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.
"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.
The writer goes in search of a mysterious Montana philanthropist
An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.