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  • Blurring the landscape

    Historian Mark Fiege's book, "Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West," describes southern Idaho as a hybrid habitat that reveals a complicated reciprocal relationship between people and nature.

  • Mormons on the land

    The anthology "New Genesis: A Mormon Reader on Land and Community" features essays by contemporary Mormons who seek a reconciliation between their faith and the Utah landscape.

  • Zookeeper helps a battered range

    Self-taught grazing activist Michael Seidman wins a victory when a federal judge rules that the Forest Service's analysis of a grazing allotment on Arizona's Tonto National Forest was inadequate.

  • EPA tells Colorado to get tough on mine

    The EPA orders the state of Colorado to tighten regulations from open-pit gold mine near Victor.

  • Score one for local control

    In Colorado, a bill to gut state law 1041, which allows local communities to have strict land-use regulations, is pulled from consideration in the House.

  • Idaho could move toward the center

    Walt Minnick will run as a Democrat against Republican Larry Craig in Idaho for the Senate.

  • A call to uproot roads

    Idaho Fish and Game officials urge the Forest Service to remove logging roads damaged by heavy rain and landslides in national forests.

  • Disease threatens bighorn restoration

    A longtime effort to restore bighorn sheep to Hells Canyon is imperiled by a deadly outbreak of the disease pasturella.

  • Bad hunters meet good old boys

    Non-residents who illegally kill fish and wildlife in Montana face stiffer penalties than locals who commit the same crimes.

  • Keeping the wolf at bay

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife issues a draft propoal that would allow the agency to remove the wolf from the endangered list before environmentalists think it is recovered.

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