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Green beer isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s day. The craft-beer industry is growing with the planet in mind.

Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful

The organization posted two videos in response to an article I wrote last week. Let's review what its representatives said about me and the story.

On the 30th anniversary of Shark Week, we called up some shark scientists for a no-holds-barred conversation about the impact of the pop culture phenomenon

Keeping an eye on the interior secretary's latest ethical blunders and questionable public lands policies

America's proudest tradition should never be used as an excuse for anti-American politics

A new bill would strip the president of designating new monuments in the state—an idea that has already come to fruition in Alaska and Wyoming

A new study polled western voters' views on the interior secretary, Trump's public lands agenda, and downsizing Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?

It's the most powerful conservation tool in the world—and it needs to be updated

We believe protecting public land and the environment matters

The Yellowstone River is the beating heart of Paradise Valley, Montana, but a proposed mine threatens the entire ecosystem.

From filmmaker Jamie Hancock, ‘Day Zero’, tells the chilling tale of Cape Town, South Africa’s current water crisis.

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

In this scene from Blue Heart, the women of Kruscica village in Bosnia protest the development of a new dam on their beloved river.

This animated short from Your Forests Your Future and More Than Just Parks highlights the process behind this special designation.

As a reporter, I’ve been taught to keep my opinions to myself. But I’ve also visited Alaska's McNeil River—the world's greatest brown-bear sanctuary—and to hold my tongue about its possible destruction would make me complicit in the death of something truly remarkable and wild.

The secretary of the interior was once a loud supporter of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Now he wants to almost completely defund it.

A couple from Florida got sick of trekking into the backcountry only to contend with hordes of other people. So they embarked on a search for the most remote spots in every state.

Every day, hundreds of helicopters pass through the lower canyon from the Hualapai Reservation. Is Grand Canyon West turning into “Las Vegas East” and ruining the park’s wilderness? Or is it saving a Native American tribe?

These four trips will have you channeling your inner David Attenborough

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

Sure, we love Yellowstone and Yosemite. But from Finland to Chile, a fresh crop of national parks has us counting up our vacation days.

Can the world's most iconic ice park survive a changing West?

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

Some cut down on waste. Some funnel proceeds to environmental organizations. Some are green literally and figuratively.

Amid the worst drought on record, the city has threatened to turn off the taps on its nearly 4 million residents. Our correspondent spent a week there while he could still get a shower.

Eight reads that will satisfy any reader's craving

Now you can be part of trail history by helping put signs up along America's often-overlooked (but perhaps most beautiful) thru-hike

She worked tirelessly with her husband to conserve one of the last wild places on earth. Since his tragic death, she's worked even harder.

Recent studies have arrived at the same blunt conclusion: the world’s last, big wildlands are disappearing at an alarming rate. Is there anything to be done?

The founder of Out There Adventures discovered power in nature while growing up gay. Now she's sharing it with the next generation—and taking the industry by storm.

The Una River in Bosnia is known for its exceptional trout waters.

The Secretary of the Interior's idea to support public lands with oil and mining leases isn't just wrongheaded—the numbers don't add up.

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.

Voters have the power to fix the public lands crisis, but first we need get smarter about how we fund open spaces

While dams are being decommissioned throughout the developed world, activists are descending on Albania to fight for the Vjosa River.

New "vision cards" issued by the department charged with overseeing public lands for recreation and extraction are heavy on the latter

On March 21, the Department of Interior will hold the largest auction of offshore leases in U.S. history, including all unleased areas on the Gulf of Mexico’s outer continental shelf. But do energy extractors actually want such land and waters?

A new report finds that a startling number of environmental and conservation organizations aren't making efforts to report on internal diversity or actively pursue inclusion

A new report suggests that the answer is no, which could impact hunted species across the U.S. and Canada

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

Carl Hoffman's latest book explores two lives and the surprising way in which they began to interact

I’m also an avid sportsman and one of my firearms is an AR-15. So you might be surprised that I've never joined the NRA—nor ever will.

