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  • 'Sticking around' for an alpine valley

    Attilio Genasci has devoted himself to preserving land in Sierra Valley, Calif., where he has lived and farmed for 96 years

  • Arizona voters say 'yes' to open space

    Even the National Rifle Association came out in support of a Tucson, Ariz., open-space saving bond, which passed in a landslide despite complaints from critics that it was just pork

  • How big is your backyard?

    How big is your backyard?

    We all become NIMBYs when development threatens our favorite landscapes – even conservative oilmen like Wyoming’s Diemer True.

  • Industry walks a fuzzy line between preservation and extortion

    EnCana Oil and Gas offers to pay for offsite mitigation in Wyoming in exchange for intensive drilling rights in the Jonah Field

  • Invading the silence

    Invading the silence

    Annie Proulx talks about Wyoming's Red Desert along with photographs by Martin Stupich.

  • Land trusts thrive despite, and because of, the Great Recession

    Land trusts thrive despite, and because of, the Great Recession

    The recession has afforded a unique opportunity for land trusts to protect more of the West’s private open land through direct acquisitions and, increasingly, conservation easements.

  • Surprise bequest to protect Columbia Gorge

    The Friends of the Columbia Gorge, a small conservation group based in Portland, Ore., has received a $4 million bequest from Norman Yeon

  • The desert that breaks Annie Proulx's heart

    The desert that breaks Annie Proulx's heart

    Writer Annie Proulx takes an unsentimental view of Wyoming’s little-known and somewhat scarred Red Desert.

  • The lands less traveled are a treat

    The National Landscape Conservation System allows adventurous tourists to experience beautiful, remote landscapes far from the nearest souvenir store.

  • The Sierra gets 'a pocket' for conservation funding

    California creates the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in order to funnel state money toward buying and protecting land in the region

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