recreation in the West?
Fast-growing Western communities face a paradox of increased visitors.
Who should pay for conservation?
Who should pay for conservation?
Traditional sources of funding are dwindling, and some believe park visitors should step up.
Idaho state lands could end up in private hands
Idaho state lands could end up in private hands
How a developer’s proposed large land swap ignited a fight in small but growing McCall.
This year’s deadly avalanche season
This year’s deadly avalanche season
Low snowfall has led to catastrophic conditions around the West.
Put unemployed miners and drillers back to work in restoration
Put unemployed miners and drillers back to work in restoration
There’s economic development in reclaiming coal mines and plugging idled wells.
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
Interest in nature-based education has increased during the pandemic, but affordability is an issue.
When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back.
When COVID hit, a Colorado county kicked out second-home owners. They hit back.
How a group of nonresident homeowners tried to influence a rural Colorado election.
Ski communities are ‘getting crunched on all sides’
Ski communities are ‘getting crunched on all sides’
The pandemic has heightened cost-of-living issues in resort towns.
A high school football team’s wartime resistance
A high school football team’s wartime resistance
In ‘The Eagles of Heart Mountain,’ Bradford Pearson renders the lives of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II in three dimensions.
Invocation perseverance; prolific Griz 399; errant GPS
Invocation perseverance; prolific Griz 399; errant GPS
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The dust-up over California’s off-road beach
The dust-up over California’s off-road beach
COVID highlights conflicts over air pollution, crime and accidents on California’s Central Coast.
Wilderness rescuers brace for a busy winter
Wilderness rescuers brace for a busy winter
Snow is on the way — and amid COVID-19, recovery missions are on the rise.
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