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  • Dear friends

    Thanks to readers for Research Fund gifts and the many responses to HCN’s survey; visitors

  • The little wilderness that could

    The long and carefully planned campaign to protect the Ojito Wilderness in New Mexico holds useful lessons for wilderness activists across the West

  • Roadless forest plans draw crowds — and lawsuits

    Concerned citizens overflow a meeting in Delta, Colo., as a crucial deadline for protecting roadless areas in national forests nears

  • Southwestern farmers, lawmakers seek solutions to worker shortages

    The Western Growers Association says its farmers need another 20,000 workers to harvest this winter’s crop, and President Bush endorses the idea of a guest-worker program to make it easier for migrant workers in the U.S.

  • Public acres for sale

    President Bush revives a proposal to sell off public lands managed by the BLM and the Forest Service as part of his 2007 budget

  • The Latest Bounce

    White Pine County, Nev., seeks federal help to fight Las Vegas groundwater grab; fired workers suddenly regain jobs at National Renewable Energy Laboratory; marijuana is Washington’s No. 8 agricultural product

  • The Bush legacy: It's not all bad

    This special issue takes a close look at the Bush administration's environmental policies and considers what can be done to repair the damage.

  • Solar flip-flops and fish stories

    BLM flip-flops on solar and expedites oil and gas; Western Governors’ Association talks about energy; more fossil fuel risks; good (and bad) salmon news.

  • Old but Faithful

    Former Park Service supervisors Bill Wade and Rob Arnberger formed the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees to defend the national parks from what they see as the Bush administration’s ill-conceived changes

  • Utah’s favorite sons battle for governor

    In Utah, Democrat Scott Matheson Jr. is duking it out with Republican Jon Huntsman Jr. for the governor’s seat

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