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  • BLM director forced to resign

    Martha Hahn is forced out of her job as Idaho state director of the BLM, largely because she backed grazing cutbacks in the Owyhee Mountains.

  • Motorheads gone wild

    Motorheads gone wild

    An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert. Subscribers only

  • Showdown on the Nevada range

    The Sagebrush Rebellion smolders when the BLM impounds and tries to auction off cattle owned by ranchers Ben Colvin and Jack Vogt for refusing to pay for grazing allotments.

  • Grand Teton rancher gives up grazing lease

    Wyoming rancher Brad Mead gives up his 2,000-acre grazing lease in Grand Teton National Park.

  • Snowmobiling for science in Idaho

    Snowmobiling for science in Idaho

    Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.

  • The vital diversity of our parks

    The vital diversity of our parks

    By making our national parks more welcoming to minorities, we realize the potential of “America’s Best Idea.”

  • The revolt that wouldn’t die

    The revolt that wouldn’t die

    The latest Sagebrush Rebellion flare-up in Nevada was unusually fierce.

  • When can the BLM say 'no'?

    BLM and Forest Service officials say they have little power to prevent drilling in an area once it’s been OK’d for leasing, but critics say the government simply refuses to use its power

  • Safety first

    Steve Ficklin is an oil and gas safety inspector for the Bureau of Land Management in western Colorado

  • Interior's new secretary — general or footsoldier?

    Newly appointed Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has a chance to use his deal-making abilities to bring change to the way Western public lands are managed

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