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  • She wins friends for lions, wolves and bears

    Janelle Holden, the daughter of two Republican legislators, works with the Predator Conservation Alliance in Montana to help ranchers learn how to co-exist with wolves and other predators

  • Trouble on the Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was supposed to be a grand experiment in collaborative management, but the current board’s push to expand grazing and curtail public input has led to clashes with local environmentalists

  • Can a grazing buyout program ease life for wolves and ranchers?

    Can a grazing buyout program ease life for wolves and ranchers?

    A fledgling effort in New Mexico's 'Yellowstone of the South.'

  • Looking forward, looking back

    William Kittredge brings together new and selected essays about life in the West in The Next Rodeo.

  • When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days

    When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days

    Some ranchers in western Kansas are using a deadly biocide called Rozol to kill endangered species like the black-footed ferret.

  • Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

    Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

    The Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to idle highly erodible cropland, is facing budget cuts and other challenges.

  • Saying good-bye to the ranch

    Saying good-bye to the ranch

    Four families cooperate on conservation easements in order to save a huge ranch in Colorado from development.

  • The Latest Bounce

    Grazing fees to be cut; Russian drill rigs coming to Colorado; new power plant on Navajo Nation gets big tax break; Washington may become sixth Western state with renewable energy standards

  • A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together

    A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together

    Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.

  • The meat of the matter

    The meat of the matter

    In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.

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