The movers and shakers inspiring positive change in the outdoors

A former champion and constant runner-up face off on the final day of Fat Bear Week 2018, but every one is a winner in our hearts

For one week every fall, Alaska's Katmai National Park celebrates the survival skills and ample rolls of the happiest bears in the world. But there's more to their reigning champion than meets the eye.

This week's ruling to stop a trophy hunt was a big win for conservation groups and may impact grizzlies across the country

Idaho issued only a single bear tag, but conservationists are still concerned about the consequences of picking off just one bear in a state that has played an outsize role in grizzly management

How much food do you need to bring? What kind? How do you store it? We've got answers.

As Wyoming prepares for the first grizzly hunt in the lower 48 in decades, at least two protesters won tags they say they won't use. Will their strategy work?

Keeping an eye on the interior secretary's latest ethical blunders and questionable public lands policies

Comfortable, secure, and convenient, the Scat Belt works with any type of clothing

When all else fails, run around like a raving lunatic while you swing a burning log

The 20-year-old faced three wildlife attacks within 36 months

After a spate of wildlife selfies and general landscape destruction, we put together our own set of guidelines for those lacking all human decency

Holly "Cargo" Harrison survived a heart attack and a grizzly bear attack and now holds one of the most substantial FKTs ever

As a reporter, I’ve been taught to keep my opinions to myself. But I’ve also visited Alaska's McNeil River—the world's greatest brown-bear sanctuary—and to hold my tongue about its possible destruction would make me complicit in the death of something truly remarkable and wild.

No bears were subjected to Kanye’s rants in the making of this article

There's no point in hauling one around if you're going to make these mistakes

While political and legal battles rage over the future of our national monuments, one of the most important things you can do is go see them—and then share your experiences widely. Here are some of our favorite adventures. 

A new report suggests that the answer is no, which could impact hunted species across the U.S. and Canada

The parent company owns outdoor brands like CamelBak and Giro, as well as Savage Arms, a manufacturer of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles

A plan to bring some 200 bears to Washington's North Cascades was reportedly stopped by the Department of the Interior, jeopardizing the species' recovery.

Probably not this time. Eva Holland looks at how a disturbing wildlife image went viral—generating anguish, anger, and confusion about the undeniably warming Arctic.

Our writer sent us a dispatch from the frontlines of the blaze, where the air is thick with smoke and the wildlife is taking shelter

How one tragic evening revolutionized bear management in our national parks

American cowboy or posturing Trump enforcer?

Pitching a tent, healing a wound, and finding your way are about the most important things you can learn how to do. They're also the easiest.

Bear spray, plus a few other simple precautions, should keep you perfectly safe

Several recent bear attacks on riders have public lands managers working out solutions to prevent more of the brutal encounters

Don't let nosy bears and marmots ruin your trip

With more people recreating outdoors and encountering wild animals there, we need to rethink laws that require the government to shoot bears and other carnivores who are protecting their young

This is the story of a place at the edge of the world, where a black bear ventured into a Russian hamlet and attacked a human. One bear became two, two became dozens, and before long no one would leave their home, and no one had any idea what to do.

Do you want to see the bears return to the North Cascades?

A little over 200 brown bears call northern Spain home. We found them.

We asked an expert to watch the horror movie ‘Backcountry’ and break down the myths and realities of encountering one of the forest's most intimidating animals

How do you teach a boy to love the wilderness when you’re terrified of what might happen out there? Hiking with his ten-year-old son, William Broyles confronts his memories of Vietnam–and one very large grizzly. (And three other great essays on fatherhood, from Jack Hitt, W. Hodding Carter, and Anthony Doerr.)

Axie Navas takes a look at the controversy behind California's recent ban

Photo: PublicDomainPictures I saw my first polar bear of the trip before I even boarded my flight from Chicago to Winnipeg. Submerged in water up to its snout, it stared at me from a World Wildlife Fund poster hanging by the men's bathroom in Concourse F. …

While many gun proponents remain adamant that firearms offer better protection against a charging bear than pepper spray, a growing body of scientific research suggests otherwise

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival announced last Saturday the winners in its Environmental Film category, with Epicocity Project Films' SPOIL: The Fight To Save The Great Bear taking top prize. The film documents the efforts to save Canada's Great Bear Rainforest from a…

Police officers raiding a marijuana farm in British Columbia last week were astonished last when they discovered ten bears guarding the property, the BBC reports. The bears loped into view as the five officers approached. …

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is experimenting with electric mats to deter bears from outdoor freezers and dumpsters, the Aspen Times reports. The mat emits 600 volts, but does little harm to the animal because of its low amp. It doesn't present a…

There was evidence, but no investigation. A crime, but no suspects. Rumors, but no one willing to point the finger. When gunmen massacred up to 20 brown bears near a Canadian grizzly researcher's Kamchatka cabin, the warning was clear: On the lawless frontier of the New Russia, outsiders are no longer welcome.

Let us now celebrate one of our most bountiful outdoor resources: bad advice. And if you listen carefully and act right away, it's absolutely free!