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  • Bearable ways to deal with bruins

    Linda Masterson’s new book, Living With Bears, is a good-humored, practical guide to getting along with black bears in the West

  • Loss and renewal in the Northwest

    Steven Radosevich writes simple, painful, personal essays about the changing landscape of the Pacific Northwest in his new book, Good Wood: Growth, Loss and Renewal.

  • Global Warming's Unlikely Harbingers

    Mountain pine beetles are attacking more forests and more varieties of trees — and thriving at higher elevations than ever before — and some scientists believe global climate change is at the root of the problem

  • Just a few moments in Yellowstone

    Just a few moments in Yellowstone

    In a quiet, solitary hour at Yellowstone, nothing seems to happen -- and everything does.

  • Winter Prayer

    Snowshoeing alone at night in the forest, a woman thinks – and prays – about the friends she loves, and the families they worry about.

  • Searching for the true causes of the West’s fire problems

    Pepper Trail, a wildlife biologist in Oregon, says that this is not the time to log our way out of wildfire threats in the West.

  • We keep dousing wildfires with money

    Mitch Friedman says the "Fire Service" will never have enough money to douse wildfires.

  • Help is on the way for the nation’s forest workers

    The Forest Service is making changes that promise to improve the quality of life for the workers who thin and restore the nation's forests.

  • Losing their luster

    This fall, Colorado's iconic aspen are more brown than golden -- the trees are succumbing to a mysterious die-off.

  • Fishering

    In a part of Oregon where everybody says there have been no fishers for years, the writer stumbles across one of these rare and beautiful animals

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