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    Forest Service dunked by its own "witch hunt'

    Judge rules that former Helena National Forest Supervisor Ernie Nunn be reinstated.

  • Book Reviews

    Where wolves roamed

    Matt Dietz suggests new potential location for wolf reintroduction.

  • News

    Grizzly road delays

    Road closures to improve grizzly habitat raise ire of local residents.

  • News

    Sewage reservoir dogs

    A threatened species of prairie dog may burrow through sewage lagoons at Bryce Canyon National Park.

  • News

    Fires illuminate the West's "ecological darkness'

    Fires in the West raise hard questions about fire suppression policies and forest health.

  • Uncommon Westerners

    Jim Thrash: A solid man

    A eulogy for conservationist Jim Thrash, who died in the Canyon Creek fire.

  • Essays

    A life to fry for: hot on the trail of bighorn

    Charles Bowden tracks wild sheep in the desert heat. Excerpted from Gary Paul Nabhan's anthology, Counting Sheep.

  • News

    Debt for nature swap

    Conservationists try to save old-growth redwood grove by having government take it for Maxxam's savings and loan debt.

  • News

    Fear of research

    Forest Service caves in to loggers protesting University of Washington study of old growth canopy.

  • News

    Decision kills a dam

    Supreme Court ruling on water quantity nixes dams, but may help steelhead trout and salmon.

  • News

    Cougars and caribou

    Cougars identified as major factor in endangered caribou deaths.

  • News

    In Wyoming, wildlife is public

    Wild animals on private propterty not owned by landowners, judge affirms.

  • News

    Lepidopterist poaching ring netted

    Endangered butterfly poachers caught and face trial in October.

  • News

    Coming up dry

    Environmentalists are infuriated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife's statement it can't protect bull trout for lack of money.

  • News

    Vandals destroy desert tortoise dens

    Four dens of the endangered Mojave Desert tortoise have been deliberately destroyed.

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