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    Not so dead on arrival

    Thanks to the incompetence of the Bush administration and the tenacity of environmental lawyers, the Roadless Rule has survived for 8 years.

  • Book Reviews

    A battle for the land – and soul – of the West

    In Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America, photographer Stephen Trimble tells the story of the controversial Snowbasin ski development in Utah.

  • Letters

    River giveaway, too

  • Letters

    An eye on the agencies

  • Feature The coming quake

    The coming quake

    Scientists are studying the southern San Andreas Fault to help Southern California prepare for future earthquakes.

  • West Watch

    The end of Western welfare?

    Paul VanDevelder considers the consequences of “capitalism without a conscience” and predicts the end of free lunches for the West.

  • Writers on the Range One species versus 1.8 million others

    One species versus 1.8 million others

    Susan Tweit sees the growing tally of roadkill as a sign that there are too many humans threatening ecological balance.

  • Letters

    Keep 'em down on the farm

  • Letters

    Wet dreams

  • Letters

    Don't eat the rich, tax them

  • Book Reviews

    Portrait of a threatened land

    In Travels in the Greater Yellowstone, Jack Turner celebrates and fights for the preservation of an incredible but endangered landscape.

  • Letters

    Peace on the Gila, too?

  • News

    Death, and taxes

    In Western communities with runaway land values, many ranching heirs have a hard time holding on to the family farm.

  • Winning the West

    Primer 6: Immigration

    Our policies are schizophrenic.

  • News

    Regulating the river

    Montana counties set streamside setbacks

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