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Outside Magazine Dug From Its Archives A Photo Promoting Illegal Camping In Arches National Park

Outside Magazine, in the daily ritual of feeding social media channels, reached back two years for a cool nighttime photograph from Arches National Park that, unfortunately, inadvertently promoted camping in an area of the park that is off-limits to camping.
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Ruminating On Interior Appropriations, Bishop's PLI, And Political Convention Platforms

In its rush Thursday to take the rest of the summer off, Congress left behind a pile of unfinished work, some of which reaches into the National Park System. There's the Interior appropriations bill, which would roll back some environmental protections, and a controversial Public Lands Initiative for Utah that quickly drew fire. And then there's the draft platform for the Republican Convention, which holds freight aimed at fleecing federal lands and tying presidents' hands.
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UPDATED: PEER: National Park Service Ignoring Requirement To Establish Visitor Carrying Capacities

Nearly four decades have passed since Congress directed the National Park Service to establish visitor carrying capacities for the National Park System, yet few parks have done so, according to a review by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
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Politicians, Conservationists, And National Parks

It's rich political theater, watching the ongoing debate over a possible national park in Maine's North Woods, as well as the long-running efforts to resolve land-use practices on millions of federal acres in Utah. Boasts have been made, promises allegedly discarded, and no resolution in either state has been made.
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Traveler's View: Utah Public Lands Initiative Defines Political Chasm Over "Conservation"

In taking three years to craft their blueprint for how public lands should be managed across a large portion of Utah, U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have produced a smoke-and-mirrors view of conservation, one that uses the right language but disguises their true goals in obfuscation and fine print.
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