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  • Wild Wyoming under siege

    Environmentalists and sportsmen gather in Rock Springs, Wyo., to discuss the problems caused by increasing oil and gas development.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Thomas McGuane’s lonely freaks

    The powerful short stories in Thomas McGuane’s Gallatin Canyon prove him to be the New West’s answer to Flannery O’Connor.

  • A difference of opinion over numbers

    BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.

  • Forest Service acts to preserve 'the Front'

    Lewis and Clark National Forest Supervisor Gloria Flora decides against allowing oil and gas leasing in Montana's Rocky Mountain Front.

  • Era of the sage grouse is coming to an end

    Tom Bell writes of his 70-year fascination with sage grouse, now on decline.

  • Sportsmen for Bush: Wise up!

    Ted Williams says that if sportsmen bothered to read, they’d be shocked at what the Bush administration is doing to wildlife

  • The biggest environmental issue is staring us in the face

    Tom Bell says we’d better connect the dots that reveal global warming.

  • The Supreme Court takes pot shots at each other over wetlands

    A Nebraska law professor says the Supreme Court took potshots at each other while trying to gut wetlands protection

  • Can wildlife weather the gas boom?

    Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham

  • Jon Marvel vs. the Marlboro Man

    Jon Marvel, Hailey, Idaho, architect, founded the Idaho Watersheds Project to target public-lands grazing, but his notoriously in-your-face, confrontational style has roused a lot of controversy along the way.

  • This dog believes

    An undergrown Australian shepherd mix named Pika offers advice on living in the moment despite frightening and challenging times

  • Somewhere up the crazy river

    In Upstream: Sons, Fathers, and Rivers, Robin Carey recounts a kayak journey up the Klamath River that he made with his son, Dev, and on the way explores the Careys’ troubled family history

  • Crafting the everyday

    Janet Finn and Ellen Crain tell the history of Butte, Mont., from the viewpoint of its women in Motherlode: Legacies of Women’s Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana.

  • An encyclopedia of rivers

    The huge, copiously illustrated Rivers of North America is the first comprehensive effort to detail the current state of the continent’s rivers

  • Election Roundup

    Ray Ring offers a state-by-state summary of some of the more intriguing election results across the West

  • Conspiring with caddisflies

    A Seattle artist known only as Ferg works with tiny caddisfly larvae to make jewelry from the insects’ intricate casings

  • Fed up with paying to play

    Chris Wallace’s refusal to pay daily user fees on Arizona’s Mount Lemmon led to a courtroom decision that has thrown the entire future of the federal recreational fee program into doubt

  • Destruction and discovery walk hand in hand

    A new plan to steer energy development away from cultural sites in New Mexico could streamline energy development, fund archaeological research and preserve ancient sites all at once

  • Two weeks in the West

    Hopi and Navajo tribes settle boundary dispute; oil shale returns to western Colorado; Northern Cheyenne open coal reserves to development; judge upholds critical habitat designation for "vernal pools" in California and Oregon; red tree vole wins protecti

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