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  • A desert poet takes his work inside

    A desert poet takes his work inside

    Poet Richard Shelton has run writing workshops in Arizona prisons for more than 30 years.

  • Lessons of habitat

    Lessons of habitat

    Nancy Eastman created her own "habitat sculptures" modeled after fake cholla built as nesting habitat for endangered birds.

  • Justice for all

    Justice for all

    Jensie Anderson meets with homeless clients every Sunday underneath a Salt Lake City viaduct.

  • Notes from the (water) underground

    Research hydrologist Gordon Grant is fascinated by the groundwater in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Off the grid, but not off his rocker

    Moab cartoonist Travis Kelly lives in a solar school bus, and creates political cartoons to stay sane.

  • John Daniel: A good animal, too

    John Daniel: A good animal, too

    The unlikely path to becoming an environmental writer, memoirist and poet.

  • For the birds

    For the birds

    Scott Rashid rescues and rehabilitates owls, eagles and other birds at his house in Estes Park, Colo.

  • Weekend Westerner

    Weekend Westerner

    Arthur Kruse rides the range – outside of Munich, Germany.

  • Burning issues

    Controversial forestry scientist Tom Bonnicksen believes increased logging is necessary to fight global warming.

  • The invisible man

    Chilean guest-worker Ricardo Arriagada herds goats that eat weeds to help prevent brush fires in Hercules, Calif.

  • 'Si, se puede'

    Latino activist Dolores Huerta continues to inspire and organize after 50 lively years.

  • Survival and the fittest

    Ultra-marathon runner Nikki Kimball races to keep her spirit strong and her personal demons at bay.

  • Stretching the notion of neighbor

    Rev. Peter Sawtell crusades for eco-justice throughout the West from his church in Denver.

  • Throwing raptors into flight

    Rob Domenech bands eagles, studies hawks and also works with at-risk kids

  • 'Miss Fish Hatchery'

    Wildlife conservation biologist Jenn Logan has a soft spot for the less-glamorous endangered species like razorback suckers and boreal toads

  • Craig’s excellent adaptive adventures

    Craig Kennedy, who hasn’t let a wheelchair keep him from skiing, doesn’t believe physical disabilities should keep anybody out of the backcountry

  • Pete McCloskey rides again

    Former California Rep. Pete McCloskey says the need to defend the environment is behind his decision to run against Richard Pombo in the Republican primary

  • Dr. Sharon and the lion hunters

    Small-animal veterinarian Sharon Senezcko has become a fierce advocate for South Dakota’s mountain lions

  • Public-lands freedom fighter

    Stephen Maurer came to the West from Hungary, where he was a freedom fighter, and has devoted the past 50 years to fighting on behalf of Western public lands

  • Gray water, green living

    Brian Moore has retrofitted his house in Phoenix, Ariz., to enable him to re-use water and live more sustainably

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