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  • Motorized recreation belongs in the backcountry

    Off-road vehicle users need to be responsible, but at the same time they should fight against any restrictions to backcountry riding

  • Off-road vehicles are chewing up our public lands

    The only solution to the destruction of public lands by off-highway vehicles is to begin to restrict their use in the backcountry

  • President Bush should consider a “land grab“ of his own

    A visit to Arizona’s new Agua Fria National Monument – one of those designated by Clinton at the end of his presidency – points up the failure of the Bush administration to protect and preserve the public lands

  • The Last Open Range

    Wyoming’s Green Mountain Common Allotment is one of the West’s last big, wide-open landscapes – but these days, ranchers, environmentalists, history buffs and the BLM are arguing over whether it’s time to start putting up fences

  • Mining may no longer be king of the mountain

    Environmentalists are delighted by a new court ruling that says Gale Norton’s Interior Department abdicated its duty when it refused to regulate hard-rock mining

  • Energy bill would pry open public lands

    If Bush’s energy bill passes, it will put major emphasis on public-lands energy development with a number of its provisions

  • Two decades of hard work, plowed under

    The Bush administration opens up wild lands to oil and gas drilling, pulling the rug out from under two decades of citizen wilderness activism

  • Road ripping

    In his book, No Place Distant: Roads and Motorized Recreation on America’s Public Land, David Havlick looks at the environmental impacts caused by the roads that crisscross our national forests, parks, wildlife refuges and BLM lands

  • Right and wrong on public lands

    From Conquest to Conservation: Our Public Lands Legacy by Michael P. Dombeck, Christopher A. Wood and Jack E. Williams takes a hopeful view of the ecological future of the nation’s public lands

  • A peek over the edge

    Plundered Promise: Capitalism, Politics, and the Fate of the Federal Lands by Richard W. Behan is a provocative travel guide to the corporate take-over of the public lands under the Bush administration

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