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  • A refreshing view

    In "The View from Bald Hill: Thirty Years in an Arizona Grassland," biologist Carl and Jane Bock describe their field work in the Appleton-Whittell Ranch, where no grazing has occurred since the 1960s.

  • BLM boosts winter drilling

    The BLM wants to allow oil and gas companies to drill near Pinedale, Wyo., in wintertime, and some conservationists think the change may actually help declining mule deer populations

  • 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.

  • Buying time against the energy assault

    Bidding on oil and gas leases for conservation purposes in places like Delta County, Colo., could prove to be a risky strategy, some environmentalists warn

  • Conscientious Objectors

    Under increasing political pressure from the Bush administration and its appointees, agency scientists find it difficult to keep both their jobs and their integrity

  • Energy companies score massive refund checks

    A federal judge has ordered the government to buy back offshore oil and gas leases that energy companies say can’t be developed, leading some to wonder if the BLM will have to do the same with leases in potential wilderness areas

  • Grand Teton rancher gives up grazing lease

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

  • HCN is a sop to the cowboys

  • HCN still mired in cowboy myth

  • 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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