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  • Rock jocks fight a mining company

    Resolution Copper Company is trying to obtain a land swap in order to mine at Arizona’s Oak Flat campground, a popular rock-climbing spot

  • Transforming the Forest Service: Maverick bureaucrat Wendy Herrett

    Wendy Herrett, a woman with "the heart of a warrior," braved discrimination to become the first female district ranger in the Forest Service and a pioneer in ecosystem management

  • Follow-up

    California Gov. Schwarzenegger won’t fight for roadless rule; California Attorney General Bill Lockyer blasts Forest Service revision of Sierra Nevada plan; Arizona Water Settlements Act gives water and money to tribes; Lincoln County (Nevada) Conserva

  • A wilderness bill with a little something for everyone

    The Boulder-White Clouds wilderness bill tries to give something to everybody, as a list of some of its provisions reveals

  • New ways to work in the woods

    The National Network of Forest Practitioners restores forests and streams while creating sustainable jobs in local communities

  • Election-year environmentalism

    The Bush administration halts three gas wells on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, and tosses a few more election-year bones to environmentalists and hunters

  • Biotech companies engineer a ‘superweed’

    A genetically engineered form of creeping bentgrass, designed to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup, could creep from the golf courses it’s intended for to nearby public lands

  • Follow-up

    Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes now a national park; health screening program for former nuclear workers to expire; Forest Service didn’t break any laws with its Sierra Nevada PR campaign; rocket-burning begins at Oregon’s Umatilla Chemical Depot

  • Energy companies rush the West

    In Wyoming, Gov. Dave Freudenthal tries to put the brakes on the oil and gas leasing rush, but the drilling frenzy continues across the West

  • Squirrels and scopes in the line of fire

    A wildfire on Arizona’s Mount Graham almost reached the University of Arizona’s controversial mountaintop telescopes – and may yet destroy an already endangered squirrel

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