Knowledgeable and friendly rangers aren’t just found in our national parks

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

The nonprofit Native Skywatchers has spent more than a decade collecting and preserving Indigenous star knowledge. Now organizations like NASA and the NPS are joining the movement.

Our ethics columnist weighs in on balancing conservation and enjoyment

Deschutes National Forest offers year-round adventure to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts

In ‘Camping Grounds,’ Phoebe S.K. Young reminds us that sleeping outdoors is far more than just a recreational hobby

A few choice words on how to not be an A-hole on the trail

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

Here’s how President Biden plans to address climate change, pollution, and public lands in the greatest detail we’ve seen so far

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.

A shortage of places to camp is hurting the environment and limiting diversity in the outdoors. But there are some innovative solutions on the table.

A wild place—and an American ideal—are heading for destruction. We can stop it now.

Pet adoptions have spiked during the pandemic. Now is the time to change outdoor dog culture for the benefit of people, public lands, wildlife, and the dogs themselves. 

This is just the kickoff to a ten-year plan to protect more land, water, and wildlife

The more we learn an incomplete fairytale of Indigenous peoples and our history in this country, the more we perpetuate acts of ethnocide, like the ones we’ve seen in recent weeks in southern Utah

Your bucket list should go beyond national parks. This decision tree will help you find lesser known locations with half the crowds.

Our country’s open spaces are a sanity-saving antidote for this writer

The new secretary of the interior shares her plans to listen to historically underrepresented communities and address deferred maintenance projects—plus, what makes a national park her favorite

The upshot of only traveling domestically for the past year? We’ve gotten to know our 615 million acres of federal public lands better than ever. And with new parks and designations on the horizon, there will be even more ways to get off the beaten path for adventure.

With the stroke of a pen, the secretary of the interior just undid most of Trump’s harmful energy policies

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