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  • Seeds of change

    Land managers working on post-fire restoration in Utah have to battle invasive cheatgrass in their efforts to bring back the native sagebrush.

  • Raising the bar for lawyers

    Washington has become the third state to require that would-be lawyers taking the bar exam know more than a little about Indian law.

  • A dustup over weed control

    Some environmentalists are unhappy about the BLM’s plans to spray herbicides for weed control, but many public-land managers say it’s the only way to tackle the invasion of flammable weeds.

  • Dear friends

    Recent visitors to Paonia include bikers, big dogs, and two Brits who are walking across the country

  • Pipe dreams

    Leaky irrigation ditches in Washington’s Methow Valley have made the desert bloom, at the expense of endangered salmon.

  • A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

  • Turning the tide

    Washington tribes will receive millions to give up shellfish-harvesting treaty rights that they’ve never been able to enjoy.

  • The perils of secrecy

    Is the wolverine, the country’s most enigmatic predator, in danger of extinction, or just misunderstood?

  • Advice from a horse

    An HCN intern goes for a backcountry horse ride, and learns that while sharing trails can be a challenge, the payoff is worth it.

  • In the Arizona desert, feathers are flying

    Bald eagles are about to be delisted, but conservationists and the Fish and Wildlife Service are battling over whether Arizona's desert-nesting eagles should be kept under the wing of the Endangered Species Act.

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