May 26, 2003
Billions of dollars are being spent to fight Western wildfires, but some scientists now believe that the big blowups can’t be prevented, and that they may be good for the health of the forests. Also in this issue:Environmentalists fear the Republican-sponsored "Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003" – intended to prevent wildfires – will prove anything but healthy for the forests.
- Steve Bonowski on Arizona Rep. Grijalva targets extremism on public lands
- Deanna Wulff on Climate change looms large over Obama’s Yosemite visit
- Melissa McDowell on When water turns to dust
- Thomas Arvensis on Go ahead, control my guns
- Vanessa Chacon on Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts