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  • Our national parks: Another idea

    Our national parks: Another idea

    In 1832, artist George Catlin came up with the idea of a system of "nation's parks" to preserve human cultures and wildlife and scenery.

  • Whose Valles Caldera is it?

    Whose Valles Caldera is it?

    The beautiful Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico is run by a closed corporation that excludes the public, overcharges visitors and now is seeking to profit from development.

  • Parks for the people -- not profit

    Parks for the people -- not profit

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein ignored the public when she tried – and failed – to set up a special deal for a privately owned oyster company at California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.

  • What we got here is a failure to collaborate

    What we got here is a failure to collaborate

    Wilderness advocates think Jonathan Jarvis is a good choice to head the National Park Service, but critics say he badly mishandled an oyster farming controversy in California.

  • The West dissected

    The West dissected

    The Environmental Working Group and other organizations have released detailed studies of the West along the lines of Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Report Card. Also: The economic stimulus package has money for Western national parks and monuments.

  • A conflict of values

    A conflict of values

    Michael J. Yochim writes the primer on the Yellowstone snowmobile conflict in his admirably balanced Yellowstone and the Snowmobile: Locking Horns over National Park Use.

  • Let them eat copper

    Let them eat copper

    The National Park Service’s decision to ban lead bullets and lead fishing tackle will protect rare California condors and other creatures, including humans.

  • Of an environmental hero and the need for reform

    Paul Larmer reminds us that it will take more than a single environmental hero – like Tim DeChristopher, who cleverly sabotaged a BLM energy-lease auction – to reform the agency.

  • Time to reform and repair

    Paul Larmer reminds us that it will take more than a single environmental hero – like Tim DeChristopher, who cleverly sabotaged a BLM energy-lease auction – to reform the agency.

  • This is the time to make land management make sense

    Ed Quillen has suggestions for how to fix the West by consolidating the federal land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

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