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  • Beyond the exurban dream

    The West’s rural areas are erupting with large-lot, big, expensive homes, but the actual costs of this new rural lifestyle extend far beyond the purchase price

  • A call for modest reform

    The time is ripe for moderate reform of the conservation easement system

  • As threats loom, conservation dollars disappear

    With the Land and Water Conservation Fund at a 10-year low and Western politicians trying to sell off the public lands, conserving open space requires the kind of creative solution that helped saved Colorado’s Beaver Brook watershed

  • A problem any city would love to have

    Boulder, Colo., is trying to figure out how to keep its beloved parks and open space from being overused

  • The Sierra gets 'a pocket' for conservation funding

    California creates the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in order to funnel state money toward buying and protecting land in the region

  • Racetrack

    Arizona’s Proposition 200 would prevent noncitizens from voting, among other things; Utah’s Initiative 1 would spend money on open space and preservation; Ralph Nader will be on New Mexico’s ballot

  • Mining town gambles on a road to riches

    The rivalry between two Colorado gambling towns has led Central City to begin building a new highway to draw visitors directly to its casinos rather than to those of its more successful neighbor, Black Hawk

  • Biology: The missing science

    Studies by Montana’s Andrew Hansen and Colorado’s Rick Knight offer some of the first scientific evidence that preserving ranch lands provides important benefits to surrounding ecosystems

  • Not just a ranch: Bucks and acres

    Carl Palmer hopes to make his Adobe Ranch in California an economic success to prove that open space can be financially as well as environmentally valuable

  • Sin City keeps its fringes wild

    Las Vegans rally to fight a prominent developer’s plans for building on Blue Diamond Hill, a former gypsum mine that now serves as a buffer between the city and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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