Recreation

Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
Bears Ears: An elegy for what was lost?
A book of photos explores the mesas and canyons of Bears Ears.
Signs of climate change surround Montana fishermen
Signs of climate change surround Montana fishermen
On the Big Hole River, livelihoods depend on healthy fish, but climate doubts abound.
Caught in the crossfire at a Colorado campground
Caught in the crossfire at a Colorado campground
A writer endures a night of bullets and bonfires in a previously serene gulch.
Parks as cash cows
Concessionaires make huge profits from parks.
Shrink to fit
National Park Service faces mammoth reorganization.
Say what?
Park Service considers procedural changes and asks advice about de-jargonizing.
Llamas: They expect YOU to know what you're doing
Camping with llamas is a new experience.
Pay to play
The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association believes mountain bikers should pay to use trails on public lands.
Parks give free rides
Park Service loses $100 million a year in fees it fails to collect.
No room at the top
American Mountain Foundation tries to save Colorado's "Fourteeners" from being loved to death by climbers.
A climbing plan for Devils Tower
Park Service tries to develop a climbing management plan that will satisfy Native Americans who regard Devils Tower as sacred.
The Park Service didn't put my son in a coma
The severe injury of her son in a hiking accident leads the writer to meditate on the need to take personal responsibility in the outdoors.
Does Utah need an eco-challenge?
Conservationists object to proposed gigantic "Eco-Challenge Adventure Race" planned for Utah.
Park concessions to be corralled
A bill to reform concessions in national parks seems likely to pass.
Park Service trying to evict cave cafe
Controversy erupts over the possible removal of a subterranean cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns.
Whose fault? A Utah canyon turns deadly
The deaths of two hikers in Utah raise legal and ethical questions about risk and responsibility.
Life after Barbee
Michael Finley replaces Robert Barbee as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.
Where have all the tourists gone?
Despite predictions of overcrowding, visitation is down at Grand Canyon this year.
Strangelove Park
Park Service considers historic preservation of Minuteman silos in South Dakota.
No one happy in Hells
Attempts to restrict jetboats in Hells Canyon annoy both jetboaters and environmentalists.
Outdoor groups fight camping limits
Outdoor schools fight Canyonlands use-limits proposal.
Could a treaty block a mine?
Yellowstone's status as a "world heritage site" could affect mining near the park.
Roads are the enemies
Babbitt plans to halt building of new roads, hotels and entertainment facilities in national parks.
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