Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead
For the trail's most venerable volunteer group, retirement means hauling heavy equipment and sleeping outside for days on end
Through Quiet Parks International, Gordon Hempton hopes to save the earth’s few truly natural soundscapes
How one nonprofit is working to get more people outside through urban adventures
'Protecting the Crossroads' tells the story of how palm trees have turned from a cash crop into invasive plant in Mexico
There was something about Primland that made Emily Nunn see red—a lavish and expensive outdoor Xanadu situated near her beloved Virginia hometown. Then she went there and had... a pretty good time. Blame the trout stream and the 400-thread-count linens.
Will Gurley is using his work to spread the word about development in our national parks
But the federal agency responsible for managing more than 245 million acres of public land kept the boilerplate about the economic value of these places
Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating
I'm careful with my consumption, but what I found scared me
The Gila is America’s most endangered river. What do we stand to lose if it disappears thanks to climate change and overuse?
The Democratic candidate released her comprehensive plan for saving our national parks and public lands. It's impressive, even if it never comes to fruition.
The recent pro-conservation rulemaking at Interior is intended to smooth the way for acting secretary Bernhardt’s nomination hearing today
Size has something to do with it, but it is more about why the land is being preserved
A close reading of the President’s 2020 Department of the Interior budget reveals massive funding cuts for everything public-lands related—except for oil and gas
The crucial public lands legislation was just signed by President Trump. Here's why you should care.
The Trump Administration plans to delist the gray wolf across the Lower 48. Here’s why that's happening and what it means for the future of the species.
A compromise over Utah public land reveals how one of the biggest conservation acts in years got through the Senate this week
The brand's spring catalog includes a shot of the famous climber scaling a delicate underground formation in Spain. The National Speleological Society is displeased.
New Mexico wants to create a first-of-its-kind Outdoor Equity Fund for underserved youth. Other states that care about preserving the natural world and raising a new generation of activists should take note.
A new documentary, 'Sea of Shadows,' highlights the work of Andrea Crosta, whose team infiltrates cartels and gangs to fight illegal wildlife trafficking around the world
Researchers are calling the majestic forest the Shangri-la of conservation acquisitions
Just days before Secretary Zinke left his post, the agency quietly proposed rules that would have it ignoring many Freedom of Information Act requests
Advocates of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are trying to make an end run around the law and the American people. If they succeed, your backyard conservation area could be next.
EPA proposes stripping protections from 50 percent of streams and 110 million acres of wetlands
Attorney Xochitl Torres Small just won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in a rural district. One of her prominent talking points? Protecting the region's national monument.
The results from Tuesday's elections prove that the majority of people in this country revere our public lands. Politicians, listen up.
If she wins tomorrow, the 38-year-old Democrat would become the country's first Native American governor. Can a moderate still win in Trump's America? Idaho is about to find out.
Now that the House Natural Resources Committee has fallen under Democrat control, it could mean real oversight for the Department of Interior, says Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva
In what might be a first for any American company, the clothing brand has endorsed two Senate candidates
We sent a writer to check out the alleged uptick in damage to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument post President Trump's decision to shrink it
Line 5 is the name of a 65-year-old oil pipeline running across the floor of Lake Michigan and it's ready to burst.
Paige Williams's new book and 'Poached' by Rachel Love Nuwer are compelling works of nonfiction about the underworld of obsessive and morally ambiguous collectors
This week's ruling to stop a trophy hunt was a big win for conservation groups and may impact grizzlies across the country
Idaho issued only a single bear tag, but conservationists are still concerned about the consequences of picking off just one bear in a state that has played an outsize role in grizzly management
The conservative Utah Congressman wants to fully fund our national parks and our public lands. Huh?
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.
As the U.S. battles over the fate of public lands, the Chilean government and Kristine Tompkins are doing something extraordinary down in Patagonia—setting aside millions of acres for stunning new national parks. And they aren't done yet.
As Wyoming prepares for the first grizzly hunt in the lower 48 in decades, at least two protesters won tags they say they won't use. Will their strategy work?