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  • PRO: Sen. Tester's Montana bill is a true collaborative effort

    PRO: Sen. Tester's Montana bill is a true collaborative effort

    Montana's wildlands as well as its people are well served by the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.

  • Drained rivers rouse Montana

    During the droughty summer of 1988, irrigators sucked many Montana streams dry. The backlash could re-order the way the state manages water.

  • Group says coal tax cut hurts Montana

    According to a February report published by the Western Organization of Resource Councils, the new tax rates have significantly reduced state income and not produced new jobs.

  • Butte comes out of the pit

    Butte, Montana is finding, under the leadership of an energetic chief executive, that there is life after mining.

  • The legacy of Montana's pioneers

    How the copper under Butte, Montana, turned the Clark Fork into an industrial ditch.

  • Montana's Clark Fork River: An industrial drain

    The Clark Fork of the Columbia has been neglected and abused for decades, and is only now gaining the attention of people who are determined to bring it back to life.

  • Mining rears its head again in Montana

    Despite grim times, it appears that reports of the death of Montana's hardrock mining industry have been greatly exaggerated.

  • Williams pushes hard for a wilderness bill

    Although Montana's conservationists are willing to cooperate with Democratic Rep. Pat Williams, development interests are not.

  • Ruminations on the ecology of wilderness trash

    The great wilderness experience, at times, becomes a continuing obsession with inappropriately placed pop-tops, cigarette butts and Jiffy Pop tins. I am hopelessly addicted to collecting wilderness trash.

  • On playing mouse to a hungry wild cat

    The lion now crouched directly in front of the truck, staring at me ...

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