Recreation

Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
The Commerce Department affirms the growing clout of outdoor retailers.
National parks, where landscape and culture intersect
National parks, where landscape and culture intersect
A photography book explores the history of travel within our nation’s parks.
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
In Alaska, sustainable recreation dollars help advocates for protected areas.
Dune the Right Thing in Oregon
ORVs may be banned from Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
Not another Yellowstone
A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.
Jackson mountain biking
Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.
Helicopters may invade Zion park
A helicopter company thwarts opposition by relocating in a neighboring county.
When ski areas fail, taxpayers clean up
Costly reclamation work on several defunct ski areas suggests that the Forest Service is too lax with applicants.
Medicine Wheel remains unprotected
The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark suffers from too many tourists.
Exploring the Great Basin
Several books on the Great Basin are reviewed: "Hiking the Great Basin' by John Hart; "The Hiker's Guide to Nevada' by Bruce Grubbs and "Nevada Mountain Ranges' by George Wuerthner.
Will Zion, the movie, hurt Zion, the park?
An Imax theater will soon stand at the entrance to Zion National Park.
Speak to Capitol Reef
Comments are sought on the management of Capitol Reef National Park.
Biking beyond Boise
'Mountain Biking in Southwest Idaho' by Stephen Steubner and Stephen Phipps is reviewed.
Burnout on the slopes
A Colorado ski instructor is suspended after poking a skier with a pole during an argument.
Park ecosystems are slipping away
An Interior Department audit finds that natural resources suffer as money goes to visitor-oriented programs in national parks.
Chaco Park to be (lightly) roaded
A new access road is proposed in Chaco National Historical Park.
Just looking = $$
An Arizona report shows wildlife brings tourist dollars.
Free to ski
The Backcountry Ski Alliance wants non-motorized areas designated on Colorado public lands.
Yosemite the `model'
A new Yosemite concessionaire bids high to take over commercial business in the park.
Two underground resources clash in New Mexico
Oil and gas exploration threatens a pristine cave system.
A ridge too far
A Santa Fe ski area wants to expand, despite pressure from the Ski Area Containment Coalition.
Back to the bushes
Waste disposal problems cause two chalets at Glacier National Park to close.
Conspiracy destroyed a Vision for Yellowstone
A Bush administration conspiracy destroys a plan for environmental protection in Yellowstone and costs a Park Service official her job.