Items by Louise Wagenknecht
An ardent conservationist remembers her childhood in a California timber town that cut itself out of existence
A Forest Service employee talks about the intoxicating influence and "cargo cult" side effects of Forest Service firefighting money on small Western towns like hers.
The writer spins shed bison wool from a bison ranch into rich and beautiful yarn, and muses about the wild bison that once roamed her part of the West.
The anti-grizzly hysteria shown by local men at a Salmon, Idaho, meeting on bear reintroduction is filled with ironies for a woman who has always had to be wary of large "predators."
A Forest Service employee remembers the hard work of illegal aliens in planting trees in the Klamath National Forest.
A former range con reconsiders the conflict of interest that arises when rangers who want to be cowboys are put in charge of public-lands grazing.