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  • 'Sticking around' for an alpine valley

    Attilio Genasci has devoted himself to preserving land in Sierra Valley, Calif., where he has lived and farmed for 96 years

  • Urban habitat

    Urban habitat

    The ups and downs of an Audubon nature center in the middle of low-income urban L.A.

  • The Promised Land?

    In Boulder County, Colo., a megachurch that wants to expand is using a little-known but powerful federal law to bypass local land-use rules.

  • Urban planning — with a wild touch

    Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers and Citizens and Nature-Friendly Communties are two new handbooks on innovative land-use planning and habitat protection

  • INNOVATE, Part II

    INNOVATE, Part II

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.

  • Chickens are roosting on private property in Oregon

    Buyer’s remorse is strong in Oregon, where Measure 37 has sparked a developer’s feeding frenzy that has Oregonians’ heads spinning

  • Racetrack

    Arizona’s Proposition 200 would prevent noncitizens from voting, among other things; Utah’s Initiative 1 would spend money on open space and preservation; Ralph Nader will be on New Mexico’s ballot

  • The Sierra gets 'a pocket' for conservation funding

    California creates the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in order to funnel state money toward buying and protecting land in the region

  • A problem any city would love to have

    Boulder, Colo., is trying to figure out how to keep its beloved parks and open space from being overused

  • As threats loom, conservation dollars disappear

    With the Land and Water Conservation Fund at a 10-year low and Western politicians trying to sell off the public lands, conserving open space requires the kind of creative solution that helped saved Colorado’s Beaver Brook watershed

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