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  • Face it: All forests are "sluts"

    Face it: All forests are "sluts"

    If an allegedly untouched piece of woodland is "virgin forest," what does that make a forest that’s been logged or burnt or otherwise used by humans over the years?

  • Who can capture the Forest Service?

    Who can capture the Forest Service?

    The national forests are in such terrible shape that it's worth trying a few experiments in collaborative restoration work.

  • Confessions of an off-road outlaw

    Confessions of an off-road outlaw

    A hunter who once tore through the woods on his ORV rethinks his ways after he realizes that he’s scaring off wildlife

  • Roadless-less

    Roadless-less

    Judge Clarence Brimmer is determined to bring down Clinton's roadless forest rule, which has been mired in lawsuits ever since its controversial birth.

  • To fight fire, fight forest development

    To fight fire, fight forest development

    The only way to bring firefighting costs under control is to discourage the stupid practice of building houses right next to fire-prone Western forests.

  • Where the rubber leaves the road

    Colorado's new off-road vehicle bill expands enforcement

  • A rough road to repair

    Abandoned logging routes wash $1.3 billion of trouble into Northwestern watersheds

  • Advice from a horse

    An HCN intern goes for a backcountry horse ride, and learns that while sharing trails can be a challenge, the payoff is worth it.

  • Clinton-era roadless rule is back... for now

    A federal judge has reinstated President Clinton’s roadless rule protecting forests in the Lower 48 states, but the decision seems to have only confused the issue of forest management and is likely to end up back in court

  • Burning down the house

    Despite the promises of the Healthy Forests Act, the Bush administration has proposed sweeping cuts to community fire programs in the West

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