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  • A dustup over weed control

    The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and land managers welcome the policy.

  • Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Conservation development is supposed to reduce the habitat fragmentation caused by exurban sprawl -- but it only works if it's done right.

  • Don’t move a mussel

    Boaters, kayakers, anglers and other recreationists can help stop the spread of quagga mussels and other aquatic invasives by following a few simple rules.

  • Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Is there a way through the West's bitter wild horse wars?

    Activists push compromise as the controversial federal mustang management program reaches a breaking point, with more horses in captivity than roam the range.

  • Killing for conservation in national parks

    Killing for conservation in national parks

    Getting weeds out of the national parks is an endless war that can never be won, but many Park Service employees are willing - and happy - warriors.

  • The Latest: Quagga mussels invade Lake Powell

    The Latest: Quagga mussels invade Lake Powell

    There’s still time to combat the invasive, destructive mussels before they colonize the reservoir

  • Tiny stream invaders may harm Western trout

    The tiny New Zealand mud snails that are rapidly invading the West’s waters may pose a threat to the region’s trout

  • Two weeks in the West

    Quagga mussels hit the jackpot in Nevada; Lakes Mead and Powell are in trouble; lots and lots and lots of snow – and a few ambitious ski resorts; and Colorado is building a vegetated overpass for wildlife on I-70.

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