High Country News - Most Recent

Quit whining
A ranch rescued
The Nature Conservancy buys the Dugout Ranch near Utah's Canyonlands to save it from developers.
Our national movie stars
Some say the National Park Service needs to start charging fees for all the filming that is done in the nation's parks and national monuments.
Tribes create a wilderness park
Eleven California tribes unite to establish the first Native American-owned park - the new Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Park.
The Wayward West
Babbitt on gambling; Charles Wilkinson's pro-logging; Headwaters protesters; Portland's bikes stolen; Animas La-Plata update; winter in Yellowstone; China Left timber sale; oil/gas industry appeal Mont. ban; Dinosaur Nat'l Mon.; BLM's Mike Austin.
The Endangered Species Act
The Endangered Species Act is one of the topics to be discussed at the Colorado Cattlemen's Association and Colorado CattleWomen's midwinter conference Dec. 4-5 in Colorado Springs.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters plans to survey the public about their knowledge of the causes of water pollution.
Dollars, Sense and Salmon
The Idaho Statesman offers reprints of its series, "Dollars, Sense and Salmon," on dams on the Lower Snake River.
Continental Divide Trail
The Continental Divide Trail Society now has a Web page for hikers to exchange information, etc.
Drawing from life
A review of Hannah Hinchman's "A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path to Place."
A chance to go wild
The Forest Service releases report recommending wild and scenic designation for rivers in the Uinta National Forest.
More ATVers than aliens
The BLM seeks to confine off-road vehicles to trails on Haystack Mountain near Roswell, N.M.
Another wild opportunity
The BLM brings six Colorado areas closer to possible wilderness designation by labeling them "roadless."