Magazine
Mending the Nets

February 2, 2004

Port Orford, Ore., is working hard to create a new kind of community-based, sustainable fisheries management for the over-fished ocean. Also in this issue: Environmentalists and immigration activists have a few doubts about President Bush’s proposed immigration reform policy.

Feature

Mending the Nets
Port Orford, Ore., is working hard to create a new kind of community-based, sustainable fisheries management for the over-fished ocean

Editor's Note

A plan for Spaceship Earth
President Bush’s space initiative will most likely come to nothing, but it reminds us that we need to get our own planet in order before we explore the galaxy

Uncommon Westerners

Saving a sacred lake: Zuni activist Pablo Padilla
Zuni Tribe member and law student Pablo Padilla helped lead a triumphant fight against a coal strip mine planned near Zuni Salt Lake in New Mexico, a site sacred to Native Americans

Essays

Does Wal-Mart really need our tax dollars
More than a dozen Asian-owned local businesses in Denver are being driven out to make way for a taxpayer-subsidized Wal-Mart Supercenter, in a destructive pattern seen across the nation
Generation gap
The environmental laws designed to protect nature for future generations may not survive this generation, unless things change

Dear Friends

Dear Friends
New Colorado interns Jodi Peterson and Alex Pasquariello; anatomical accuracy of Maryann Webster’s HCN cover painting

News

Immigration reform from Washington, DC
Environmentalists and immigration activists have a few doubts about President Bush’s proposed immigration reform policy
Follow-up
Logging to be allowed on California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument; rules relaxed on checking contents of containers shipped to WIPP; environmental and public health groups sue EPA for approving pesticides that harm wildlife; and Alaska’s National Petr
Uranium mill or dump?
The White Mesa Ute Reservation near Blanding, Utah, is fighting a nearby International Uranium Corporation mill that some say is really a poorly disguised hazardous waste dump
Phelps Dodge looks to revive mining in the Copper State
Phelps Dodge wants to open a big copper mine near Safford, Ariz., but some critics say that the company’s planned land swap is a rip-off, and that the mine may have harmful environmental impacts
Would quotas save the seas, or just big business
Some fishermen fear that individual fishing quotas are likely to enrich corporations at the expense of small fishermen, while doing little to help the oceans

Book Reviews

Indian poll power
NativeVote 2004 seeks to rally as many American Indians as possible to register and vote in the November election
Calendar
Restoration evolution
In his new book, The Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and the New Communion with Nature, William R. Jordan III lays out a powerful vision for a new environmental ethic
Renewable energy made simple
Rex Ewing?s book, Power with Nature: Solar and Wind Energy Demystified, is exactly what it claims to be: a practical, readable handbook on converting to renewable energy

Heard Around the West

Heard Around the West
Lonely Democrats in the West; antlers vs. hammocks; suburban bighorns; farting fish; fish on Prozac; Idaho potato vodka; and "6FU" Road

Letters

Related Stories

Wilderness areas for the ocean
Some fishermen and many environmentalists say the best way to create a healthy ocean is to set up "no-take marine reserves" – wilderness areas for fish
A new breed of marketers gives fishing towns a leg up
In some struggling fishing communities like Coos Bay, Ore., small companies like John Warner’s K-Lyn Fisheries LLC are buying fish locally from small-boat fishermen and selling it directly to big-city wholesalers