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  • Bred for success

    The Peregrine Fund has mastered the art of breeding aplomado falcons and other endangered birds of prey, but critics say the organization is blind to the importance of wildlife habitat

  • Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Detente in the rancher v. environmentalist grazing wars?

    Buying out grazing permits from willing ranchers could help solve conflicts over grazing on public lands.

  • Do you want fries with that mustang?

    A rider in the federal spending bill will end a 34-year-old ban on selling wild horses for slaughter

  • Laboring for the environment

    The challenge of restoring one overgrazed, weed-choked pasture is a good example of the kind of work that needs to be done in the West, to the benefit of both workers and the environment

  • Rancher wins big in libel suit against enviros

    Arizona rancher and investment banker Jim Chilton wins a $600,000 judgment for libel against The Center for Biological Diversity

  • Rollbacks on the range

    The Bureau of Land Management plans to revise its Clinton-era grazing regulations, and critics say the changes will let ranchers ride roughshod over the public lands

  • Strange bedfellows make a grazing deal in Idaho

    Anti-grazing activist Jon Marvel makes a deal with ranching magnate J.R. Simplot, allowing cattle to continue to graze on federal land in Idaho

  • The Last Open Range

    Wyoming’s Green Mountain Common Allotment is one of the West’s last big, wide-open landscapes – but these days, ranchers, environmentalists, history buffs and the BLM are arguing over whether it’s time to start putting up fences

  • 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

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