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  • Two weeks in the West

    Two weeks in the very arid West means dry ski slopes, destructive wildfires, unending drought and unhappy bears; timber mills are victims of housing collapse; costs of carbon dioxide and its removal.

  • Trapped by fire on a mountain lookout

    Trapped by fire on a mountain lookout

    Dixie Boyle recalls the Trigo Fire, which came unnervingly close to the lookout she staffed in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico.

  • Fire, fire everywhere

    Despite the growing threat of Western wildfire, most of us are still pretending it will go away if we just ignore it.

  • Change we could believe in

    Change we could believe in

    How to fix the West by consolidating land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

  • Fire and ancient forests belong together

    Matthew Koehler says that fire and old-growth forests are longtime allies, not natural foes.

  • This is the time to make land management make sense

    Ed Quillen has suggestions for how to fix the West by consolidating the federal land agencies and charging people to build in Stupid Zones.

  • Two weeks in the West

    The West is on fire; Dick Cheney exposed; toning down RS-2477; and firefighting statistics

  • Can the Forest Service get back on track?

    Can the Forest Service get back on track?

    Recovering integrity and efficiency after President Bush leaves office.

  • (Don't) Let it burn

    (Don't) Let it burn

    A "temporary" policy change requires Forest Service firefighters to put out fires they might have let burn in previous years, for fear of them raging out of control.

  • A Wyoming forest yearns to burn

    Bill Sniffin warns that Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest is ready to go up in flames.

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