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California Dreamin'

December 20, 2010

Will there ever be enough water in California's Bay Delta to satisfy farmers, keep fish alive and quench the thirst of millions of people?

Feature

California's Tangled Water Politics
California's Tangled Water Politics
Will there ever be enough water in California's Bay Delta to satisfy farmers, keep fish alive and quench the thirst of millions of people?

Current

The BLM's conservation experiment
The BLM's conservation experiment
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar tells the BLM to get serious about managing the National Landscape Conservation System.
Sportsmen protest New Mexico antelope hunting system
Sportsmen protest New Mexico antelope hunting system
New Mexico's system for doling out licenses to hunt pronghorn gets a poor grade from the state’s hunters.
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Anatomy of a medusahead invasion
Medusahead, an invasive grass, is set to take over the West.
Coyotes move into Colorado's Front Range
Coyotes move into Colorado's Front Range
Urban communities on Colorado's Front Range are trying to cope with an influx of coyotes.
State trust lands serve public
State trust lands serve public
Some Western states still fund their schools partly through their state trust lands.

Editor's Note

Diving deeper into the Bay Delta
Diving deeper into the Bay Delta
High Country News reporter Matt Jenkins gets his boots muddy writing about California's crazy water politics in the Bay Delta.

Uncommon Westerners

Activist brings diversity to green orgs
Activist brings diversity to green orgs
Marcelo Bonta's Center for Diversity & the Environment works to bring people of color into the environmental movement.

Essays

A long journey home
A long journey home
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants to return salmon to California's McCloud River by bringing back the fish’s descendents, now in New Zealand.
Teaching Whitney to cook
Teaching Whitney to cook
An environmental educator discovers a rewarding way to help the planet -- teaching a young woman how to cook.

Dear Friends

May your holidays be bright
May your holidays be bright
High Country News takes Christmas break; visitors on wheels, recent books by HCN writers; corrections.

Book Reviews

Excavating John
Excavating John
Kate Niles' wry and compassionate novel The Book of John tracks the travails of an archaeologist named John Gregory Wayne Thompson.
Infinite problems, small solutions
Infinite problems, small solutions
In The Fate of Nature, Alaskan reporter Charles Wohlforth ponders how to save the planet, starting with Alaska.

Letters