Items by Mason Adams

Protests from the (tree)top down
A new film, "Tree-Sit: The Art of Resistance," documents years of protests against clear-cut logging in Northern California's Headwaters Forest.
Condor program laden with lead
Endangered condors reintroduced in the West are dying, many from lead poisoning caused by the bullets in the carcasses they feed on.
Show me the water
The California state assembly says developers will have to prove they have water rights before they receive final approval for new subdivisions.
Go west, fruit picker
Disappearing jobs in the hard-hit apple orchards of eastern Washington have led to a flood of displaced migrant workers moving west toward Seattle.
Will the circle be broken?
The state of Washington is considering logging circles of land set aside in 1997 as habitat for endangered spotted owls.
Ferrets weasel onto public lands
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a BLM plan to release endangered black-footed ferrets on 900 acres in Montana.
Good Neighbor Handbook
The free, illustrated "Good Neighbor Handbook," written by Katherine Bill and published by the Methow Conservancy, aims to give new arrivals in Washington's Methow Valley advice about adapting to their new home.
Pygmy owls lose one in court
A federal district judge removes some federal protection for the endangered ferruginous pygmy owl habitat in southwestern Arizona near Tucson.
Army Corps wavers on management plan
The Army Corps of Engineers backs away from a revised environmental impact statement that would have changed the way it operates six Missouri River dams.
Coho salmon lose federal protection
A lawsuit from the Pacific Legal Foundation leads an Oregon federal district judge to throw out the coho salmon's status as protected under the Endangered Species Act.