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  • Wildlife management blossoms on the reservations

    The Nez Perce tribe's success in wolf recovery is one of many stories of successful and innovative wildlife management by Indian tribes.

  • An agency in need of refuge?

    Some say the National Wildlife Refuge System is being neglected and perhaps should be split off from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Land trust becomes green developer

    In Washington, the Trust for Public Land has worked out a tentative plan to preserve 1,020 acres along the Methow River, long sought by developers.

  • Farmers asked to ante up for salmon

    In Washington's Methow Valley, irrigators are up in arms over the National Marine Fisheries Service claim that leaky ditches take too much water and kill endangered salmon.

  • The latest bounce

    Bonneville Power may scrap salmon recovery; killing hatchery salmon in WA; oil companies may drill in Rockies; "Operation Crossroads" tackles illegal immigrants. Idaho officials accused of ignoring INEEL's air and waste violations.

  • 'Zero-Cow' initiative splits Sierra Club

    A proposed Sierra Club initiative to end all public-lands logging reveals the distance between urban environmentalists and their rural counterparts in places like northern New Mexico, where poor Hispanics rely on grazing small herds.

  • How to draw a duck

    Biologist Betsy Whitehill is remembered for a vibrant, loving life that included teaching Alaskan schoolchildren how to draw ducks.

  • Return of the natives

    In Idaho, the Nez Perce have become the first tribe to oversee the statewide recovery of an endangered species, the gray wolf, an experience that is energizing the tribe's own political and spiritual recovery.

  • I am an Inuit warrior

    It's not easy being a person who lives in a high mountain ski town but hates snow and winter weather.

  • Interior view

    In an interview with HCN's publisher, Bruce Babbitt looks back on eight challenging and productive years as Secretary of Interior.

  • The power of love, and its opposite

    Activists should be worried because President George W. Bush is surrounded by people who scorn and disdain environmentalism.

  • A new plan frames the Sierra Nevada

    The Forest Service has released its final plan for 11 national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, but the timber industry is already planning to appeal the Sierra Framework.

  • Park photo contest comes with corporate baggage

    Watchdog groups are worried that a Park Service photo contest, organized and sponsored by Kodak, sets a bad precedent of corporate entanglement with national parks.

  • Legal woes for Legacy Parkway

    A coalition of environmentalists and smart-growth advocates, including Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, has filed lawsuits to stop construction of the Legacy Parkway along Utah's Wasatch Front near the Great Salt Lake.

  • Owl things considered

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 4.6 billion acres in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah as critical habitat for the Mexican spotted owl, but the Center for Biological Diversity says that is not enough and plans to sue.

  • Chinook tribe recognized

    At long last, the Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizes the existence of the Chinook Tribe.

  • Bombs make way for 'burbs

    Denver-area developers are eager to get their hands on the Front Range land preserved on the former Lowry Bombing Range.

  • Silence of the clams

    Scientists counting clams on the Colorado River Delta say the region has lost 95 percent of its biological richness since Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

  • Anglers fish for solutions

    Anglers and biologists warn that cutthroat trout and bald eagles on the South Fork of the Snake River are threatened when the water is saved behind dams for summer irrigators.

  • Coyote killing continues

    The Colorado Wildlife Commission has approved a nine-year coyote-killing experiment in western Colorado.

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