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  • The Salt Pond Puzzle: Restoring South San Francisco Bay

    The Salt Pond Puzzle: Restoring South San Francisco Bay

    The unintended consequences of the most ambitious wetland recovery project on the West Coast -- and the tough choices biologists may face as they try to balance the competing demands of rare species.

  • On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    On the prowl with Oregon's pygmy owls

    Biologist John Deshler knows more about pygmy owls than just about anyone. Writer Nick Neely spent a fascinating day with Deshler tracking, capturing and measuring the owls in Portland's Forest Park.

  • Alien life, it turns out, is much closer than Mars

    Alien life, it turns out, is much closer than Mars

    California's Mono Lake is home to creatures almost as otherworldly as the landscape around them.

  • A visit to a ghost town in San Francisco Bay

    A visit to a ghost town in San Francisco Bay

    The federal government has decided to let the tides take what's left of the San Francisco Bay ghost town known as Drawbridge.

  • Dam removal for dummies

    Dam removal for dummies

    A how-to guide to free-flowing rivers, with illustrations from Oregon's recently removed Gold Ray Dam.

  • Case in point

    Case in point

    Archaeologist Bonnie Pitblado uses a program modeled on Antiques Roadshow to introduce scientists to the artifacts collected by Westerners.

  • An infestation of the imagination, in a bark beetle lab

    An infestation of the imagination, in a bark beetle lab

    Reagan McGuire uses the lessons he learned as a pool shark to tackle the problem of rampaging bark beetles.

  • Reduce, reuse, re ... steelhead?

    Reduce, reuse, re ... steelhead?

    In Oregon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife carefully “recycles" hatchery-raised steelhead.

  • Eligible mustangs

    Eligible mustangs

    In an effort to adopt out more wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management starts posting ads online.

  • The smoke police

    The smoke police

    Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.

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