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Like most American ski areas, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area operates on U.S. Forest Service land thanks to a federal lease. Shrinking federal budgets to maintain recreational access to public lands mean locals have to be creative to keep trails open and safe. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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National

On Public Lands, Visitors Surge While Federal Management Funds Decline

Western towns surrounded by and dependent upon public lands are forced to get creative as federal recreation budgets continue a slow decline. They are boosting local efforts to maintain public access.

Protesters run to cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel on Saturday. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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Israeli Troops Kill At Least 4 Palestinian Protesters, Gaza Health Officials Say

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Worshippers exiting a mosque in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., are handed fliers encouraging participation in the 2010 census. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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For The First Time, U.S. Census To Collect Responses In Arabic Among 13 Languages

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Your Money

Tips For Spring Travel

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Tips For Spring Travel

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One Fan's Game To Find The Throne In Sweden

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Obituaries

Remembering Agnès Varda

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Remembering Agnès Varda

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Why Flamingos Are Flocking To Mumbai

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Like most American ski areas, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area operates on U.S. Forest Service land thanks to a federal lease. Shrinking federal budgets to maintain recreational access to public lands mean locals have to be creative to keep trails open and safe. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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On Public Lands, Visitors Surge While Federal Management Funds Decline

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In An Increasingly Polarized America, Is It Possible To Be Civil On Social Media?

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In Abby's, Natalie Morales plays the titular bartender — whose establishment is run out of her own backyard. Ron Batzdorff/NBC hide caption

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Behind The Bar With Natalie Morales, The Abby Of NBC Sitcom 'Abby's'

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Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (right) and members of his Golden Eagles tribe in March 2019 in New Orleans. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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American Anthem

In New Orleans, 'Indian Red' Is The Anthemic Sound Of Tradition

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In New Orleans, 'Indian Red' Is The Anthemic Sound Of Tradition

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