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  • A move to make land trusts more accountable

    The Land Trust Alliance hopes its new accreditation program for land trusts will forestall the passage of federal legislation designed to end the abuse of conservation easements

  • Conservation calculus

    Conservation calculus

    Energy companies in Wyoming's Jonah Field are funding habitat preservation, but no one seems to know how the wildlife's doing.

  • Crash of the cottonwoods

    Across the West, cottonwoods are dying, and no one is sure how to save these iconic trees.

  • Dear friends

    Dave Foreman on "Nature’s Crisis" and what HCN is doing wrong; kids these days; visitors; clarifications

  • Fighting for the Rocky Mountain Front: Montana rancher Karl Rappold

    Montana rancher Karl Rappold is determined to save his beloved Rocky Mountain Front from development by the oil and gas industry

  • Island's pig problem pits animal-rights activists againstconservationists

    A plan to eradicate thousands of feral pigs from Southern California’s Santa Cruz Island has animal rights activists up in arms

  • Nonprofits reap the profits

    Nonprofits reap the profits

    Christine MacDonald takes on the unscrupulous executives who run big environmental groups in Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad.

  • Of Sparrows and Sodbusters

    Of Sparrows and Sodbusters

    Western and Mexican conservationists race against time to save grasslands – and the bird species that depend on them.

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

  • Saving open land — a taxing problem

    In Missoula, Mont., and other Western communities, activists search for the winning formula to pass new open-space bonds in November

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