High Country News October 15, 2007
Plans to fence as much as possible of the U.S.-Mexico border could derail the return of rare jaguars to the Southwest.
The ill-conceived attempt to fence as much as possible of the U.S.-Mexico border will have disastrous impacts on wildlife, including Arizona’s elusive jaguars.
Visits from a forester, a farmer, a family and more; clarification and corrections.
Land managers working on post-fire restoration in Utah have to battle invasive cheatgrass in their efforts to bring back the native sagebrush.
Ranchers in southeastern Colorado are fighting the Army, which wants to expand its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site.
The Forest Service jumps into the carbon offsets game even as scientists begin to question whether planting trees can help in the struggle against global warming.
Julianne Couch surveys the vastness of Wyoming’s Adobe Town badlands and hopes that oil and gas drilling does not invade its beautiful emptiness.
On a Western road trip, Evelyn Spence ponders the peculiar names – and increasing numbers – of gigantic RVs.
Heard Around the West
Glen Canyon Dam’s image problem; riding the SLUT; coal-train pit crews; regulating a very peculiar hallucinogenic plant; poison ivy loves global warming; humongous fungus in Oregon.
Two Weeks in the West
California’s continuing water troubles; saving water for the Delta smelt; New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici to retire; Idaho grizzly shot; polygamous community in the spotlight; Vegas goes a glitzy shade of green.