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  • Alaska's wildlife war

    Alaska's wildlife war

    The federal government pushes back as the state ramps up control of wolves and other predators.

  • The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert

    The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert

    Looking back on Bazy Tankersley: publisher, rancher and conservationist

  • Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing

    Conservation goals in Jackson Hole collide with a need for worker housing

    In Wyoming's top resort town, the desire to protect the environment and the community's character kills big affordable housing projects.

  • The affordable housing quandary

    The affordable housing quandary

    In many Western communities, the more careful you are with land-use planning and wildlife conservation, the less you're doing for worker housing.

  • Let's hear it for a bipartisan-minded Republican

    Let's hear it for a bipartisan-minded Republican

    Ronald Reagan conserved the environment while also being a Republican.

  • On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    Biologist John Deshler knows more about pygmy owls than just about anyone. Writer Nick Neely spent a fascinating day with Deshler tracking, capturing and measuring the owls in Portland's Forest Park.

  • The grasslands — humanity's big backyard

    In Sonoita Plain: Views from a Southwestern Grassland, biologists Carl and Jane Bock convey the subtle beauty of the wildlife and people of Arizona’s Sonoita Valley.

  • The Latest Bounce

    New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne junks Gale Norton’s controversial Park Service proposal; New Mexico’s Nantac Mexican wolf pack killed; Justice Department removes Judge Royce Lamberth from Indian trust case

  • Stay in the Hunt

    Jim Posewitz believes hunters can help save the planet with their clear-sighted, on-the-ground conservation ethic.

  • Unpaved with good intentions

    A new breed of land trusts seeks not merely to preserve undeveloped landscape, but to keep it in agricultural use – particularly in organic farming.

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