High Country News September 17, 2012
In the dam-locked Upper Missouri, scientists search for signs that the ancient species hasn't reached the end of its line.
A trio of dedicated scientists are testing out cutting-edge ways to finally turn the tide against the Great Basin's cheatgrass invasion, as the weed continues to cause devastating fires.
Environmental regulations are a favorite target in the runup to this year's election.
On public land in New Mexico, firewood-hunters have illegally cut down hundreds of old-growth juniper trees, much to the dismay of the Bureau of Land Management and environmental activists.
Wayne Hage's 20-year court battle over ranching on public lands comes to a close, but his son continues to tussle with the feds.
Controversial new studies question the conventional wisdom on Western ponderosa forests and the severity of their historic wildfires.
Although dam removals are occurring across the West, they're the exception more than the rule. And some dwindling species, like pallid sturgeon, may not be able to wait for our rivers to return to normal.
The power of a thunderstorm thrills a newcomer to Yellowstone National Park.
HCN wins awards, new staff, visitors, a correction
In Colorado essayist BK Loren's first novel, the loss of nature is linked to the loss of a loved one, and grief becomes a territory to be explored.
A hilarious memoir of home renovation, road trips, and redemption by writer Matthew Batt.