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  • Change we could believe in

    Change we could believe in

    How to fix the West by consolidating land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

  • Up in smoke

    Up in smoke

    In the last eight years under Bush, morale – and efficiency – at the Forest Service has plummeted.

  • Can the Forest Service get back on track?

    Can the Forest Service get back on track?

    Recovering integrity and efficiency after President Bush leaves office.

  • Mistakes on the fire line can lead to prosecution

    Mistakes on the fire line can lead to prosecution

    John Maclean fears the decision to prosecute a Forest Service employee for his mistakes on the Thirtymile Fire could intimidate other firefighters.

  • Easing into development

    A backroom agreement between the Forest Service and Plum Creek Co. leaves Montana counties out of the picture when it comes to access to and development of national forest inholdings.

  • Two weeks in the West

    On public lands throughout the West, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and off-roaders compete for trail space, while beleaguered land-managers struggle to come up with workable forest management plans.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Development threatens inholdings in national parks and forests; a few wilderness bills move through Congress; oil and mining booms in the West; W.R. Grace sets up trust for its victims; Homeland Security dodges enviro laws for border barriers; coal power

  • Two weeks in the West

    Despite a cold winter, the West is still warming; the Southern Nevada Water Authority has wild ideas about water; renewable energy is on a roll, but expensive Western resorts are not; neglected Forest Service roads make a mess in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Don’t starve the Forest Service

    Former Montana Congressman Pat Williams warns that the Bush administration is playing with fire – literally – in cutting the Forest Service’s budget.

  • Heard around the West

    Jim Stiles asks about perfect moments; rent-a-pet; Douglas Bruce behaves like a jerk; Forest Service meeting gets nasty in Montana.

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