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The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

By Jillian Mackenzie If you’ve visited the wilderness recently, you may have noticed something: people. People with walking sticks, people with selfie sticks, people with more people in tow. Surging numbers of visitors are hiking, camping, and all-around loving the outdoors. A whopping 330,882,751 of them spent 1.44 billion hours in our national parks in […]

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    The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

    The Hiker’s Guide to Communing With Nature

    By Jillian Mackenzie If you’ve visited the wilderness recently, you may have noticed something: people. People with walking sticks, people with selfie sticks, people with more people in tow. Surging numbers of visitors are hiking, camping, and all-around loving the outdoors. A whopping 330,882,751 of them spent 1.44 billion hours in our national parks in […]

    National Park Service Releases Climate Report That Officials Tried to Censor

    National Park Service Releases Climate Report That Officials Tried to Censor

    The National Parks Service (NPS) quietly released a long-delayed report that mentions humanity’s role in climate change, which officials had removed in earlier drafts. The report, published Friday without a press release or any social media activity from the parks department or Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, shows estimates of sea level change for 118 coastal […]

    Is Zion National Park Being Loved to Death?

    Is Zion National Park Being Loved to Death?

    By Melanie Haiken I’m looking up at the final ascent to Angels Landing in Utah’s Zion National Park, trying to work up my courage to scale the Dr. Seuss–like series of sheer climbs and even sheerer drops, the canyon 1,500 feet below me on either side. My biggest fear isn’t a misstep—though the highly eroded […]

    What You Need to Know About Trump’s Choice for Department of Interior

    What You Need to Know About Trump’s Choice for Department of Interior

    By Adam Markham U.S. natural and cultural resources—the parks, landmarks and history of America—are under assault from climate change. So it is troubling that Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump‘s pick to run the Department of the Interior (DOI), seems unsure whether climate change is a real problem or not. Just this week, in an interview with […]

    Groups Sue Government Over Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

    Groups Sue Government Over Slaughter of Yellowstone Bison

    Three wildlife groups sued the federal government Tuesday, asking for the Yellowstone bison to be listed as a threatened or endangered species in order to protect the iconic animals from hunting and prescribed culling. Currently, park officials manage the population to about 4,000 animals using these methods. The population now numbers about 4,500. Some 60 […]