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  • A pilot's-eye view of the West

    Michael Collier's new book, "Water, Earth and Sky: The Colorado River Basin," combines his beautiful aerial photos of a remarkable landscape with well-chosen words.

  • 'The concept is simple'

    In his own words, retired BLM range conservationist Earl McKinney talks about restoration of riparian areas.

  • 'I will try anything'

    In her own words, environmentalist Rose Strickland defends the collaborative process.

  • 'I was mocked and set up'

    In her own words, environmentalist Kathleen Simpson Myron explains why her disillusion led her to leave the Trout Creek Mountain Working Group.

  • The ranch restored: An overworked land comes back to life

    In an often bumpy process, the Trout Creek Mountain Working Group tries to bring together environmentalists, ranchers and BLM staffers to find a way to restore the badly overgrazed landscape of southeastern Oregon.

  • We wanted to democratize Western water

    In her own words, Denise Fort, chair of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, defends the water report.

  • This report could destroy irrigated agriculture

    In his own words, rancher Patrick O'Toole explains why he dissented from the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission's report.

  • Western water: Why it's dirty and in short supply

    The new report, "Water in the West: The Challenge for the Next Century," is a remarkably far-sighted federal study that should serve as both a mission statement and a wake-up call about water management in the arid West.

  • Looking at dams in a new way

    An unusual new book put out by the U.S. Geological Survey, "Dams and Rivers: A Primer on the Downstream Effects of Dams," is reviewed by Tom Knudson.

  • After the fire comes the real devastation

    The trauma caused by super-hot fires continues long after the flames are put out.

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