State and federal agencies are warring over who has control of wildlife on public lands, while landscapes get trampled and invasive species obliterate endangered ones.
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
Rose Torphy is the oldest-ever junior park ranger at the Grand Canyon, and a vocal advocate for the park's beauty.
The San Juan County commission voted two-to-one in favor of a resolution that rescinds the county's previous opposition to the monument and condemns its reduction by Donald Trump.
The booming succulent market is creating wide-scale theft of cacti from national parks. Can microchip tracking solve the problem?
David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist, is a behind-the-scenes operator who has positioned himself as an ardent opponent of conservation advocates.
According to an internal email, the National Park Service will be given congressional funding to retroactively pay for operational costs expended during the partial government shutdown.
The bill would restore the areas excised from the monument by Trump, and add additional acreage.
During his tenure, the administration has blocked research, prioritized corporations over citizens, and put endangered species at even greater risk.
National parks that remain open during the shutdown have seen a number of issues as a result of understaffing, including litter and vandalism.
David Bernhardt, who will step in to fill the role, is a lawyer and lobbyist with strong fossil fuel and water industry ties.
The documents went back up two days after a newspaper reported their removal, and just 12 days before the close of the plan's public comment period.
One webpage, now removed, touted the current policies' successes—and praised the bird's mating dances.
Advocacy groups say that's an unprecedented show of public interest.
Amy Irvine, the author of Desert Cabal, discusses what it means to write about public lands in the shadow of Abbey's classic.
A new report assesses the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to coal, oil, and gas on public lands.
Under the Bureau of Land Management's plan, close to 700,000 acres of previously protected land would be open to drilling and mining.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with contributor Jimmy Tobias about his investigation into Ryan Zinke's DOI.
The former director of the Department of the Interior's policy office opens up about where the agency went wrong—and how to save it.
California loves its locally sourced meat and dairy, but conservationists claim the foodie trend can cause serious damage to the state's grasslands.
After securing over $500 million in March to build a border barrier, the Department of Homeland Security has begun laying the foundation for the first miles of Donald Trump's long-promised wall. The blueprint bisects federally protected public lands and dismembers private property that's been passed down for generations.