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  • Aspen, Colo. environmental community split over small hydro

    Aspen, Colo. environmental community split over small hydro

    Reviving a small hydroelectric plant on Castle Creek was supposed to help the city's utility get closer to providing 100 percent carbon free electricity as part of an effort to fight climate change. Instead, it's kicked up a furor.

  • Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish

    Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish

    An early encounter with the wily bull trout teaches an angler lifelong respect for this rare fish, and for the Endangered Species Act that helps keep it alive.

  • Stream leases languish

    Efforts to privatize instream-flow protection – to keep enough water in rivers and streams to sustain their ecological functions – face tough going in the West.

  • Trout wriggles into a sagebrush rebellion

    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife proposal for bull trout critical habitat along Nevada’s Jarbidge River raises the stakes in the conflict over whether to rebuild an Elko County road

  • Ready... fire... aim!

    Ten years into the energy rush, the West is beginning to think about its impacts on the region’s land, air, water and wildlife

  • Frozen in time: Endangered species science

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it does not have to consider new scientific information about genetics when preparing recovery plans for rare species

  • Dam removal considered for Klamath

    Farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and tribes are talking with PacifiCorp officials about the possible removal of four dams on the Klamath River

  • Energy workers, union members protest drilling

    In Wyoming, oil and gas workers and the Wyoming AFL-CIO have joined environmentalists, ranchers and homeowners in protesting the sale of energy leases in the Wyoming Range of Bridger-Teton National Forest

  • Grassroots activists battle a national environmental group

    When national Trout Unlimited tried to get its Montana branch to stay out of state stream-access issues, the Montanans rebelled dramatically, much to Pat Munday’s delight.

  • Montana puts limits on national Trout Unlimited

    When national Trout Unlimited tried to get its Montana branch to stay out of state stream-access issues, the Montanans rebelled dramatically, much to Pat Munday’s delight.

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