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The American Museum of Natural History is taking down its memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, and the hunting world should take note

During a week of historic decisions, the Supreme Court decided that an energy company can drill under the Appalachian Trail

But the developers know that could present an overcrowding problem

Our lands and waters are fundamental to our heritage, health, and culture. We must invest in them.

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

After leading the company for 12 years, Marcario decides it's time to pass the torch

It has great support, a table, and a spot for your favorite beverage

According to a new analysis by the Center for American Progress, his administration has removed or is attempting to remove protections from areas of public land equivalent to the size of Florida

Filmmaker Eric Hanson describes a harrowing account of how serious flash floods can be

Where should you go, and how do you make it fun? Our resident dog camping expert is here to help.

Explore underground and see a famous bat colony in southern New Mexico. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's seventh stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Jason Cajune is a second-generation boatman building wooden dories in Livingston, Montana

More than 50 national parks host visual artists every year. These three artists used their residencies to draw attention to climate change, species loss, and pollution.

Think vanlifers have a unique advantage during a pandemic? Think again.

'This Land' profiles runner Faith Briggs as she traverses 150 miles through three national monuments

With the public distracted, Secretary Bernhardt is advancing environmental harm

As wilderness hubs like Bishop and Moab shutter their gates to visitors, what's an outdoor lover to do during a pandemic? We're here to help.

Experimental programs in Georgia and Louisiana are placing patients who may be infected in park cabins and RVs

Although the coronavirus has shuttered schools and events across the country, outdoor spaces can be a healthy outlet for families—but it's important to stay informed and cautious

Wes Siler and legendary alpinist Conrad Anker explain why your vote matters and how to make it count

Here, Wes Siler and legendary mountain climber Conrad Anker walk through the first step: registering to vote​​​​​​​

The nonprofit WildEarth Guardians is taking on the U.S. Forest Service's grazing regulations

Despite President Trump's budget proposal that calls for slashing funding for national parks and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bipartisan group of senators is moving forward with critical legislation for both

'Powell 150' documents a thousand-mile rafting trip along the Colorado River Basin from Wyoming to Nevada

After a public outcry, the BLM announced that it will not offer oil and gas leases on the Slickrock Trail near Moab—a popular mountain biking destination

'Uinta-Wasatch-Cache' highlights the beauty and recreation that the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in northeast Utah has to offer

And it will make you one, too. The park is our 62 Parks Traveler's first stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

By highlighting three potent public-lands battles, the film asks audiences to take a stand in a political moment that threatens the future of American conservation

Despite pending lawsuits, the administration is forging ahead

As a Trump reelection looks less certain, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is accelerating work for oil and gas industries

'The Salad Days' chronicles the river career of Herman Hoops, a conservationist, boater, and public land steward.

Why the new crop of state recreation offices are about more than just outdoor sports

An online environmental vigilante plans to publish a blacklist of influencers who trample flowers and deface nature for clicks. Some say it's bullying.

Some of our favorite nonfiction authors dropped new books that explore everything from climate disaster to unusual acts of endurance

The Bureau of Land Management has rented new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado, and given D.C. employees 30 days to decide whether to move. Why is the agency fleeing the capital for new digs?

As a climbing community, we may be politically diverse, but we all share the same passion, so let's come together to protect America's public lands

The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports.

Top adventure athletes Caroline Gleich and Jeff Browning define what a "roadless area" means

A frosty cold one is best when shared. So are America's public lands.

Environmental groups prevent DOI’s efforts to restrict FOIA disclosures

In 'Pressure,' Mark Healey explains how his connection to the ocean influences his time hunting in the hills

A controversial Interior Department advisory committee has made a series of recommendations aimed at privatizing campgrounds on public lands

Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.

Getting involved in local and state elections can lead to big changes in the fight against global warming

The NPS announced last week that it would begin allowing ATVs to drive on roads in Utah’s parks. The move is intended to bring NPS regulations in the state’s parks in line with state law.

How one magical camping trip turned into the world’s largest private land donation and the massive, spectacular Patagonia National Park

A Bundy-esque BLM leader, an office building shared with oil companies, and now a solicitor borrowed from Koch Industries…what does this all add up to?

Make the most out of this year's Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28th by visiting the parks with the highest entrance fees

In a controversial move, the secretary of the interior recently decreed that motorized bikes should be allowed anywhere that standard bikes are permitted. How this will work is still being sorted out, but the world of pedal-assist riding is about to really open up.

It's situated next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park's largest campground and is a now an eerie piece of history

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

Why two bombings that rocked the tiny town of Panaca, Nevada, help us understand who really owns public lands in the West

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

The retailer will once again carry Camelbak, Giro, Bell, and others, after news that their parent company sold off a semi-automatic rifle maker

A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry

The Department of the Interior's proposed regulations contradict the interior secretary's grandiose claims

Fly-fishing expert and guide Hank Patterson is out to prove that most of the squabbling is just a misunderstanding

Fly-fishing guides are out to prove that the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is fraught with public misconceptions

The bipartisan Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act promises a better permitting process

A new report found that towns near plenty of outdoor recreation attract new residents and higher incomes. But this could also mean higher costs of living, affordable housing challenges, and encroachment into vulnerable landscapes.

OnX Offroad opens up 985 million acres of public land with off-grid navigation

Will Gurley is using his work to spread the word about development in our national parks

How to take full advantage of your 640 million acres

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

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.

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 bill introduced to Congress on May 1 could make outdoor recreation an official treatment option for veterans suffering from mental-health disorders. It's a huge opportunity for vets—and our public lands.

This gear shop owner moved from Nebraska to Wyoming's Wind Rivers for a smaller salary and higher cost of living. She wouldn't change it for the world.

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.

America's public lands can help solve the climate crisis instead of contributing to it

The Acting Interior Secretary's confirmation hearing was already absurd. Then the Greenpeace protestors showed up.

The recent pro-conservation rulemaking at Interior is intended to smooth the way for acting secretary Bernhardt’s nomination hearing today

The host of the MeatEater podcast and Netflix series talks about the need for us all to unite forces and rally to protect public lands

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.

Luis Benitez became the face of government’s interest in the outdoor recreation industry, one that’s larger than both the auto and oil and gas exploration industries. He sat down with 'Outside' to discuss the industry’s expanding role in politics and his own future.