Magazine
Thinking Outside the Timber Box

July 20, 2009

Loggers and environmental activists are determined to restore Montana’s Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, with or without the help of the Forest Service.

Feature

Taking control of the machine
Taking control of the machine
Loggers and environmental activists are determined to restore Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, with or without the help of the Forest Service.

Current

Retooling for the next mission
Retooling for the next mission
Iraq war veterans find a new life in Colorado, this time fighting for the environment with the help of Veterans Green Jobs.
Cultural blight
Cultural blight
The traditional lifestyles of several Northern California tribes are threatened by a pathogen that is killing off oak trees.

Editor's Note

Who can capture the Forest Service?
Who can capture the Forest Service?
The national forests are in such terrible shape that it's worth trying a few experiments in collaborative restoration work.

Uncommon Westerners

Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines
Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines
Aaron Million wants to build a gigantic water pipeline all the way from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

Essays

A tenderfoot in Taos
A tenderfoot in Taos
An exhausted young mother, her lively new baby, and a compassionate drunkard have a brief but lovely encounter on the plaza in Taos, N.M.

Dear Friends

Welcome, new interns!
Welcome, new interns!
High Country News welcomes three new interns and several visitors and wins a couple of important prizes.

Book Reviews

The stories we believe
The stories we believe
In Rick Collignon's new novel, Madewell Brown, the long-ago disappearance of a black man from a small New Mexican village is investigated by his granddaughter.
Conservation's First Lady
Conservation's First Lady
A fiery environmentalist is fondly remembered in Dyana Furmansky's biography, Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who saved Nature from the Conservationists.

Letters

Two Weeks in the West

Mixed greens
California's "green" leadership is imperiled by the state's inability to handle the other "green" -- i.e., money. Plus: Statistics describe and a map locates some of the geologic carbon sequestration sites planned for the West.

Sidebar

Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona
Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Grand Canyon Trust are working with a French timber entrepreneur to restore Arizona's unhealthy forests.