BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Office of State Parks wants to hear what you want in outdoor recreation — whether it's hunting, extreme sports, birdwatching, geocaching or something...
Trump scraps plans to hold Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort next year after facing intense criticism
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump scraps plans to hold Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort next year after facing intense criticism.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers.
Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you.
The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration's bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has tapped the digital editorial director at Outside Magazine to lead the state's new Office of Outdoor Recreation.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Testing of zero-emission electric shuttles has begun at Sabino Canyon, a population outdoor recreation site on the outskirts of Tucson.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New restrictions on wildlife traps and wire snares were proposed Thursday by regulators seeking to address conflicts over trapping traditions and evolving attitudes about...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new website with an interactive map provides access to New York's outdoor recreation resources and environmental information.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A burn ban was ordered Tuesday over a wide swath of Alaska as firefighters battle dozens of wildfires in the arid state.
BETHEL, Maine (AP) — A group of nonprofits in Maine purchased several hundred acres of forestland as part of a larger conservation area that will result in a vast network of trails and open land...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Most state beaches in Rhode Island are now open.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management says Saturday is the traditional start of the summer outdoor...
Mercury News & East Bay Times on the need for California to invest more in state parks:
California needs a vision for its state parks that provides the next generation of...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Department of Environmental Conservation plans to celebrate "Outdoors Day" by offering free events at its facilities across the state.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation providing $26 million for land purchases and outdoor recreation projects.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The threat of falling trees brought on by insects and exacerbated by climate warming will close two Alaska state campgrounds this summer.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the agencies' decision to allow exploratory drilling near the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will seek out a bigger share of the nation's outdoor recreation economy by creating a special division dedicated to expanding the state's foothold in the lucrative...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging public lands bill Tuesday that creates five new national monuments and expands several national parks.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Conservation and outdoor recreation groups are pushing Maine lawmakers to support a $95 million bond proposal for land protection and the state parks system.
- The ConversationE-bikes are coming to federally owned trails: 4 questions answeredNovember 8, 2019
- The ConversationLeaf peep for science – I want your old photos of fall foliageNovember 1, 2019
- The ConversationSneaky lions in Zambia are moving across areas thought uninhabitable for themSeptember 25, 2019
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Lake Frances, a once idyllic spot that deteriorated into a decades-long nightmare on the Illinois River, could return to glory as a top Oklahoma outdoor recreation...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments...
CUMMING, Iowa (AP) — Steve Bruere asks if he should dress like a farmer or a developer when he meets up with a photographer.
The 38-year-old is joking. He rarely strays far from an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse are planning to introduce a measure that looks to protect about 625 square miles (1,620 square kilometers) of Colorado land.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont municipality say a proposed skatepark could cost up to $80,000 more than expected.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are anticipating that upward of 2.5 million travelers will spend just over $1 billion dollars in the state this winter.
The projections released Friday from the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development would be about a 3 percent increases in both visitation and spending compared to last winter.
- Globe NewswireRocktown Adventures Celebrates 5th Anniversary on November 9November 4, 2019
- PR NewswireAll-New Luxury Outdoor Resort, Terramor Bar Harbor, Coming To Acadia National Park Area Summer 2020October 22, 2019
- Globe NewswireTrek and Tag in Port Angeles, Washington with the New 331 Things to Do ChecklistJune 28, 2019
- Globe NewswireA Taste of Casper, WyomingJune 10, 2019
- Globe NewswireLos Alamos Named Best Place to Raise a Family in New MexicoJanuary 4, 2019
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new report says Indiana's tourism and recreation industry will have to adjust as climate change makes the state warmer and wetter in the coming decades.
Monday's report by Purdue University's Climate Change Resource Center is the center's latest analysis of how climate change will impact Indiana.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it.
Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether its renewal should be part of a broader package of land-use and parks bills.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Tuesday to permanently reauthorize the fund and ensure it is fully paid for.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 15-person advisory committee for the downsized Bears Ears National Monument on Utah land considered sacred to Native Americans will include two spots for tribal representatives — three less than what a tribal coalition thinks they should get.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Scott Whipperman is a man on a mission. His task brings to mind the mythical figure Sisyphus, condemned to rolling a stone up a hill for eternity.
Whipperman's rocks don't need to be moved but rather cleared of spray-painted graffiti that keeps reappearing — endlessly — on Little Cottonwood Canyon's granite boulders.
STARK, N.H. (AP) — Hunters, hikers and horseback riders will have greater access to nearly 800 acres of land in northern New Hampshire thanks to partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — To try to get more people into camping this summer, Vermont is offering first-time campers free equipment and campsites at various state parks, as New York is also doing.
More than 600 people have signed up to be picked for 30 individual slots for happy camper weekends offered in July and August at various Vermont state parks.
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A years-long effort to redevelop a historic pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park faces another hurdle after National Park Service officials said "problematic" design changes will require them to conduct another review of the privatization project.
National parks officials said in a July 12 letter that updates to the plans made last August appear to improperly reduce public access throughout the building.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A group is encouraging people living near several Revolutionary War battlefields in South Carolina to maintain a rural setting surrounding the sites.
More than 1,000 landowners near three sites have been contacted to see if they are interested in helping to preserve land near the battlefields, the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area sued the Interior Department and its Bureau of Land Management on Thursday, challenging their decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will receive nearly $1 million in federal funding to help parks and outdoor recreation.
A statement from U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that $923,741 will be distributed to Kentucky for Land and Water Conservation Fund from revenues available through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. The funding comes from Outer Continental Shelf lease revenues and is part of $61.6 million being distributed across the nation.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Recreational vehicle manufacturer Winnebago Industries says it is buying boat maker Chris-Craft to expand beyond motor homes and travel trailers and create a diversified outdoor lifestyle products company.
Winnebago, based in Forest City, Iowa, hasn't disclosed details of the transaction but said Monday it would finance the deal with cash and debt.
KANARRAVILLE, Utah (AP) — A community in southwest Utah has begun charging visitors to hike a popular slot canyon.
Hikers at Kanarraville Falls began paying $8 for an individual permit this month.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports about 40,000 people travel to the town of Kanarraville every year to hike the scenic slot canyon.
PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's most iconic attraction had been decimated by forest fires and logging when President Woodrow Wilson established it as a national forest a century ago.
Now, the White Mountain National Forest stretches over 800,000 acres in the northern part of the state and part of Maine. The forest is home to several ski lodges, campgrounds and has over 1,200 miles of non-motorized hiking trails.
A vast expanse of shifting white sand dunes in southern New Mexico would be elevated from a national monument to a national park under legislation proposed Friday by one of the state's senators.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
WANT KIDS TO PLAY? GIVE THEM SPACE, Sep. 2
If we're going to complain about young people spending too much time texting on their cellphones, watching TV or playing indoor video games, we need to make sure they have plenty of outdoor recreation spaces.
That means parks, playgrounds, courts and ballfields, of course.
It's time to consider adding skate parks to that list, too.