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  • A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

  • When mud-boggers rip up the land, penalize them

    Mike Beagle urges public-land agencies to ticket land-wrecking off-road riders.

  • Fightin’ against the feds

    Utah state Rep. Mike Noel is still fighting the federal government over Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  • One of Interior’s departed returns to D.C. (for a short while)

    Q and A with Ann Morgan, the former Colorado director of the BLM, who recently testified before Congress about the agency's push to open its lands to drilling.

  • Wilderness is the place that can make or break you

    Aron Ralston, who famously lost his arm in a Utah canyon, argues for the preservation of that canyon and others like it.

  • Driven to fight

    Retired BLM agent Lynell Schalk goes head-to-head with her former bosses over protecting southern Utah’s priceless archaeological sites from off-road vehicle traffic.

  • Have bee, will travel

    This issue of High Country News features Hannah Nordhaus on the challenges facing a Western migratory beekeeper and his hives of pollinating bees.

  • Utah county tries to rein in off-roaders

    While most of Utah's counties support unrestricted off-roading, Emery County is bucking the trend.

  • Public lands “crown jewels” languish for lack of funding

    The BLM's National Landscape Conservation System will lose ground under President Bush’s proposed 2008 budget, which slashes funds by $8.56 million.

  • The West’s public lands are open for business

    A close look at the data shows that, despite some restrictions, oil and gas drilling is on the rise in the West.

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