Magazine
Palin, politics, and predator control

February 21, 2011

Alaska's politicians and scientists wrestle over how to manage big game and the predators that prey on it.

Feature

Palin, politics, and Alaska predator control
Palin, politics, and Alaska predator control
Alaska's politicians and scientists wrestle over how to manage big game and the predators that prey on it.
How my thoughts on wolves have changed
How my thoughts on wolves have changed
An Alaskan who loves wolves has come to believe that aggressive predator control is often necessary.

Current

Western wildlife commissions on the chopping block
Western wildlife commissions on the chopping block
In Washington and New Mexico, state wildlife commissions could become a thing of the past.
Arizona's Fossil Creek gets restored -- and loved to death
Arizona's Fossil Creek gets restored -- and loved to death
Arizona's Fossil Creek, dramatically brought back to life, is now endangered by the hordes of people who love it.
In Navajoland, a contentious water deal divides the tribe
In Navajoland, a contentious water deal divides the tribe
The Navajos are on the brink of getting water they've long been entitled to, but not everybody on the reservation is pleased.

Editor's Note

Alaska ho!
Alaska ho!
High Country News ventures into the rocky terrain of Alaska's wildlife politics.

Uncommon Westerners

Jeff Rice collects nature's noises
Jeff Rice collects nature's noises
Jeff Rice records the natural sounds of the West.

Essays

Craig Childs walks with desert ghosts on the Navajo Nation
Craig Childs walks with desert ghosts on the Navajo Nation
The author tries to walk like a ghost through a wild and haunted landscape.

Writers on the Range

Poisonous language on both sides of the fence
Poisonous language on both sides of the fence
It's time we took responsibility for the hateful rhetoric now commonplace on both sides of every issue.

Dear Friends

Cy-board meeting
Cy-board meeting
High Country News board meets via Web and phone; Gretchen Aston-Puckettt to leave HCN; new website, new cleaners, new job for Ariana Brocious; map clarification

Book Reviews

Collateral damage
Collateral damage
T.C. Boyle's new novel, When the Killing's Done, examines the awkward way humans interact with nature and with one another.

Letters