Recreation

We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
The recent encounter between a runner and a 40-pound cougar perpetuates unwarranted fear.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
Why Wyoming’s public lands are locked up
The Cowboy State has more inaccessible public lands than anywhere in the West.
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.
Grand traffic problems
Increased tourism means no parking spaces at Grand Canyon.
Not for the birds
Male grizzly bear trapped and moved after eating bird seed.
Is "natural regulation' leading to unnatural results?
Rocky Times in Rocky Mountain National Park - An Unnatural History by Karl Hess Jr. reviewed.
International park draws fire
Proposal for park spanning Northern Cascades in U.S. and Canada is controversial.
Scientist says Yellowstone Park is being destroyed
Yellowstone elk destroying the biodiversity and ecological integrity of ecosystem.
National Park Service is put on a starvation diet
New Park Service director Roger Kennedy plans sweeping reorganization and job cuts.
At Glacier: Keep off the grass, or else
Glacier National Park rangers now armed with semiautomatic handguns.
New policy pits seasonals against parks
National Park Service seasonal workers may get benefits at expense of park services and jobs.
Fly-by tourism may be throttled at Grand Canyon
New rules may curb sightseeing flights over Grand Canyon.
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