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    It's our tradition

    In her own words, Hoopa Valley Tribal member Sherlette Colegrove describes the Indian approach to harvesting plants and mushrooms.

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    Freedom of the woods

    In his own words, mushroom harvester Bill Knight describes and defends his trade.

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    Uncommon Bounty

    Western Indian reservations and former logging towns are among economically depressed communities seeking to cash in on the new market for gourmet and medicinal plants, but some worry that the boom of "wild crafting" plants may not be entirely benign.

  • Book Reviews

    San Juan National Forest Artist in Residence

    An opportunity for artists to stay at the historic Aspen Guard Station in the San Juan National Forest in Colorado is offered in exchange for producing art.

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    College scholarships

    The Sierra Club will award four-year college scholarships to 10 students in the Sierra Nevada region.

  • Essays

    Children teach tough lessons

    A Montana teacher worries about the dark impulses that lead her schoolkids to deface a poster of a wolf, with an ink-drawn bullet through its forehead.

  • Essays

    Squandering our kids' inheritance

    A woman ponders the addiction to gambling which keeps her - and many others who can't afford it - going back to Nevada's slot machines, over and over.

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    Bitter farewell: A Montana valley succumbs to growth fever

    Montana's Bitterroot Valley in the midst of a feverish development boom that has its roots in growth that began over a century ago, when incoming whites pushed the Salish people out of the valley and began to build.

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    'Let's get it resolved'

    Environmentalist-turned-zoning-consultant Ron Asta describes his journey through Tucson's land-use politics.

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    Selling sizzle and steak

    Planner David Taylor says the issue of sprawl is complex and has deep roots.

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    The roll call of sprawl

    Statistics show the frightening pace of growth in the Tucson area.

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    'People have a voice'

    Environmental activist Gayle Hartmann talks about the long struggle to keep development under control.

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    'The party is over'

    Tucscon residents Doug and Christina McVie describe the developers' assault on desert.

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    'It was God's country'

    Resident Dee Dee Arnaud remembers the Tucson of her childhood and mourns the changes she has found on her return.

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    Environmentalists are "doing nothing'

    Real estate broker Bill Arnold says environmentalists are not helping Tucson.

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