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  • Not in our backyard

    Greg Woodall and his sister, Carla, are focusing on Arizona's state school trust land in their quest to save the desert landscape around Scottsdale, Ariz., through the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

  • This land might be your land

    A state-by-state rundown on state trust lands in the West gives information along with acreage for surface and subsurface area.

  • New lands boss takes the reins

    Rancher Pat Lyons, a Republican, is the new head of the New Mexico State Land Office, and some environmentalists are worried about his plans

  • Conservation pays off in a desert town

    Residents of Castle Valley, Utah, are working with the state trust lands agency to find a way to preserve open space while also raising more money for schools

  • Wise-use ordinances suffer legal setback

    Boundary County land-use plan found unconstitutional.

  • 'Unranchers' reach for West's state lands

    Conservationists discover state lands and bid against ranchers to lease them.

  • Utah kids benefit from state land reform

    State land management reforms in Utah raise money for schools.

  • Enviros sue state land board

    Environmentalists sue state land board to institute "truly competitive bidding" on leases of state-owned land.

  • No go on state land reform

    Citing internal disagreement, a coalition has abandoned plans to put an initiative to preserve Arizona state trust lands on the 2002 ballot.

  • Unranchers gain ground

    The Arizona Supreme Court says the state land department can't deny conservation groups the right to bid on state grazing leases.

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