Forests and Wilderness

Fixing Colorado’s forests with the help of ‘citizen science’

FRISCO – The pine beetle came to Summit County in 2005, turning scores of trees red and creeping higher up the mountainsides each year. Twelve years later, nearly every stand of lodgepole pines has...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trump to shrink Bears Ears

President Donald Trump informed Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Friday that he will shrink Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.35 million-acre protected area in southeast Utah that is prized by many tribal...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Park Service considers higher entry fees at 17 national parks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

National Park Service survey finds widespread harassment

Nearly 40 percent of National Park Service employees experienced some form of harassment over a 12-month period, according to long-awaited survey results released by the agency. The survey assessed...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber killed in fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Officials say a climber has died after falling 50 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say 66-year-old Henry Gholz of Fort Collins was killed Saturday...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Additional parking lot proposed for Sand Canyon trailhead

Many locals and visitors have experienced a madding crowd at the Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot during peak use. Now, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has a preliminary plan to add a...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flutist performs duet with nature, ruins

A flutist from New Mexico is recording a soundtrack for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument as part of an artist-in-residence program. Bonnie Schmader is an accomplished flute and harp...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Park service seeks input on fee hikes at Hovenweep, Natural Bridges

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on proposed fee increases at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. The park service proposes to increase park entrance fees at...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

U.S. Interior chief recommends alterations for Bears Ears monument

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended Thursday that President Trump alter at least three national monuments established by his immediate predecessors, including two in Utah, a move expected to...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

SALT LAKE CITY – Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Two national monuments are no longer up for review, Interior says.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday that two national monuments in Washington and Idaho are no longer being considered for removal or reduction by the Trump administration. In a statement,...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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