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Lost in the Woods
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September 1, 2014

The Forest Service struggles with its biggest restoration project yet, fireflies are rediscovered in Utah, California drought and more.

Feature

Lost in the woods
Lost in the woods
How the Forest Service is botching 4FRI, its biggest restoration project.

Current

When is lightning likely?
When is lightning likely?
The National Weather Service’s new lightning potential index.
Smoke and mirrors
Smoke and mirrors
Congress can’t seem to solve a big problem: how to pay for battling wildfires.
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
Scientists find the flashing bugs after a 30-year search.
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Latest: Ruptured tailings pond spills waste in Canada
The Mount Polley breach may harm salmon.
Zen and the art of wildflower science
Zen and the art of wildflower science
In the Rocky Mountains, a long-term study yields surprises
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
A new natural gas and oil production system should bring profits to the Colorado tribe.

Editor's Note

Essays

Watching the world slip away
Watching the world slip away
How do our children respond to a world threatened by climate change?

Dear Friends

From paradise to Paonia
From paradise to Paonia
Political candidates, loyal subscribers and more.

Book Reviews

Sovereign contempt
Sovereign contempt
Review of “Astoria” by Peter Stark.
Murder in Old San Francisco
Murder in Old San Francisco
Review of ‘Frog Music’ by Emma Donoghue

Heard Around the West

Wildfire and bare-bottom bike riders
Wildfire and bare-bottom bike riders
Mishaps and mayhem from the region.

Letters