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  • The education of an oyster farmer

    The education of an oyster farmer

    If you want to run a successful oyster farm, you need to develop a taste for eating raw oysters.

  • The Range

    Western resource extraction, now and then

    Photography exhibit shows different approaches to logging

  • The Range

    Back at the Table, Again

    Washington State reevaluates its logging regulations to prioritize forest preservation, but many challenges lie ahead.

  • The Range

    Huge Chunks of Land, Changing Hands

    Dismal timber, real-estate markets don't get in the way of huge timberland selloff

  • Brushed aside

    Brushed aside

    On Washington's Olympic Peninsula, the once-lucrative floral greens industry is floundering as its immigrant workers face deportation.

  • Wherever you go, there you are

    Lissa James learns about solitude in places as diverse as an apartment in downtown Paris and a ranch in rural Wyoming.

  • Treehuggers and treecutters unite

    Environmentalists have been working with Washington foresters to keep small tree farms in business, but the treaty between the two remains a fragile one.

  • Water does move uphill toward money

    Lissa James figures that, with so many other get-rich-quick schemers exploiting the West’s need for water, she should have no problem selling her new book, How to Turn Catastrophe into Cash.

  • Christmas fuels the 'bough industry' in Washington

    The writer tells how Christmas has fueled a "bough industry" in the forest

  • Cows versus condos -- Northwest style

    Some say that Washington’s Forests and Fish rules could be so hard on small timber farms that the owners are likely to sell out to development, to the detriment of salmon and other wildlife

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