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  • Spotted owl or red herring?

    Although logging has declined drastically in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not necessarily the fault of the Endangered Species Act or the northern spotted owl.

  • Confessions of an off-road outlaw

    Confessions of an off-road outlaw

    A hunter who once tore through the woods on his ORV rethinks his ways after he realizes that he’s scaring off wildlife

  • Feds pass roadless headache to states

    The Bush administration gives governors 18 months to ask the Forest Service to protect roadless areas in their states, but the states will have to pay for the costly and complex petition process

  • 'Conservation' strategy is a wolf in sheep's clothing

    The Bush administration’s doublespeak on roadless areas may alienate one of its constituencies: the hunters and anglers who love our wild country

  • New ways to work in the woods

    The National Network of Forest Practitioners restores forests and streams while creating sustainable jobs in local communities

  • In the Washington woods, managers face a catch-22

    The Forests and Fish plan was supposed to help both salmon and the timber industry in Washington State, but clauses in the agreement may tilt it against wildlife

  • Cows versus condos -- Northwest style

    Some say that Washington’s Forests and Fish rules could be so hard on small timber farms that the owners are likely to sell out to development, to the detriment of salmon and other wildlife

  • Western governors wary of roadless forest mess

    The Bush administration says its revision of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule rule will increase local control over national forests, but as Western governors read the fine print, they begin to have doubts

  • To fight fire, fight forest development

    To fight fire, fight forest development

    The only way to bring firefighting costs under control is to discourage the stupid practice of building houses right next to fire-prone Western forests.

  • Advice from a horse

    An HCN intern goes for a backcountry horse ride, and learns that while sharing trails can be a challenge, the payoff is worth it.

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