Perspective

  • Put your money where your mouth is

    Hunters and anglers fork out millions each year to support habitat. Isn't it time other green groups did the same?

  • Last rites and forgotten landscapes

    Last rites and forgotten landscapes

    The 12 young women whose bones were found on Albuquerque’s West Mesa led lives as unvalued as the sagebrush landscape that held their murdered bodies.

  • The little island that could

    The little island that could

    The small Danish island of Samso runs entirely on renewable energy. The West could do the same.

  • Abraham Lincoln and the West

    The Civil War included more than just the North and the South. The West was a battleground, too.

  • Forest Service is trying to turn over a new leaf, but critics have doubts

    The U.S. Forest Service believes there is a clear patch of land in Montana that affords a clear view of the future's enlightened forestry. The problem is, the agency's own past sometimes sullies the view.

  • A remembrance of William Penn Mott

    When I heard that former National Park Service Director William Penn Molt died last month, my first thought was, "At least he lived long enough to see a wolf in Yellowstone."

  • Indian land claims deserve our support

    The presence of the 24,000-acre Pueblo of Sandia prevents the city of Albuquerque from sprawling into the nearby foothills to the south. Nevertheless, the environmental community in northern new Mexico is fighting the tribe's attempt to reclaim its land from the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Yellowstone forces to shoot rogue tourists after relocation fails

    National Park Service officials today confirmed reports of the shooting of two tourists in Yellowstone Park early this season. The shootings were authorized under a newly implemented policy to protect bears.

  • Everyone feels free to tell the farmer how to farm

    For every farmer there is the big question: How to farm? Every square foot of earth is different. No farmer's experience will be exactly like any other.

  • How clean coal helped kill a utility

    Rebuilding the Colorado-Ute Electric Association power plant at Nucla, Colo., was a technical success. Unfortunately, although the operation went well, the patient died a lingering and painful death.

  • Rural economies can reform or go the way of Detroit

    Environmentalism is the vanguard of urban America, which is giving the rural West the choice of adapting to the larger society's vision or of dying.

  • Blowing the whistle while covering your ass

    Some survival tips for whistleblowers: Copy everything, take notes, know who your friends are, test the system but don't trust your boss. And always tell your family before you fight the good fight.

  • Yucca Mountain is an assault on Nevada

    Jon Christensen's article, "Nevada Speaks with Fissioned Tongue" (HCN, 1/10/92), seriously misrepresents the issues surrounding the debate about the proposed high-level nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada.

  • Are bison getting killed in Montana for no reason?

    The outcome of a legal battle between a cattle company and the federal government over transmission of brucellosis from wild bison could impose dramatic changes in the use of public land in the West.

  • In search of sustainability

    The foresters, economists, sociologists, public land managers and foundation executives at the Defining Sustainable Forestry Workshop came surprisingly close to describing what sustainable forestry might look like.