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  • Two weeks in the West

    Recent elections in the West show support for land-use planning and “convergence politics”; hunting declines in the West, but Satan keeps busy in Idaho, causing divorces.

  • Two weeks in the West

    A look at the recent California wildfires details how much they’ve cost so far and how many acres were burned, especially in the expanding wildland-urban interface.

  • Salvaging the atmosphere

    The Forest Service jumps into the carbon offsets game even as scientists begin to question whether planting trees can help in the struggle against global warming.

  • A happy 63rd birthday to Smokey Bear

    Steve Beauregard has a crush on that famous, furry, firefighting icon Smokey Bear.

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

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

  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

    The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.

  • Knee-jerking in western Colorado

    Allen Best debunks rumors of a behind-the-scenes deal between Vail Resorts and the Forest Service over lynx reintroduction.

  • The decline of logging is now killing

    Now that logging no longer provides enough money to support Oregon’s libraries, Pepper Trail says it’s up to citizens to decide to keep their state’s bookshelves filled and accessible.

  • Heard around the West

    Gail Kimbell and the vanishing Forest Service budget; not saying the Pledge in Mesa, Ariz.; racing old beaters in California; talkative men’s rooms; saying it (the Miranda warning, that is) with flowers.

  • The end of ‘analysis paralysis’?

    The Forest Service has overhauled its cumbersome forest-planning process, but many experts say the agency may have gone too far.

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