Probably through July you might not have to get on a plane — or drive for dozens of hours — to get to sand, water and waves. Just head to Southern Colorado.
Great Sand Dunes National Park
The ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government has affected National Parks and federal lands across the country in different ways.
The open skies and arid landscapes were captured by adventure film director and conservation photographer Andy Mann, along with filmmakers Keith Ladzinski and Chris Alstrin.
Rounded stones shaped like French baguettes have baffled scientists since they were discovered near the Great Sand Dunes. Now, there may be an answer.
Rather than the old Western yarn of “water is for fighting,” can a focus on historical conservation cooperation teach us anything?
The Bureau of Land Management is consulting with the Navajo Nation before deciding whether or not to sell drilling rights.
"There is no proposal to offer any leases in the San Luis Valley,” said BLM spokesman Steven Hall.
Spending was up by about 8 percent and visits rose by 5.5 percent over 2015, a new report says.
An ambitious project is symbolic of how land managers are approaching one of their biggest long-term issues: climate change.
That acreage is part of the historic Medano Ranch, which is owned by the Nature Conservancy.