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  • Slim margins

    Loggers say forest-restoration work, which involves the thinning and cutting of small, skinny trees, doesn’t bring in much money

  • City makes desperate bid for watershed

    Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., try unsuccessfully to bid on oil and gas leases to protect their water supply from contamination by drilling

  • Enviros wary of 'Nevada-style' wilderness bill

    A controversial proposed wilderness bill for Utah’s Washington County includes utility corridors, motorized-vehicle trails, and public-land sales designed to accommodate urban growth

  • High Country Zoo Special Edition - Apr. 1

    A special April 1st issue of High Country Zoo contains stories about the Bureau of Land Ravagement and National Park Circus, as well as reviews of best-sellers like Memoirs of a Grazer.

  • Dear friends

    Jonathan Thompson wins awards for Silverton paper; visitors; Luna Leopold dies; clarification; corrections

  • Resurrecting J. Thomas

    The crumbling remains of a man named J. Thomas have a story to tell about life and death in the northern Colorado in the 1870s

  • Here come Clinton and Gore

    Back in 1997, President Clinton and Vice President Gore came to Lake Tahoe for a summit on the lake's environment and development.

  • Planning under the gun: Cleaning up Lake Tahoe proves to be a dirty business

    Is the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency going to clean up beleaguered Lake Tahoe and its surroundings - or simply drive a wedge between the elite and the working class in the community?

  • Tinkering with Nature

    Predator control may have a small place in saving endangered species, but it makes a lot more sense to bring back an ecosystem’s keystone species – as can be seen in Yellowstone, since wolves have returned

  • Of feral dogs, and feral Westerners

    Westerners like to romanticize our wide-open spaces and wild wolves, but in rural areas, our real mascot is the ubiquitous feral dog

  • Searching for the true causes of the West’s fire problems

    Pepper Trail, a wildlife biologist in Oregon, says that this is not the time to log our way out of wildfire threats in the West.

  • What does a $155 million house reveal about us?

    Alan Kesselheim has been thinking about a spec house that will be bigger than his town’s library.

  • Where the rubber leaves the road

    Colorado's new off-road vehicle bill expands enforcement

  • Dems reach out to Native Americans

    Presidential candidates promise hopeful future out of "tragic past"

  • Slideshow: Crossing the ‘Berlin Wall’ for wildlife

    The bridge, now in the design phase, would be Colorado’s first, but construction depends on securing the $4 million-$8 million needed for the project.

  • Contaminated water can't stop Californiasprawl

    Perchlorate, a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel, has been found in drinking water wells, but that won’t stop the development of West Creek, a planned community northeast of Los Angeles

  • To Save the Wild Bison

    In To Save the Wild Bison, Mary Ann Franke traces the controversial history of Yellowstone National Park’s wild bison herd

  • The Boys of Winter

    In The Boys of Winter, Charles Sanders tells the true stories of three champion skiers who joined the Army’s 10th Mountain Division during World War II and fought in Italy’s rugged Apennine Mountains

  • The grasslands — humanity's big backyard

    In Sonoita Plain: Views from a Southwestern Grassland, biologists Carl and Jane Bock convey the subtle beauty of the wildlife and people of Arizona’s Sonoita Valley.

  • An honest take on a tough land

    Ordinary Wolves, Seth Kantner’s extraordinary debut novel, is the coming-of-age story of a young man on the remote Alaskan tundra

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