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The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
The Latest: Protective settlement reached for Roan Plateau
Industry and environmentalists compromised on the embattled Colorado mesa.
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Oregon is successfully capturing runoff to underground storage.
Los Angelenos earn money off lawns, an 'extreme walker' and more
Los Angelenos earn money off lawns, an 'extreme walker' and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
New Mexico interregnum
New Mexico interregnum
Review of “Backlands: A Novel of the American West” by Michael McGarrity.
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Forest Service seized more than 100,000 plants on public lands.
Alaska’s energy labs
Alaska’s energy labs
Hybrid technologies help distribute power in isolated communities.
A fix for the desert tortoise
A fix for the desert tortoise
Prolific pets continue to threaten their wild cousins.
When neighbors spray herbicides next to your organic crop
When neighbors spray herbicides next to your organic crop
Living together with local resentments in Northern California.
The Latest: A new tactic to quell Owen’s Valley dust
The Latest: A new tactic to quell Owen’s Valley dust
Los Angeles tries to save water and mitigate effects of sucking the valley dry.
Tribal revival
The great salmon compromise
The great salmon compromise
The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers?
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Review of "Karl Bodmer's America Revisited" by Robert Lindholm.
Finding an inner compass
Finding an inner compass
Review of “Steal the North” by Brittain Bergstrom.
Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Our annual open house is December 11th; cavers and consultants visit the office.
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Researchers fear that some damage can’t be undone.
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
Range report
Range report
What the BLM can (and can’t) tell us about the state of rangeland health.