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  • 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

  • Essays

    Plowing under the fields of shame

    Rebecca Clarren talks to migrant farmworker women about a threat they face every day in the fields: sexual harassment and assault by coworkers and bosses.

  • News

    The leasing protest game

    Conservationists can file formal protests when the BLM wants to auction off public land to energy companies, but the differences between regional management plans and styles make the protest game little more than a crapshoot.

  • News

    Yellowstone grazing allotments

    Buyouts and tradeoffs

  • Two Weeks in the West

    Two weeks in the West

    A flurry of end-of-year easements saves lots of lovely landscapes; heli-skiing wins in Utah; snow-lovers help starving Colorado deer; a possible ceasefire on the Klamath; and bark beetles are destroying Colorado’s lodgepole pines.

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