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  • The last best-paid place in the West

    The writer recounts a mountain man’s political conversion in Oregon

  • A ‘nature girl’ remembers a dying lumber town

    An ardent conservationist remembers her childhood in a California timber town that cut itself out of existence

  • The year it rained money

    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.

  • Guess who's not Gaelic

  • Spinning back the bison

    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.

  • An abnormal hunter responds

  • Dressed for success

    Disparate worlds collide in the second-hand clothing stores the writer buys her wardrobe from.

  • Grizzlies and the male animal

    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."

  • Keep America green: Hire an illegal alien

    A Forest Service employee remembers the hard work of illegal aliens in planting trees in the Klamath National Forest.

  • Pride and Glory of firefighting is hard to resist

    Former firefighter Louise Wagenknecht says the rush at firefighting is as powerful as any drug.

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