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Many Canadians think old-growth forests are protected from logging. Turns out, Indigenous people and a scrappy band of activists called the Rainforest Flying Squad are all that stands between Vancouver Island’s last old growth and logging companies.

After an American Army captain came home traumatized from the war, he lost his ability to love. It took the wilderness to reopen his heart.

“I would contend that stupid behavior is sometimes the proper response to stupid laws”

The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar

The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report made clear this week, we’re going to need to give up some of the things we love if we don’t want much more taken away

Sometimes the grass really is greener in a new place

Leaf peeping in New England. Surfing California’s coast. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage (yes, Alaska, in fall). We scoured the world to find the absolute best destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust—especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.

Leaf peeping in Colorado. Surfing the Azores. Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage—yes, Alaska, in fall. We scoured the world to find epic adventures and stunning destinations to satisfy your autumn wanderlust, especially this year, when we all have a little cabin fever.

Kyle Dickman had spent his life chasing adventure. But after nearly dying from a snake bite, he saw menacing risks everywhere he went.

It takes patience and some trial and error to make new trail buddies

Grizzly and black bears have killed five people in North America over the last five months. Is this cause for concern?

Because sometimes, you just want to get away from it all

No two waterfalls are exactly alike, but these will always capture our imagination

Whether you’re stuck in the city or counting down the days to a summer road trip, we have a few expert-approved tips for exploring nearby nature

Public lands have become more trodden and restrictive, but the pandemic-era craziness might not last

After her prestigious corporate job nearly destroyed her, Melinda Spooner found her path forward by getting way, way out there

History tells us why skiing—and the outdoors in general—lacks diversity. Thanks to the work of dedicated groups, this is slowly changing.

Despite warnings, rules, and common sense, tourists in Yellowstone keep approaching bears and bison.

Acadia National Park in Maine boasts 150 miles of trails on its official maps, but that’s only a part of what once existed. Matthew Sherrill tagged along with a couple of local history obsessives to explore some of the dozens of unmarked paths that lead to what were once major attractions—places some want to stay a secret.

Tips for calming your own nerves—and those of people who love you

The superstar country singer realized he needs to chase adventure every day—and then turn it into music

Journalist Emma Marris’s new book, ‘Wild Souls,’ asks us to reconsider our relationship to the nonhuman world

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path

From a baobab-filled outcropping in the middle of Botswana’s Makgadikgadi salt pans to an adventure hot spot in Iraqi Kurdistan, plan a trip to these bold destinations to earn some major adventure travel cred

Camping solo may not always be easy, but it'll always be worth it

By valuing relatability over action shots, TikTok may be ushering in a new era of outdoor creators and celebrities

If you're just getting started on the trails, don't be overwhelmed. This 101 guide breaks down where to go, what to wear, and everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun out there.

Dispersed camping is getting less dispersed. Our ethics columnist weighs in on whether you need to share.

It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside

The newest collection of recipes from James Beard–nominated chef Sarah Glover is geared toward parents looking to improve their outdoor cooking game. We’ve included two of our favorite recipes from the book.

We need more access to public lands. Reclaiming damaged landscapes like old mines and former nuclear sites can be a powerful part of the answer.

Kayla Lockhart was desperate for relief from the panic that plagued her. She found it at the edge of a stream.

One editor’s thoughts on the Asian American illusion of belonging

In an excerpt from his latest book, ‘Freedom,’ the celebrated nonfiction writer describes a journey along Pennsylvania’s train tracks with friends he met while reporting on the war in Afghanistan

Conservation International CEO M. Sanjayan saw our relationship to the planet in a new way after a series of remarkable adventures

Elizabeth Kolbert and Nathaniel Rich, environmental writers par excellence, survey human solutions to the human-caused mess we’re in

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