Recreation

The ‘wreckreation’ in our wild places
The ‘wreckreation’ in our wild places
Too many people and too much poop.
Now that you’ve gone West, young man
Now that you’ve gone West, young man
Toward unlearning Manifest Destiny.
Will a new copper mine risk Montana’s Smith River?
Will a new copper mine risk Montana’s Smith River?
A group of conservation organizations have challenged the mine’s operating permit in court.
Wanderlust West
Record numbers of Germans are touring the west.
Grand Central Canyon
The National Park Service weighs the benefits of four management plans limiting numbers within Grand Canyon National Park.
How the auto and airplane teamed up to destroy the Grand Canyon
Bruce Babbitt's plan to alleviate overcrowding at Grand Canyon involves eliminating cars, planes and Tusayan, Ariz.
Ski resort slides into financial pit
The U.S. Forest Service cancells a special-use permit for the Valbois ski resort in Idaho.
Death in Grand Canyon
Three people fall to their deaths in a four-day period at the Grand Canyon.
A timely solution for the Hells Canyon river war
The Forest Service proposes a plan to appease jet-boaters and other river users in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.
Subterranean snacks no more
The National Park Service says the cafeteria in Carlsbad Caverns is inappropriate, despite opposition from both of New Mexico's senators.
Water still flows towards money
Vail Associates pump water west over the Continental Divide into Eagle Creek for snowmaking.
Petroglyphs have drawn fire for decades
Urban crime has risen at the Petroglyph National Monument as Albuquerque draws nearer.
Sunbelt confrontation
Controversy mounts over the construction of a road through Petroglyph National Monument near Albuquerque.
Watchers at Glacier National Park
Photos of the watchers and watchees in Glacier National Park
The cost of being lost
The Park Service approves a pilot project requiring mountaineers to pay for their own rescue.
Where the buffalo ... moan on the Plains of Wyoming
New York sculptor Robert Berks wants to build 1,000 bronze bison on the Beaver Rim "Area of Critical Environmental Concern" in Wyoming.
Is the Jackson Hole airport "doomed'?
Larry Rockefeller says the Jackson Hole airport is doomed because of a "reverter clause' in his family's agreement with the park.
Custer Association's last stand
The Park Service severs ties with the Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association after a confrontation over the name of the park, and the group's refusal to sell Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.
Does Aspen need thousands more skiers?
The Forest Service struggles over approval of an Aspen Skiing Co. expansion plan to develop Burnt Mountain, near the Maroon Bells Wilderness.
Critics say big jets and national parks don't mix
Proposed expansion at Jackson's stimulates discussion of FAA regulations for flying over national parks.
Gould group gears up
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
Too many tourists
Tourism is crowding Utah's parks.
Walking to the Wheel
A Forest Service management plan for a Native American ceremonial ground seems to be working.
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