A new organization thinks eminent domain is the answer to protecting the national scenic trail system. Other advocates think that idea is counterproductive.
A performance in Grand Junction, Colorado, pays homage to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers—and calls for action to protect the threatened waterway
The Trump administration is trying to remove public input from Forest Service decision-making
All signs point to a massive selloff of federally managed public lands, as BLM officials defy congressional oversight
Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all
Give back to the trails you enjoy. It's good for you and the place you’re visiting.
The River of Sorrows almost never flows, due to a tricky confluence of climate change and water rights, but this year was different
This set has everything you need to kiss single-use plastic sippers goodbye: two stainless steel straws, a cleaner, and a detachable rubber mouthpiece.
Colombia boasts huge mountain ranges, large portions of the Amazon, and endless coastline and surf breaks. But can a country come back from a civil war to become a mecca for adventure?
Congressional candidate Matt Rosendale earns money from Texan billionaires while voting for their interests
A new book by Christopher Ketcham is a rollicking and unsparing look at the threats to our public lands
Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead
Those tasty bivalves we can't get enough of are also great for filtering pollutants out of the water, but there's a balance that comes with building more oyster farms
For the trail's most venerable volunteer group, retirement means hauling heavy equipment and sleeping outside for days on end
A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry
For aerial athletes, it's not unusual to come across birds while in flight, like the threatened bearded vulture
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
The Department of the Interior's proposed regulations contradict the interior secretary's grandiose claims
'Koktuli Wild' tracks a group of paddlers as they explore the intricacies of Alaska's wild-salmon populations
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.
Celebrate the national trails holiday this Saturday by volunteering at one of these events
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
Tips on how to get one of the most enviable jobs in the outdoor industry
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
And no place has ever been ruined by an Instagram post, either. It's time to stop blaming social media for the world's troubles.
'Rock Paper Fish' takes viewers to southeast Alaska, where life is inseparable from the age-old rhythms of the Chilkat River
The sweeping John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act could mean great things for our national trail system, but it may take a while
A national park conservation advocate shares his advice on how to avoid crowds, get off the beaten path, see wildlife, and find adventure
After a massive fire, one man tried to replant the forests of his childhood. After more than half a decade, he realized he was fighting a losing battle against climate change. We all are.
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.
What's really behind all the recent cougar conflicts
America's public lands can help solve the climate crisis instead of contributing to it
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.
Including, but not limited to, films on taxidermists, Olympians, and one very scary night for a park ranger
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.
The public comment period that will impact a redefinition of what's protected under the Clean Water Act is open through April 15
Since 1999, aging park ranger Bill Wolverton has hacked and chainsawed his way through more than 40 miles of Russian olive trees.
As the country's second most popular park turns 100, Grand Canyon faces an unprecedented number of existential threats. Eight experts weigh in on the major changes it will undergo during the next century.
Inside a repurposed Twin Cities brewery, a massive aquaponics operation is ready to provide a locavore's dream: fresh produce and fish, raised indoors every month of the year
A compromise over Utah public land reveals how one of the biggest conservation acts in years got through the Senate this week
This week saw heated public outcry over the organization's false claim of being the first to get outdoor brands to commit to inclusivity. Let's use this opportunity to enact real change.
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
It's healthier for you and the environment than beef, and it's delicious. So why aren't more Americans eating it?
A former National Park Service ranger on why now, more than ever, national parks need protection from Washington's budget fights
Researchers are calling the majestic forest the Shangri-la of conservation acquisitions
It’s good for the planet and might even lessen your hangover. That’s something we’ll drink to.
Just days before Secretary Zinke left his post, the agency quietly proposed rules that would have it ignoring many Freedom of Information Act requests
I've watched Zinke’s downward spiral with trepidation. Yet his departure does not imply a pro-environment reorientation at Interior, and I doubt we've seen the last of him.
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
The ‘Ghost of Steelhead Future’ extrapolates what could happen to a prized Oregon river
These mountains do way more than just recycle
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.
Three key takeaways from yesterday’s vote
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
How we exploit big trees, big game, and even extinct creatures
Unless the Forest Service can pony up the cash to save it
If the outdoor industry doesn't embrace hunters and anglers as political allies in conservation battles, we all lose
Non-partisan midterm elections guidance from key environmental organizations
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.
They don't vote. Why are the people most concerned about climate change some of the least likely to show up in November?
It's up to Republicans to bring it back to life and make it better than ever
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?