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  • Energy illusions

    A BLM report issued in late 2006 appears to show that less land is available for energy exploration now than in 2003, but a closer look shows that appearances are deceiving.

  • Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Saving the U.S. Forest Service

    Timothy Egan's new book, The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America, credits early firefighters for saving the Forest Service.

  • The genesis of the West

    The genesis of the West

    Douglas Brinkley's magisterial The Wilderness Warrior describes how Teddy Roosevelt created the American West we love today.

  • McCain: T.R. or W?

    John McCain likes to compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt, but his conservation record is closer to that of a less-popular Republican: George W. Bush.

  • Planting seeds for preservation

    In Cities in the Wilderness, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt makes an eloquent argument for more enlightened federal land-use planning

  • A bear book that tames the fear factor

    In Great Wyoming Bear Stories, Tom Reed takes a compassionate and entertaining look at the life, lore and legend of the grizzly bear

  • 'Green elephants' abandon Bush

    The grassroots group Republicans for Environmental Protection withholds its endorsement from President Bush, citing his "deliberately anti-environmental, anti-conservation" record

  • Where’s Teddy when you need him?

    The writer wishes Theodore Roosevelt could return and give the Republican party – and the rest of us – a good talking-to about conservation today

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