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  • Living precariously with wolves and cattle

    Bryce Andrews kills a wolf in order to save his cattle – and the lives of other wolves.

  • The noisy democracy of the West

    The revised edition of Peter Decker’s Old Fences, New Neighbors examines the changes that population growth has brought to remote Ouray County in western Colorado

  • Pure bison make a comeback

    In Montana, the American Prairie Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund are working together to create a genuinely wild bison herd, one free of cattle genes

  • The Latest Bounce

    Grazing fees to be cut; Russian drill rigs coming to Colorado; new power plant on Navajo Nation gets big tax break; Washington may become sixth Western state with renewable energy standards

  • Trouble on the Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico was supposed to be a grand experiment in collaborative management, but the current board’s push to expand grazing and curtail public input has led to clashes with local environmentalists

  • She wins friends for lions, wolves and bears

    Janelle Holden, the daughter of two Republican legislators, works with the Predator Conservation Alliance in Montana to help ranchers learn how to co-exist with wolves and other predators

  • The 'New Ranch' poster child hangs on by a thread

    Rancher Jim Williams believes the Quivira Coalition helped change his life, but restoring his arid rangeland has proved difficult, and between drought and an uncertain economy, the future of his ranch still hangs in the balance

  • New grazing rules ride on doctored science

    The Bureau of Land Management rewrote a scientific report critical of its new grazing rules, and two veteran scientists have quit the agency in protest

  • Public-lands ranchers: Should you trust this man?

    Paul Larmer interviews longtime activist Andy Kerr, director of the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign, about grazing buyouts and the future of public-lands ranching

  • Heard around the West

    Bear "product inspectors"; Rapid City, S.D., supports transsexual city councilman; road rage afflicts runners in Boulder, Colo.; feral llamas; bovine back-scratchers; candidate Linda Kelsch tells Utah Legislature to mind its own morals

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