Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Removed From Endangered Species List

Conservation groups criticize decision, threaten lawsuit. Citing increased population numbers, the Department of the Interior announced Thursday that it would strip protections from the Yellowstone grizzly, one of the best-studied bear populations in the world. In a statement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that the bears had recovered enough that state and tribal agencies could…

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Dan “Knotts” Binde Claims a New Self-Supported Appalachian Trail Record

Time would beat record by 8 hours, but malfunctioning SPOT impeding confirmation. There’s a new claimant to the Appalachian Trail’s self-supported throne. Dan “Knotts” Binde, 25, says he broke the self-supported speed record on the Appalachian Trail on July 19th just before 2 p.m. However, the record’s gatekeepers have been slow to confirm his story,…

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Can the Organ Mountains Survive the White House’s Monument Review?

Vets, local leaders fighting for Southern New Mexico reserve. Garrett Reppenhagen had just two hours to help save Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. It was late July, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was visiting the site in New Mexico as part of his review of National Monuments, and Reppenhagen, Rocky Mountain director of the nonprofit Vet…

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Zinke Proposes Shrinking Monuments

But won’t recommend that president revoke designations. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is expected to recommend to President Donald Trump that he should decrease the boundaries of some national monuments. Zinke told the Associated Press Thursday morning that he would not recommend eliminating any monuments, and that none of the land in question would be sold…

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The Most Popular Program in the Outdoors is in Danger

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? The LWCF helped protect Oregon’s Sandy RiverJonathan Asher didn’t know much about the Land and Water Conservation Fund when he started working for the…

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