High Country News November 26, 2012
The Port Gamble S'Klallam are protecting their treaty rights to fish and shellfish in Port Gamble Bay, using laws to limit development, much to the frustration of timber company-turned-developer Pope Resources.
Environmentalists are trying to buy out oil and gas leases in national forests, including the Wyoming Range and Thompson Creek Divide, while the drillers often have their way in the desert and sagebrush.
Native American voter turnout and other interesting trends from the recent election.
Progressives combine with right-wingers to push for creating state-run banks for public benefit, like Montana's proposed Last Chance State Bank, which uses the Bank of North Dakota as a model.
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Tribal efforts to hold on to heritage and right past wrongs continue in Port Gamble, Washington.
High Country News wins Knight-Risser prize, visits and visitors
Maria Coryell-Martin uses 'expeditionary art' to educate people about climate change.
Jim Lynch straddles two Seattles, old and new, in his new novel.
Daniel Arnold chronicles a vagabond trip from Death Valley to Mount Whitney.
Walls do not solve problems, they make them
A writer gets roped into fish surveys for endangered bull trout.