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Feature: Utah representative has become face of anti-public lands movement

On a sunny day in early May, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hiked in southeast Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument as part of a presidential order to

As debate over cell service in NPs rolls on, Grand Teton has new reason for upgrading: recruiting and retaining employees

Millennials in places like Jenny Lake and Signal Mountain may soon have the LTE they need to reliably get their Instagram and Snapchat fixes.

Clothing maker's CEO vows legal action over any attempts to downgrade, reduce public lands

NEW YORK ― On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below.

Editorial: Biologists willing to buck agency culture are needed in USFWS, USFS, USBLM

For more than a decade I’ve been reporting on the public lands of the American West to understand what author Wallace Stegner called “the West’s curious desire to rape itself.”  

Oil and gas drilling and mining for gold and silver and coal fouls the air and the water.

In visit to Massachusetts, Zinke hears from both sides as he evaluates Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine NMon

Capping off a four-day New England tour, US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke visited Boston Friday to meet with local scientists and fishermen in his review of the East Coast’s only — and highly controversial — marine monument.

Zinke reassigning dozens of Interior senior executives; "anything at this scale is unprecedented," says long-time observer

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reassigning dozens of top career officials within his ranks, a shake-up that appears to be the start of a broad reorganization of a department that manages one-fifth of all land within the United States.

Editorial: Trump's assault on NMons can't be allowed to succeed

In 1846, when he was 29, Henry David Thoreau tried to climb to the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine. Living in Massachusetts, where the virgin forest was long since cut down, Thoreau had never seen true wilderness, and the sheer power of the wild Maine woods sent him into an ecstasy of spiritual overload.

Canada: Top marine scientists call on government to live up to MPA targets

Some of the country's top marine conservation scientists are calling on Ottawa to live up to its own targets to protect Canada's coastlines from industrial activity such as commercial fishing and oil and gas development.

Seychelles: National PA legislation under revision; new advisory committee seen

(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles is revising legislation used to design, classify and manage its protected areas, and all parties involved in the process gave their input at the presentation of the first draft on Wednesday.

Stories of historic LGBTQ protest to be recorded at Stonewall NMon

The National Park Service in partnership with American Express and New York's LGBT Community Center want to collect the stories of the people who lived through the Stonewall riots in 1969. They are Launching a hotline to record and preserve these stories forever.

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