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  • Editor's Note

    Bordering on crazy

    The ill-conceived attempt to fence as much as possible of the U.S.-Mexico border will have disastrous impacts on wildlife, including Arizona’s elusive jaguars.

  • News

    Public lands precedent?

    The Bureau of Land Management pulls parcels from a Utah lease sale -- but the action may not mean what conservationists think it does.

  • News

    The road more traveled

    A Utah road may become a test case for county rights of way on public lands.

  • Editor's Note

    Loosening the grazing knot

    A showdown in Idaho pits bighorn sheep lovers against longtime sheep ranchers, but if people are willing to work together, this grazing knot can be untied.

  • News

    Free range

    The Bureau of Land Management exempts grazing permit renewals and other activities from environmental oversight.

  • News

    Red Mountain miracle

    In southern Colorado, conservation groups find a way to save 9,000 high-altitude acres from second-home development.

  • News

    A dustup over weed control

    Some environmentalists are unhappy about the BLM’s plans to spray herbicides for weed control, but many public-land managers say it’s the only way to tackle the invasion of flammable weeds.

  • Writers on the Range

    Why bad people do good things for our public lands

    Rob Pudim is a basically selfish guy who also works very hard as a volunteer on the public lands.

  • News

    Scientists and the city

    Scientists working in the relatively new field of urban ecology study cities like Phoenix, seeking to gain knowledge that will help all cities as the West gets warmer

  • News

    From weapons to wildlife

    A former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is the latest addition to the nation’s wildlife refuge system.

  • News

    A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

  • News

    Fear in the Valley

    Following a high-profile raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, undocumented farmworkers in Colorado’s San Luis Valley live in fear

  • Writers on the Range

    When mud-boggers rip up the land, penalize them

    Mike Beagle urges public-land agencies to ticket land-wrecking off-road riders.

  • News

    Advice from a horse

    An HCN intern goes for a backcountry horse ride, and learns that while sharing trails can be a challenge, the payoff is worth it.

  • Writers on the Range

    A hope for Father’s Day from a divorced father

    Harold Shepherd, a divorced father, works hard to maintain a loving, outdoors-oriented relationship with his children.

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