Magazine
Wolf Whiplash

May 30, 2011

A strategic miscalculation by environmental groups helped spur the delisting of gray wolves in Montana and Idaho.

Feature

How the gray wolf lost its endangered status -- and how enviros helped
How the gray wolf lost its endangered status -- and how enviros helped
A strategic miscalculation by environmental groups helped spur the delisting of gray wolves in Montana and Idaho.
Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out
Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out
The proposed redevelopment of San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood worries its longtime black residents, who fear gentrification will drive them out.

Current

A Gem City Atlas: Novel maps of Laramie, Wyoming
A Gem City Atlas: Novel maps of Laramie, Wyoming
The city explores its past and present with an innovative project called Laramie: A Gem City Atlas.
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
A nuclear watchdog pushes feds on safety
California Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee questions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about the safety of the state’s nuclear plants.
Wolverines in unexpected places
Wolverines in unexpected places
The first confirmed evidence of wolverines in Oregon since 1992 shows up in surprising photographs.
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.

Editor's Note

The cost of righteousness
The cost of righteousness
Has some environmentalists' refusal to compromise helped cause the delisting of wolves in Montana and Idaho?

Uncommon Westerners

Richard Reynolds, raptor man
Richard Reynolds, raptor man
The biologist has spent 21 years counting goshawks and other raptors in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest.

Essays

The One-Eyed Squirrel of Ooh-Aah Point
The One-Eyed Squirrel of Ooh-Aah Point
Ol' One-Eye of Ooh-Aah Point leads a wildlife-loving trail-crew worker to act a bit out of character…

Dear Friends

Chill out with HCN and some chili
Chill out with HCN and some chili
High Country News plans a June chili potluck; Morgan Heim and Joanna Nasar study Thailand’s elusive fishing cat; visitors in from the cold include former staff writer Steve Hinchman.

Book Reviews

The endless atlas: A review of Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas
Rebecca Solnit assembles historical, legendary, and artistic tidbits and tales along with glorious maps in her new book.

Letters