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Pioneers, the government, even John Muir helped kick out Native Americans from their homes on national parks. But in Yosemite, the Miwuk Tribe is getting its village back.

Despite promises from the president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the BLM wants to open up hundreds of thousands of acres in Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments for companies to drill and mine

The president's decision wasn't an assessment of whether the Hammonds deserved their sentence or not, it was an endorsement of the Bundy family's movement

He reversed an Obama-era order that raised hourly pay to $10.10, but few in the guiding industry—including guides—are complaining

Political and journalistic pressure foiled Interior Department attempts to censor a climate report. Not surprisingly, its findings aren't good.

A 15-year-old who ignited a massive, expensive blaze in Oregon last year was fined $36 million. Does the crime fit the punishment?

Proposition 68 aims to fund parks and outdoor spaces where it'll make the most difference—in urban areas. Will voters buy it?

Tribes and Native-owned corporations are making huge profits by conserving their forests for carbon offset programs—an effort that could revolutionize conservation

He is one of the most scandal-plagued interior secretaries in history. But even so, he can probably get away with a lot more.

A new Outdoor Industry Association report details outdoor rec spending by congressional district. Lawmakers should take note.

The Doug Coombs Foundation was created to subsidize skiing and open up the sport to a broader audience. Now the Jackson, Wyoming–based organization finds itself on the front lines in the battle over undocumented workers.

For decades, park leaders have predicted that swarms of tourists could ruin public lands. Is anyone heeding their advice?

Lawmakers didn't listen to the president’s call for less spending on land management and the environment—and put their foot down when it came to interior secretary Ryan Zinke’s reorganization plan, too

Ryan Zinke is using parts of an Obama administration–era idea that would've drastically changed the DOI. Now it's causing him trouble.

Internal documents suggest Utah and federal officials failed to take into account Native concerns and input as they downsized the national monument

A legal complaint says the three leaders are in violation of a 20-year-old law and casts doubt on whether they have any authority at all

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation works with local property owners and agencies to buy land and turn it over to the public

The Alaska senator is gambling with America's most pristine lands—and winning

Cliven Bundy's claim to federal land has only whiffs of legal merit. This lawsuit is all about politics.

The interior secretary's idea to organize public land by watershed was a great idea when it was first voiced a century and a half ago. But it won't work today.

A plan to bring some 200 bears to Washington's North Cascades was reportedly stopped by the Department of the Interior, jeopardizing the species' recovery.

As governor, Mitt Romney was an environmental champion. Presidential candidate Romney, however, fell in line with the GOP. What kind of Utah senator would he be if he succeeds Orrin Hatch?

To close out 2017, the president chipped away at protections meant to keep public lands, waters, and wildlife safe

The fight over Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments is just getting started

Two bipartisan bills show how the left and the right can converge on public land policy

Get ready for lawsuits. The five tribal nations that supported the formation of the monument say they will respond with legal action and continued collaboration.

The decision to amend national monuments has roots in pro-energy, anti-conservation politics that has been simmering for 40 years

Conservationists have just a small voice in the Trump Administration. The Democratic Conservation Alliance wants to buy a bigger one.

A new proposal would nearly triple entrance fees to the busiest national parks during peak season

Okay, maybe freak out a little. But here’s why it’s not quite as dire as it sounds.

When Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's advocates for "traditional uses," what he means is industrialization

We spoke with four lawyers about the four monuments most likely on Zinke’s chopping block

The careers of Reagan cabinet members Anne Gorsuch Burford, who led the EPA, and Interior Secretary James Watt ended in scandal. Though their modern counterparts act similarly, Congress and the White House don't seem to care.