Robert Nelson, Shawn Regan, Reed Watson
What it is, how it works, and why it needs to be reformed
The maintenance backlog is $12 billion—and it shows. Here's how to start afresh.
Rudyard Kipling’s story of a wolf foster mother may seem pretty far-fetched, but recent studies have shown that gray wolves really will foster orphaned pups.
As we mark National Park Week and the National Park Service’s Centennial, let’s remember just why we love these parks so much and continue to seek ways to conserve them for future enjoyment.
This week the National Park Service celebrates National Park Week. As America continues to honor our parks, it's important that we ask serious questions regarding the $12 billion maintenance backlog, so we can continue to explore and enjoy our national parks in the future.
Today’s myth: As taxpaying citizens, we should not pay to visit our national parks.
Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in the western United States. Our newest Public Lands Report examines various approaches to recreation taken by public land agencies across the West and explores the ability of these different agencies to resolve competing recreational demands.
During National Park Week we celebrate the crown jewels of our country's landscape. Allowing parks to charge and retain visitor fees helps to keep these gems polished.
Terry Anderson, Shawn Regan
Should the federal government create a new national park in the North Woods of Maine? Or could Elliotsville Plantation Inc. experiment with a park franchise model, negotiating a management plan with the National Park Service?
The LWCF reauthorization presents an opportunity to address many of the critical needs on existing federal lands and prevent further increases in the government's deferred maintenance backlog.