High Country News April 29, 2013
Can logging towns and old-growth forests both thrive in the Northwest?
In New Mexico, the open and inclusive campaign for a 240,000-acre monument sidestepped the usual controversy drummed up by such designations.
Mountain lions, eagles, bobcats, geese and domestic pets have all been accidentally caught -- and killed -- by wolf trappers.
Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.
A little-known 1955 law gives the Forest Service a way to shut down placer mining claims along some Western rivers.
Ex-nuclear regulatory commission chief says no U.S. nuclear plants are safe, while California's San Onofre plant plans to restart
After closing all Western caves to protect bats from deadly white-nose syndrome, the Forest Service re-opens certain caves
The Northwest Forest Plan, no 20 years old, faces pressures new and old, with no easy fix in sight.
The writer goes in search of a mysterious Montana philanthropist
"Friends" campaign offers the new Colorado River Basin poster; Craig Childs wins Orion Book Award; John Dougherty produces "Cyanide Beach" documentary on mine pollution.
A book review of Bill Carter's Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story about copper, the metal that runs the world
Jana Richman's novel of a Nevada family divided by conflict over water
A history professor re-treads photographer Joseph Stimson's 1903 journey from Cody, Wyo., to Yellowstone.
An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.