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  • Utah ushers its frogs toward oblivion

    Utah, which once boasted exceptionally rich populations of reptiles and amphibians, now does nothing to stop their rapid disappearance.

  • Everyone helps a California forest - except the Forest Service

    The Quincy Library Group of Plumas County, Calif., has won much approval nationally and yet finds itself having to battle the Forest Serivce on its own ground.

  • Bringing back grizzlies splits environmentalists

    What seems on the surface to be a successful consensus effort to restore grizzlies to central Idaho and western Montana has provoked a bitter split among Northern Rockies environmentalists many of whom believe the plan will harm bears rather than help.

  • A Colorado county tries a novel approach: work the system

    County commissioners, forest rangers and other Montezuma County residents begin to come together to find a way to manage their public lands.

  • Idaho learns to share two rivers

    The Henry's Fork Watershed Council's struggle created a plan to share and save Idaho's Henry's Fork and Falls rivers.

  • Howdy, neighbor!: As a last resort, Westerners start talking to each other

    Consensus-building groups seek to find common ground in the land.

  • A park boss goes to bat for the land

    Yellowstone National Park Supervisor Michael V. Finley stirs controversy and conflict as he fights to save America's oldest national park.

  • Raising a ranch from the dead

    Rancher Sid Goodloe battles pinon-juniper and uses a variety of controversial methods to restore his ranchland in New Mexico.

  • Gambling: A tribe hits the jackpot

    Gambling at Arizona's Fort McDowell has taken the Yavapai Indians from poverty to wealth in just three years.

  • Monoculture meets its match in North Dakota

    John Gardner represents a new breed of agricultural "specialized generalists" who want to help Dakota farmers reclaim the food system.

  • Montana's outback goes on-line

    Montana State University turns to "electronic extension" to meet the information needs of the state's widely scattered population.

  • My God! Healthy trees!

    Extension foresters in Idaho help the sisters of St. Gertrude's Monastery manage their forests in a way that balances economics with ecology and spirituality.

  • Helping a busted mining town back to its feet

    Extension agent Barb Andreozzi offers creative ideas and practical assistance to help Anaconda, Mont., prosper again.

  • Talking ranching through its bleakest hour

    Hudson Glimp of the University of Nevada's College of Agriculture seeks to create "sustainable agreement" in public-lands grazing.

  • Playing politics or helping the range?

    New Mexico State's Range Improvement Task Force has often been accused of being a front for the livestock industry.

  • What does the West need to know?

    In a changing West, the land-grant universities' cooperative extension programs must rethink their mission.

  • Who owns these bones?

    The Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show in Tucson highlights the growing controversy over who has the right to valuable fossils found on public lands.

  • Eagle County balks at fourth mega-resort

    Eagle, Colo., residents wage a 13-year war against developer Fred Kummer's plans to build a mega-ski resort called Adam's Rib.

  • Lack of enchantment: Santa Fe's boom goes flat

    Santa Fe's hotel and tourism industry blames populist Mayor Debbie Jaramillo for the slowing of the city's upscale boom.

  • At Hanford, the real estate is hot

    Conservationists, politicians, Indians and farmers fight over the polluted but beautiful land of Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

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