High Country News March 27, 1989
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At first it looked like simply another battle over trees, but this particular environmental war in Montana has a political twist.
The sudden death last week of Edward Abbey recalled to us this superb profile of the writer by Bruce Hamilton, who was HCN managing editor in 1976, when this story appeared.
Prairie potholes of Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa are the most productive ecosystems in the U.S., says a Department of Interior study. They are also the most threatened.
Writer Edward Abbey's sudden death on March 14th left the nation's environmental movement and lovers of wild and untrammeled land everywhere stunned and grieving.