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  • Battling for the Bear River

    Utah newspaper photographer Dan Miller helped organize the Bear River Watershed Council to "think globally and act locally" by protecting the watershed in northern Utah.

  • Lake Coeur d'Alene at stake

    The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the State of Idaho are fighting in the Supreme Court over Lake Coeur d'Alene, with the tribe claiming partial ownership of the lake under a 19th century treaty.

  • Will the Met wring the desert dry?

    The Metropolitan Water District's plan to tap aquifers at Cadiz, Calif., for Los Angeles could harm the fragile groundwater system that sustains the desert, including the Mojave National Preserve.

  • Tribes scale salmon harvest

    The Yakama, Nez Perce, Umatilla and Warm Springs tribes have agreed to a new system, under which their annual take of salmon will be based on a sliding scale that adjusts to wild salmon returns.

  • Benigna's Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza

    In "Benigna's Chimayo: Cuentos from the Old Plaza," Don Usner recounts the rich stories his grandmother used to tell him, when he spent childhood summers with her in Chimayo, N.M.

  • Islands hung out to dry

    Idaho irrigators are relieved that water rights have been denied for the 94 islands in the Snake River that make up the Deer Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Monuments caught in the crosshairs

    Under the new administration of George W. Bush, Republicans seek to open Clinton's new national monuments to oil and gas exploration and other uses and to revise the way monuments are created.

  • Not your average Paul Bunyan

    "Voices from the Woods: Lives and Experiences of Non-timber Forest Workers," an oral history compiled by the Jefferson Center, documents the lives of Northwestern mushroom harvesters, tree planters, herb gatherers and others.

  • Watershed Wars

    Geoffrey O'Gara's book, "What You See in Clear Water," explores past and present on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, and describes the continual conflict over control of the Wind River watershed.

  • Salmon feel the heat

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to come up with a plan to lower salmon-endangering high temperatures and gas content in the Snake River.

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