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  • The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout

    A lawsuit raises questions about how far environmentalists should go to keep wilderness 'untrammeled.'

  • ESA talks end in stalemate

    A working group of 23 experts convened by the nonprofit Keystone Center could not reach consensus over how to reform the Endangered Species Act’s critical habitat provisions

  • Watch the river flow

    Farmers and conservationists have reached a settlement that allows water to flow in California’s San Joaquin River, home to the Friant Dam

  • A decade of difficult questions

    Outgoing High Country News editor Greg Hanscom muses on the stories and issues the paper has covered in the 10 years he’s been with it

  • The granddaddy of all collaboration groups

    In his beautiful, compact book Working Wilderness, Nathan Sayres tells the story of the Malpai Borderlands Group, “the most hailed example of collaborative place-based resource management in the West.”

  • PRO: Sen. Tester's Montana bill is a true collaborative effort

    PRO: Sen. Tester's Montana bill is a true collaborative effort

    Montana's wildlands as well as its people are well served by the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.

  • PRO: The Tejon agreement is a true conservation victory

    Graham Chisholm believes that an agreement involving open space, a large housing development and condor habitat on California’s Tejon Ranch is a “true conservation victory.”

  • CON: A housing development that’s a tragedy for condors

    The Tejon Ranch agreement, which will allow a housing development to be build in the midst of rare condor critical habitat, is a disaster for the endangered birds, according to Noel Snyder and David Clendenen.

  • Unlikely alliance?

    In most of the West’s complicated environmental problems, so-called “unlikely alliances” between greens and their opposite numbers are really not that unlikely after all.

  • Snowy middle ground

    Wilderness advocates and snowmobile enthusiasts are working together in Montana to find enough room in the landscape to accommodate both their passions

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