Magazine

July 25, 1994

Feature

'Unranchers' reach for West's state lands
Conservationists discover state lands and bid against ranchers to lease them.

Uncommon Westerners

Jim Thrash: A solid man
A eulogy for conservationist Jim Thrash, who died in the Canyon Creek fire.

Essays

How I tried to patch together a disintegrating world
An energy technician gets an interesting look at trailer-court life in Western Colorado.

Dear Friends

Dear friends
Wake fire near Paonia, 14 firefighters killed near Glenwood Springs.

News

Fires illuminate the West's "ecological darkness'
Fires in the West raise hard questions about fire suppression policies and forest health.
Baca is still fighting
Jim Baca says in Reno speech that environmental grass roots of West have to be reinvigorated.
Sewage reservoir dogs
A threatened species of prairie dog may burrow through sewage lagoons at Bryce Canyon National Park.
Wyoming boom could gas wildlife herds
A boom in natural gas drilling in Wyoming is happening too fast for wildlife.
No one happy in Hells
Attempts to restrict jetboats in Hells Canyon annoy both jetboaters and environmentalists.
Grizzly road delays
Road closures to improve grizzly habitat raise ire of local residents.
Fish benefit from trade
Rancher Rocky Webb swaps his water rights in a stream for a year's worth of hay to help restore steelhead trout.
Navajo archaeologist honored
Chancey Naboyia, the first known Navajo archaeologist, retires from the National Park Service.
Mega coal mine proposed again in Utah
Andalex Resources Inc. plans huge coal mine on the Kaiparowits Plateau.

Book Reviews

Where wolves roamed
Matt Dietz suggests new potential location for wolf reintroduction.
Strangelove Park
Park Service considers historic preservation of Minuteman silos in South Dakota.
House of Garbage
A new house in Missoula, Mont., showcases recycled building materials.
House of straw
The Last Straw quarterly covers straw-bale housing construction.
Big bad bear
Art exhibit and magazine take on Smokey Bear.
Prairie potholes
Workshop on prairie wetlands set for Bismarck, North Dakota.
A calm book on diet, health and the environment
Peter R. Cheeke's book Impacts of Livestock Production takes a thoughtful look at grazing.

Letters

Related Stories

Utah kids benefit from state land reform
State land management reforms in Utah raise money for schools.