The real fight to protect America’s public lands isn’t in Utah. It’s right outside our biggest cities.

For more than a decade, the educator and filmmaker has been championing women from marginalized communities who are making a difference in the outdoors

From Tyax Adventures, Switchback Entertainment, and MBTA, and Norco Bicylces, Respect takes a critical look at backcountry mountain biking.

Would you a take a year of your life to get outside, work hard on public lands, and learn some skills, for a minimal stipend? Some members of Congress—from both parties—are betting you might.

Brands, activists, and politicians gathered at the start of the Outdoor Retailer trade show to rally around public lands

A new poll of eight Western states reveals that most people are actually on the same page about public lands, renewable energy, and the importance of outdoor recreation

With his office's insult-laden response to the resignation of the NPS Advisory Board, the secretary proves that, like his boss, he's not above mudslinging

Our Last Refuge tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine and the decades-long struggle to protect this homeland of the Blackfeet Nation from oil and gas development. 

In Arizona, the Verde River was running dry, so Kim Schonek devised a plan to save it with the help of everyone's favorite malted beverage.

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.

At Reeder Creek Ranch in Kremmling, Colorado, the Colorado River benefits both fishing and farming.

We care about public lands, and that's why we're joining a discussion about how to preserve them at the Outdoor Retailer show

Upon arriving in northeast Oregon, conservationist Brian Kelly was given two job offers; cook or sheep herder. He took the obvious choice and spent the next year shepherding a herd of sheep through the landscapes surrounding Hells Canyon.

Whether you want to dedicate a few hours or a few weeks, here's how to give back on your next trip

EnergyNet, an online auction company from Amarillo, Texas, is set to make a fortune from oil and gas leases under the Trump administration. And good luck finding a way to protest.

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

More than any other animal, ducks depend on hunting to survive

Part of the former monument could be designated Wilderness—and you have a say

The new bill argues that lawsuits have made wildfires much worse, but its solution won’t do much to help

The Story of Place from The Grand Canyon Trust follows filmmaker Ace Kvale, writer Craig Childs, and Zuni tribe member Jim Enote. They’re on a journey to help elucidate this region’s cultural significance in order to protect it from resource extraction. 

The charities suing the Trump administration to save Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments—and how you can help

On a 5 month residency with the Native land's advocacy ground Utah Dine Bikeyah near Bears Ears National Monument, filmmaker Alisha Anderson had the opportunity to make a series of films about the tribal connection to nature.

Into the Deep Unknown ​​​​​​​from research institute Biographic follows deep-sea biologist Diva Amon as she showcases what the earth looks like at 3,280 feet below sea level.

REI and the North Face have joined the Ventura-based gear maker in standing up for our public lands

The outdoor industry has been a fierce advocate for the now-decimated national monument—but it may have been too little, too late

An in-depth look at the GOP's full-scale assault on our 640 million acres of public land

Early in his political career, the interior secretary irked fellow Republicans with his willingness to stand up for conservation. Things have changed, and whether you love or hate his ideas, know this: he’s one of the few Trump-era cabinet secretaries with the juice to make things happen, and he’s got the boss’s back.

The association that manages the West's premier national trail just paid $1.6 million to prevent a property owner from putting up a fence 150 miles shy of the Canadian border

In the Kakamega region of Kenya, Kennedy Yamame is working with Biolite to bring power, education, and hope to some of the 335,760 homes that don't have electricity. 

Hunting fights habitat loss and poaching, even in unstable countries

Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright are known for sending incredible routes in remote regions around the world.

From filmmaker Colin Arisman and the Wilderness Awareness School, Remember Wilderness shares the tale of a relationship with wilderness that was once forgotten.

Filmmaker Jason van Bruggen and his team from DOT DOT DASH spent May in Greenland at Swiss Camp Polar Research station with Dr. Konrad Steffen from WSL exploring the Arctic science that foreshadows and explains the impacts of our changing climate.

A new report card ranks the Mountain West based on access, recreation, and responsible energy development