Items by Tom Arrandale
Tom Arrandale says Americans are getting sick and tired of paying to save houses from forest fires when those houses are built – and rebuilt – right next to forests in fire-prone areas.
Economic changes and environmental concerns are beginning to force state game and fish departments to accept the more ambitious mission of preserving biological diversity.
The Gray Ranch stretches north from the Mexican border in the far west corner of the state to take in most of the 45-mile-long Animas Mountains and surrounding desert. Seventy-five species of mammals, more than are found in any national park or wildlife refuge, live in habitats that range from dry grasslands to a forested 8,553-foot-high crest.