Items by Ed Marston

How to turn lemonade into lemons
Babbitt's vision for grazing reform couldn't include Jim Baca.
Dear friends
Locals win awards; intern Roland Giller; correction on Department of Interior address; congratulations to Michael Clark.
Babbitt is trying to nationalize the BLM
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt discusses at the first-ever BLM summit plans to revolutionize the BLM.
Can San Luis resist 'regional chaos'?
Maria Mondragon-Valdez worries Taylor Ranch will become "cultural Disneyland."
Jim Baca says the Department of Interior is in deep trouble
Fired BLM chief critical of his agency and Bruce Babbitt.
Grazing: the shape of the future
Environmentalists and ranchers will have to learn to compromise.
Recycling cans changes an industry
Recycling aluminum cans saves electricity and makes aluminum plants more marginal.
Dear friends
Board meeting in Boulder, visitors, correction about Comb Wash and Eddie Dutchie.
A stark victory in Utah
Court decision reveals how the BLM ignores the land, as well as federal environmental laws.
She wants her colleages to feel free to say: 'Madam Secretary, you're full of crap'
Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary pledges to start cleaning up her agency.
An historic event
An opinion about the ramifications of appointing Jack Ward Thomas as the new chief of the Forest Service.
A room full of heroes
A conference of government employees sponsored by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) elicits stories of perseverance.
The Forest Service clings to an outmoded ideology
Jack Ward Thomas represents the reform-mindedness the U.S. Forest needs.
Navajo anti-logging activist found dead
Leroy Jackson, a Navajo environmentalist and anti-logging activist, is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
Capital of the Third World
A book review of "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World' by David Rieff.
It's time to clearcut the Forest Service
HCN publisher, Ed Marston, recommends that we abolish the Forest Service.
Culture in crisis
A critical review of the ranching film "Western Ranching: Culture in Crisis.'
One of a kind: David Brower
Ed Marston profiles David Brower against the backdrop of the economic cycles of former mining town, Telluride, Colo.
Who will coordinate and inspire the West?
A front-page editor's note introducing Ed Quillen's lead article on Denver.
Clinton flinches under Western pressure
Higher grazing, logging and mining fees are dropped from the budget.
Clinton flinches under Western pressure
Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.
How we pros covered the summit
Ed Marston reflects on his experience at the Forest Summit in Oregon.
How Boulder preserves its vision
How Boulder's rejection of Peak Power Corp.'s hydro plan preserves the town's vision.
The West, according to The New York Times
Bruce Babbitt, secretary of the Interior Department, represents the face of the emerging West.
Don't look for free inquiry at the West's land-grant colleges
Essay on the role of western academics in policy decisions.
Senior BLMer recalls how James Watt did things
Senior BLM director, Bob Moore, gives his opinion on appointees and career people.
Big changes are coming to Interior, Udall says
The former Secretary of the Interior, Stewart Udall, speculates on Babbitt's effect on the agency.
Can Bruce Babbitt make Interior hum?
Bruce Babbitt will manage a fragmented and dysfunctional Department of the Interior.
The new Secretary of the Interior - Bruce Babbitt
Introduction to : Babbitt in his own words
The 1992 Election: Nationally a revolution, in the West an evolution
The West has come late and gradually to the experience of cultural diversity and aggressive minorities. But the 1992 election tells us that the region is finally experiencing what it means to be part of America in the late 20th century.