Items by Michelle Burkhart
As suburban neighborhoods sprawl into California’s agricultural land, residents are faced with pesticide drift and other problems
Illegal killing of grizzlies seems to be increasing in the Northern Rockies even as Interior Secretary Gale Norton announces plans to take Yellowstone’s bears off the endangered species list
Budget crunches have thinned Forest Service staffing even as visitor numbers soar, making it hard to enforce regulations such as trail closures
Rep. Richard Pombo has inserted a provision in the House budget bill that will reform United States mining law to allow for the selling off of public lands
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff is using the recently passed Real ID Act to bypass environmental, safety and labor laws in order to build a giant border fence south of San Diego
The Forest Service’s claim that a recent court order would suspend routine activities – such as cutting Christmas trees or picking mushrooms – has been dismissed by the judge as the agency’s attempt to blow the issue out of proportion
Just hours before the California Department of Fish and Game planned to poison a Sierra Nevada stream to help restore a threatened trout, a federal court halted the controversial project
- David DuBois on What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
- Dennis Jones on Colorado, other Western states support Syrian refugee program
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- Roy Frybarger on Colorado, other Western states support Syrian refugee program
- Julia Duin on Charles Bowden on The War Next Door