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  • A Lively Exchange with the Interior Department

    Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior and HCN's Editors enjoy a lively exchange

  • The conservation hall of fame is too small

    The brothers Stewart and Mo Udall are two of the West’s conservation heroes, and their sons, Rep. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Rep. Mark Udall of Colorado, have very large shoes to fill in their own work for the Western landscape

  • The Coyote Caucus Takes the West to Washington

    Stewart and Mo Udall were Western conservation giants. Now the West looks to their sons to bridge today’s social and political divides and create a conservation legacy of their own

  • Udall patriarch laments startling changes

    Stewart Udall talks about his years as Interior secretary, and criticizes the Bush administration’s environmental policy

  • The Udall bloodline is consistent

    Mo Udall’s six children, and Stewart Udall’s six – not to mention many of their cousins – have tended to find work in some form of public service

  • Wamsutter Profiles

    Some of Wamsutter’s citizens are briefly profiled: a Baptist preacher, a couple of real estate entrepreneurs, a café owner, the deputy sheriff, a bar owner, an oil-field worker, the town librarian and a local Democrat

  • Journey of Rediscovery: The living, breathing natives who made Lewis and Clark

    For all the heroism of their achievement, Lewis and Clark would not have survived without the help of the many Indian peoples they encountered across the West

  • BLM gags an archaeologist to get out the gas

    BLM archaeologist Blaine Miller says that a slew of new oil and gas projects could harm spectacular Indian rock art and ruins in Utah’s Nine Mile Canyon

  • Would quotas save the seas, or just big business

    Some fishermen fear that individual fishing quotas are likely to enrich corporations at the expense of small fishermen, while doing little to help the oceans

  • The Faces Behind the Lawsuits

    Environmentalist lawyers Johanna Wald, Joe Feller, Laird Lucas, Letty Belin, Mike Axline, Jay Tutchton, Roger Flynn and Tom France are briefly profiled

  • Tipping the scales

    A right-wing coup is under way in the nation’s courts, which George W. Bush is stacking with anti-environmental judges, and the impacts on Western conservation issues are not going to be pretty

  • Butte ponders the power of Evel

    Notorious daredevil Evel Knievel is the star of Butte, Montana’s "Evel Knievel Daze," but not everybody in his hometown looks up to him

  • What child labor laws?

    The effects of pesticides on farmworker children are often overlooked, because children are not supposed to work in the fields in the first place

  • It’s time for some solidarity

    It’s high time for the environmental movement to join with farmworker activists in their fight for fair treatment and protection from dangerous pesticides

  • Harvesting Poison

    In the little-seen world of immigrant farmworkers, pesticides are a constant threat — and for the workers, the only options are shutting up or getting out

  • Gas, the clean energy?

    Americans need to acknowledge all the costs of oil and gas drilling before we blithely flip the light switch or start the car

  • Giving back the bison

    Mark Matthews says tribal management of a federal bison refuge makes sense

  • A mine falls, and a tribe may get the shaft

    Part of the price of stopping the planned New World Mine near Yellowstone may turn out to be the development of coal reserves along Otter Creek, next to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation

  • Like Butte, Montana, an old dog hangs on

    A mysterious, mostly wild dog, fed by local miners, has somehow survived for 16 years in the desolate moonscape of a Superfund site -- the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont.

  • Like Butte, a lonely dog hangs on

    A mysterious, mangy, half-wild dog known locally as "The Auditor" has made the moonscape of the Butte’s Berkeley Pit his home for 16 years, hanging on to life as stubbornly as the town of Butte itself.

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