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High Country News May 12, 2014


Parks for all?

The National Park Service struggles to connect with a changing America.


The revolt that wouldn’t die

The latest Sagebrush Rebellion flare-up in Nevada was unusually fierce.

Look, Ma – a real Indian!

A performance artist tackles stereotypes of Native Americans in public.

Timeline: The BLM vs. Cliven Bundy

A detailed history of the conflict, starting in 1953.

Hunting for conservation dollars

State wildlife agencies struggle to broaden funding as their duties expand.

The Latest: Changes afoot for oil and gas “trade secrets”

Wyoming court requires transparency and a company vows to reveal all of its chemicals.

Editor's Note

The vital diversity of our parks

By making our national parks more welcoming to minorities, we realize the potential of “America’s Best Idea.”

Dear Friends

Of Pulitzers and presidents

A Pulitzer for a Colorado writer, visitors to HCN and a correction.

Writers on the Range

This is our land – until it’s privatized

The unhealthy alliance between the Forest Service and its concessionaires.

Book Reviews

Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region

A book that journeys through geologic time.

Backcountry memoir

“Yellowstone Has Teeth” by Marjane Ambler

Not fade away

“Monument Road: A Novel” by Charlie Quimby


Learning Forestry 101 in the Cascades

A novice logger helps thin the forest in Washington.

Heard Around the West

Guns are welcome, Idaho poachers, and a popping eyeball.

Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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