A wildfire season that took off weeks earlier than normal has left hikers limited options to leap ahead or re-route
Environmental activists are pursuing legal steps that would allow natural entities to sue in their own defense through a human spokesperson. But maybe it’s the conversation, and not the law, that matters most.
Researchers tracking bears resettling in the southeast watch and learn their habits to help humans adjust to their new neighbors.
Kermode bears, British Columbia's famous white bears, may be in decline as salmon populations drop. What do we lose if one of the world’s most striking animals disappears?
While Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have spoken at length about fighting climate change, conservation groups say their plans for America’s public lands are big on promises and short on details.
Joseph Goldstein decided that while he was fighting cancer, he’d also fight to protect his favorite wilderness. Now, Congress is introducing a bill to do just that.
A developer is fighting wilderness advocates over a proposal to add hotels, shopping, and new residences to an area in the Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon’s southern rim. If it wins, opponents say, it will cost tribes, hikers, and the ecosystem dearly.
For these 12 hikers, local trails so inspired them that they made it their mission to open the outdoors to everyone, one mile at a time. Now let them fire you up with picks so close you can’t say no.
Two personal trainers from New York City shaved 14 hours off the record time for self-supported hike to all 46 summits
In just over eight months and almost 8,000 miles on the trail, Anish became the first woman to complete America’s marquee long paths in a calendar year. Doing it took a lot of guts—and about 16 pairs of shoes.
Trails are more crowded than ever—and maintenance budgets aren’t getting any bigger. Wyoming considers a new solution to a growing problem.
The closure of one of Zion's most popular trails is a preview of what's in store for U.S. national parks if the public lands funding program isn't renewed.
With snow totals in the western US bleak, seasonal water sources are drying out—and that’s bad news for the backpackers who rely on them.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the president have a plan to tackle the National Park Service's $11.7 billion maintenance shortfall. But it could come at the expense of other public lands.
Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would run near the AT for almost 100 miles and be visible from its most famed lookouts, are headed to court to attempt to stop it. But with construction slated to begin soon, that may not be enough.
The Department of the Interior's plan to open up more of America's waters for drilling has conservation groups worried, but the government agency in charge says their concern is misplaced. What does the future hold for coastal parks?
Utah representative Rob Bishop got his way on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Now, he has his sights set on a bigger target: taking apart the law that created them.
A warming climate is transforming grizzlies' diets. Will it endanger their future?
Fifty miles a day for 45 days. No crew. Joe McConaughy’s AT thru-hike was one for the record (and history) books.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has bought land for national parks and long trails, and doesn't cost taxpayers a thing. So why does the White House want to cut it?
Vets, local leaders fighting for Southern New Mexico reserve ahead of August 24 deadline.
Mexican gray wolves and other rare wildlife depend on a porous border for their long-term survival. Your dreams of seeing them may too.
As attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt sued the EPA over its rules. Now he’s in charge of the agency, and America’s national parks will likely have smoggier views and dirtier rivers to show for it.