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He was the alpha male of the first pack to live in Oregon since 1947. For years, a state biologist tracked him, collared him, counted his pups, weighed him, photographed him, and protected him. But then the animal known as OR4 broke one too many rules.

We raise $3 billion every year for conservation, then we go out on those public lands and help manage wildlife populations—for free

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

Boulder, Colorado, celebrates 50 years of Open Space this year. Here’s what I’ve learned as a 16-year resident.

A leaked five-year strategic plan has zero mention of “climate change” or “diversity,” marking a major pivot away from its predecessor

These two fisherwomen are ocean advocates and clothing designers during the off-season

Blake Crossland grew up frequenting Rocky Mountain National Park with his family, in fact, it's the place where his parents met. So to say he's deeply connected to this place is a bit of an understatement.

From Your Forests Your Future and More Than Just Parks, this animated video illustrates what national forests are and how you can get involved.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—one of our most threatened landscapes—may be opened up to drilling, and opponents are taking to Instagram to protest

The National Park Service findings, released last week, are troubling. The reality is even worse.

How a group of young activists changed the conversation at a public-lands conference—and where the outdoor industry goes from here

Oakridge has relied heavily on its large swaths of logging terrain, but a recent surge in mountain biking has proven the benefit of cutting trails rather than cutting entire forests.

Granite Gear has begun sponsoring thru-hikers on iconic trails across the world in an effort to promote trash collection and the pack-it-out mentality.

This October, conservationists and brewers are teaming up to help restore America's damaged forests

Sponsor Content: Peak Design

Peak Design’s Give a Shot project matches photographers with nonprofits in need of eye-catching images

The world likes to tell us what we can’t do. For Kimi Werner—spearfisher, freediver, shark whisperer, chef, artist, and entrepreneur—the key to a badass life was learning to listen to a different voice: her own.

When one looks out over the vast horizon of Kremenchuk reservoir in the Ukraine it’s impossible not to be entranced by its beauty. But the man-made imposition has drastically impacted the local townships and environment.

The new bill is part of the GOP's latest assault on public lands

Raiding troops of baboons face off against city employees armed with paintball guns on a regular basis. And it brings into question the very way we coexist with nature.

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is creating a dream team to save our oceans

The GOP's war on public lands threatens to alienate a key part of its voting base—sport hunters

From the fundamentals of just picking up your garbage to the sophisticated ripple effects of a dam project on a watershed, this film explores the wide range of conservation efforts.

A new group of movers and shakers, aptly named Artemis, could be just what we need to get more politicians to care about conservation

American cowboy or posturing Trump enforcer?

These people are turning disheartening data into amazing paintings, sculptures, and illustrations

Nomadic herders have brought guns and hundreds of thousands of livestock into the green expanses of Laikipia County, starving out wildlife and shooting the area's megafauna. As police burn homesteads and shoot civilians in response, the future of one of the most iconic regions on the planet hangs in the balance.

Three new films take on conservation, climate change, and doping

This spring, Kat Cannell, MJ Wright, and Katelyn Spradley set out on horseback to follow a salmon's upstream battle from the mouth of the Columbia River to its farthest inland home in Idaho's Redfish Lake.

Because the best brewers know: good beer starts at the source

Nicky Fitzgerald loves tourists, doesn't believe in work-life balance, and has a controversial approach to conservation that just might work

More than 396,000 people have spoken up so far about the Trump administration's desire to shrink or abolish the national monuments. Will the White House really read all of them?

Bear spray, plus a few other simple precautions, should keep you perfectly safe

And why is it so bad if the EPA overturns it?

Six steps to make a difference in a darkening world

Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah wants to transfer federal land to the states, gut the Endangered Species Act, and eliminate the Antiquities Act—and D.C. is starting to listen

Here are some innovative ideas towns and cities across the country have adopted to make the world a better place, one mile of singletrack at a time

Good beer comes from great water. These breweries are leading the charge to save more of it while making tasty new ales.

