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  • Red Mountain miracle

    In southern Colorado, conservation groups find a way to save 9,000 high-altitude acres from second-home development.

  • Water is definitely for fighting in Montana

    Rob Breeding calls steam access one of the most contentious water issues in his state.

  • Developer blocks trail to a famous 'fourteener'

    Texas developer Rusty Nichols has barred public access to Wilson Peak, a Colorado "fourteener" popular with climbers

  • Private landowners become lords of the public estate

    A landowner locks a gate on a road into Arizona’s Aravaipa Canyon, highlighting an increasingly bitter debate over access to public lands in the West

  • Road ripping

    In his book, No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America’s Public Land, David Havlick looks at the environmental impacts caused by the roads that crisscross our national forests, parks, wildlife refuges and BLM lands

  • Road warriors back on the offensive

    The Bush administration rolls back a Clinton-era moratorium on RS 2477, a controversial old statute that some Western counties have used to claim designated roads in wilderness areas, parks and monuments

  • Fish and wildlife have rights, too

    Montana’s Supreme Court rules that citizens and government agencies can maintain water rights without "using" the water, while the Wyoming Legislature stalls over a bill that would allow irrigators to leave water instream temporarily.

  • Fashion faux-pas in the forest

    Designer Ralph Lauren's proposal to swap land with the U.S. Forest Service near Ridgway, Colo., has caused a stir among neighbors, who claim the new public road would disrupt wildlife, create forest fires and bring vehicles closer to wilderness.

  • Will bulldozers roll into Arizona's Eden?

    Anti-grazing activist Joe Feller is leading the fight against BLM-approved projects in Arizona's Arrastra Mountain Wilderness that include an improved access road to a rancher's inholding.

  • Counties cross the yellow line

    A judge rules that three Utah counties misused the 19th century statute RS 2477 when they illegally graded jeep tracks in BLM wilderness study areas and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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