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  • An in-your-face range scientist

    New Mexico State's Jerry Holechek believes public-lands grazing has to be changed at the roots.

  • Making a mountain into a starbase: The long, bitter battle over Mount Graham

    The University of Arizona's determination to build a world-class observatory on Mount Graham creates a storm of controversy involving an endangered red squirrel and an Indian tribe's desire to protect the mountain as a sacred place.

  • The astronomer

    Astronomer Peter Strittmatter defends observatories as "benign places."

  • The administrator

    University of Arizona vice president for research and graduate studies Michael Cusanovich defends the university's Mount Graham project.

  • The Apache activist

    San Carlos Apache activist Ola Cassadore Davis talks about Mount Graham's sacredness and the coalition she founded to fight for it.

  • The diplomat ecologist

    University of Arizona professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Conrad Istock believes an observatory may help save Mount Graham.

  • The biogladiator

    Biologist Peter Warshall is the University of Arizona faculty's most outspoken critic of the project.

  • The petitioning ecologist

    University of Arizona Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology Mark Fishbein explains his objections to the Mount Graham project.

  • The straight arrow

    Former University of Arizona professor and one-time BLM head Frank Gregg believes the Mount Graham controversy shows a flaw at the heart of all universities when it comes to research and money.

  • The university aimed for the stars and hit Mount Graham

    The saga of Mount Graham demonstrates that the University of Arizona's shortcuts, questionable tactics and attempts to get around the law are ultimately responsible for creating an impossible situation.

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