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  • A cowboy girl still has the power to shock

    Caroline Lockhart, who wrote best-selling Western novels in the 1910s, lived by her own tough code – going so far as to try to hire a hit man to bump off a rustler.

  • A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    A Mexican rancher struggles to shift from cattle to conservation

    In Northwest Mexico, rancher Carlos Robles Elías works hard to make his Rancho El Aribabi into an oasis of biodiversity, despite the challenges of a sagging economy and rampant drug cartel violence.

  • A Montana rancher stands his ground against subdivision

    An 86-year-old lifelong rancher named Vernon Gliko is donating his entire 1,800-acre Montana ranch as a conservation easement.

  • Agency probes wolf-baiting claims

    Reintroduction program now clouded by investigation

  • Army targets southeastern Colorado rangelands

    Army targets southeastern Colorado rangelands

    When the Army tries to expand a training site, patriotic ranchers feel as if they are under siege.

  • Billboard battles don't help much

    Billboard battles don't help much

    Extreme rhetoric about wolves, whether pro or con, doesn't help solve the problems around the issue.

  • Bring in the cows

    Bring in the cows

    Ecological consultant Stuart Weiss believes that carefully managed grazing could help save a rare California butterfly from extinction.

  • Buyouts by the numbers

    The various grazing buyout proposals offer different amounts to ranchers in exchange for retiring their grazing permits

  • Chronicles of the 'Cowboy Candidate,' a review of Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands

    Chronicles of the 'Cowboy Candidate,' a review of Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands

    In his thorough history, Roger Di Silvestro delves deep into the early life of the future president, particularly his discovery of the West.

  • Condemned

    In Idaho and Wyoming, old eminent domain laws allow private entities to condemn landowners’ property – as Peter and Judy Riede discovered when J.R. Simplot Co. announced plans to expand its phosphate mine and build a road across their ranch.

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