July 8, 2002
A visit to the biggest forest fire in Colorado history -- the Hayman Fire -- and time spent with some of those battling it leads the author to speculate on the mystery and complexity of humanity's relationship with fire.
The final management plan for Colorado's White River National Forest has conservationists, recreationists and water users all complaining about it.
An Oregon environmental coalition is suing the state saying that 20-foot-wide logging buffers besides streams do little to prevent landslides in salmon habitat.
California's San Francisco Bay may become the site of the country's second-largest coastal wetland restoration project, if all goes according to plan.
In Utah, a new law prevents counties from making factory farms criminally liable for their impacts on local communities.
Snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton; Calif. gnatcatcher, San Diego fairy shrimp habitat protected; Pacific fishermen sue to force habitat designation for salmon; charter forest demo project bill in Colo. Legislature; Clinton roadless rule.
Jackson, Wyo., citizens have rejected a development planned for a ranch near the town, but the problem of where to house people in resort towns - especially working people - won't go away.
Flower-head weevils released in Colorado's Gunnison National Forest to eat invasive Canada thistles seem to prefer other thistles instead and have no impact on the weeds.
The agreement between state and federal agencies to keep a "minimum flow" of water in New Mexico's Rio Grande and Pecos Rivers has failed to do the job in this year's severe drought.
In "High and Dry: The Texas- New Mexico Struggle for the Pecos River," lawyer Emlen Hall considers the 1948 Pecos River Compact and how it failed to take into account the unpredictable nature of the river it sought to control.
- James Angerer on What the West’s trees tell us
- Rodney B Proffitt on After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills
- Tina Sanchez on Searching for solutions in the changing rural West
- Ann Meisel on Searching for solutions in the changing rural West
- Steve Snyder on Searching for solutions in the changing rural West