High Country News November 08, 2004
Black Range District Fire Manager Toby Richards is returning fire to its natural place on New Mexico’s Gila National Forest – and leading the charge for Fire Use in the West.
The National Network of Forest Practitioners restores forests and streams while creating sustainable jobs in local communities
Election results will be in the next issue; Auden Schendler makes electricity in Snowmass, Colo.; visitors
Veterinarian Kathleen Ramsay founded The Wildlife Center in Espanola, N.M., to treat and rehabilitate sick and injured wildlife
Judge Clarence Brimmer strikes down Clinton's ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, but another lawsuit may still bring limits on traffic
Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness comes closer to Idaho; Bush funds CALFED; oil and gas brings money to Rocky Mountain states; National Wildlife Federation says federal Conservation Reserve Program is abused
California creates the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in order to funnel state money toward buying and protecting land in the region
The tiny Hoh Indian Reservation on the northwestern coast of Washington is in danger of being washed away by its namesake river
Young people in booming Ketchum, Idaho, struggle to make a living and find an affordable place to stay
The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, a new Colorado nonprofit, is taking a local approach to the global problem of climate change
Wyoming writer Mark Spragg’s new novel, An Unfinished Life, explores the universal territory of a fractured family’s life
Despite its name, the Farm Bureau doesn't care much for farmers.
There’s nothing like a trip to Europe to make an American appreciate living in a country that still has wilderness.
Heard Around the West
Friendly moose killed; San Juan Horseshoe spoofs hunters; not an "easy to moderate" mountain climb in Wyoming; meteorite drops in; persnickety about pumpkins in Puyallup; hit-and-run by clown at Burning Man Festival