These are the most environmentally friendly shoes ever made

If the budget is a political document that reflects a president’s priorities, Trump’s priorities are clear—and the environment, wildlife, and the Great Outdoors don’t rank particularly high

Unplugging Lake Powell is a beautiful dream, but it would hurt the river more than it would help

A new book profiles people who have devoted their lives to protecting the world’s at-risk animals

Lula Lake has served many used including a sanctuary for Union soldiers, a dumping zone for people's trash, and most recently a protected natural area.

Long before he moved into the White House, the country’s most ruthless businessman-cum-reality-TV- personality bought a chunk of upstate New York, toyed with turning it into a golf course, and then donated it—for the tax write-off, of course

We added up the miles we drove and flew to ski this year—and discovered just how terrible our obsession is for the planet

Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live and which ones die? A controversial ranking system to answer that question may be coming to the U.S. soon.

Wildlife Filmmaker Alex Goetz is on a mission. He values wildlife conservation to a degree that he's dedicated his life to it.

After Michael Coleman debuted his last film 'John Muir - Coming Home', Robert Hanna, Muir's great-great-grandson reached out over their mutual love of conservation. They began chatting about a new project which became this film 'The Last Oasis'.

If you've never picked up a gun before but are interested in harvesting your own healthy, sustainable, humane meat, here's why you should get started with birds

For the last 30 years, American Rivers, a nonprofit advocacy group out of Washington, D.C., has been calling attention the plight of the country’s rivers. Today, the group released its annual Most Endangered Rivers report, a catalogue of the ten rivers in America most threatened in 2017.

Hold your nose: we need to play dirty if we want to protect our public lands

With the help of Kris Tompkins, Chile is setting aside more parklands than the U.S. has in a long time. The Trump administration should pay attention.

Ranchlands is a Colorado-based ranching and land management company that stewards more than 300,000 acres of rangelands across the American West in partnership with landowners. While meat is often considered the primary product of ranchers, conservation is the product for Ranchlands. Since 2000, the organization’s management style, which focuses on restoring vegetation and wildlife—primarily cattle and bison—in addition to community engagement and education, has been celebrated as a model in conservation circles.

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is a group of women who patrol this reserve and surrounding communities, unarmed, in search of poachers.

The fight for Standing Rock took the media by storm in November 2016. From cell phones to news cameras, images of violence, protest, and unrest surfaced on every major media outlet.

What used to be a trickle of seemingly minor policy stories has become a weekly firehose of significant developments, all of which we're committed to covering in a clear-eyed, authoritative way

"Birthright", a film from Trout Unlimited, shares how the threat of "transferring" public lands is much more than just an innocent exchange.

'C&R - Crime and Reality' is a film from Brothers On The Fly about Germany's current policy making catch and release fishing illegal.

In 1960 Wallace Stegner wrote a letter to Congress illustrating the importance of wilderness.

Outdoor brands are becoming a politically active force. Now that the battle for Outdoor Retailer is over, what's next? We spoke with a dozen industry leaders to find out what battles are shaping up.

A new executive order that opens the door to coal mining corporations is shutting off water to the rest of us

From filmmaker Ryan Peterson, The Super Salmon, is a story of one fish's determination to reach the origin of the Sustina River.

And they're not the only species that should be afraid

Aged booze will always rule the top shelf, but a new crop of local distillers thinks youth can be a virtue

Every gun sold gets taxed—and those taxes go directly to wildlife and land conservation

Trump's pick for Secretary of the Interior gets grilled in the confirmation hearing about federal land management, resource extraction, and Smokey the Bear

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.

We’re going to make your first smart decision of the new year a quick and easy one

Is it a bird or a haunting memory? Wells Tower tracks an uncertain resurrection of the ivory-billed woodpecker in the big woods of Arkansas.

There was evidence, but no investigation. A crime, but no suspects. Rumors, but no one willing to point the finger. When gunmen massacred up to 20 brown bears near a Canadian grizzly researcher's Kamchatka cabin, the warning was clear: On the lawless frontier of the New Russia, outsiders are no longer welcome.

He's a loner, he's lethal, and he's got your scent. Feline phantom, ultimate predator, the cougar has ghosted back into the American wild and your backyard. (Hey, Marge, have you seen the poodle lately?)