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  • Ranchers' group adopts practical strategy

    The Northern Plains Resource Council is unique among Montana environmental groups in that it was founded by cattle ranchers, who still make up half the membership.

  • 'We better start moving ahead'

    In his own words, Libby, Mont., accountant Wayne Hirst talks about how Montana environmentalists went wrong.

  • 'We don't rest ... on economics'

    In his own words, activist Bob Decker talks about Montana's environmental groups and the struggle they face in their state.

  • Small steps for change

    Jessica Sherwood's Feet First Program seeks to fight Colorado sprawl and traffic by introducing schoolchildren to the idea of alternative transportation.

  • Invasive invaders

    In western Oregon, volunteers from the nonprofit group Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah fight invasive plant and animal species on the ground.

  • Environmentalism meets a fierce friend

    Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Knudson of the Sacramento Bee has raised the ire of environmentalists with a new series that attacks the environmental movement for being overpaid, overzealous and "chaotic and shrill."

  • Battling for the Bear River

    Utah newspaper photographer Dan Miller helped organize the Bear River Watershed Council to "think globally and act locally" by protecting the watershed in northern Utah.

  • An unabashed moralist bows out

    Longtime, controversial New Mexico activist Sam Hitt retires from Forest Guardians to write a book.

  • A quick resource guide for teachers of the wild

    A list gives some of the resources environmental educators can find on the Internet.

  • Science teachers go local

    Jeff Mitchell in Philomath, Ore., and Clinton Kennedy in McCall, Idaho, are two teachers who have found creative ways to teach environmental studies in the conservative West.

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