Items by Jared Farmer

How my Californian father adapted to Utah
How my Californian father adapted to Utah
He found solace in growing fruit trees, but never quite made the Beehive state his home.
Photos: My father the Californian
Reclaiming the low country
Jared Farmer speaks in praise of Utah’s neglected “low country” landscapes – places like Utah Lake.
Pictures and politics`
A review of "Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau" cites beautiful photographs by Jack Dykinga and intriguing text by Charles Bowden.
How to talk Western
Thomas L. Clark's new book, "Western Lore and Language: A Dictionary for Enthusiasts of the American West," documents Western slang.
A daunting, beautiful place
The 1.7 million acres at the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contain a wide variety of landscapes, life zones and archaeological treasures.
Salt Lake has an Olympian traffic jam
Utah's plan to enlarge I-15 in Salt Lake City worries some environmentalists, farmers and hunters, who say the proposed highway corridor includes lakeside wetlands and farmland.
A summer of smoke and ashes
Marines and Army soldiers help firefighters in the most intense fire season since 1969.
Devils Tower may get a second name
Some Wyoming residents object to Superintendent Deborah Liggett's talk of renaming Devils Tower to something less offensive to Native Americans who regard the site as sacred.
Babbitt takes the offensive on Utah wilderness
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt begins a partial wilderness re-inventory of lands in the Utah Wilderness Coalition's 5.7 million-acre proposal that had not qualified under the BLM's inventory.
Recreation fee startles locals
The Forest Service wants to charge an entrance fee for the popular Mount Lemmon recreation area just outside Tucson, Ariz.
A "bizarre" alliance fights logging
An uneasy alliance of local Hispanics and out-of-town environmentalists protests logging on the embattled Taylor Ranch near San Luis, Colo.
Park Service preys on lake trout
Yellowstone Park begins an open season on the proliferating lake trout, in an attempt to aid threatened cutthroat trout.
BIA comes under fire - again
In one of the largest class action suits ever filed against the federal government, 300,000 Native Americans are demanding a full statement of their individual Indian Money Accounts from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Drought ' heat = fire
Southwestern drought kindles an early and fierce fire season, especially in Arizona and New Mexico.
The history of two canyons, in photographs
Robert H. Webb's "Grand Canyon, A Century of Change" and Eleanor Inskip's "The Colorado River through Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell" are reviewed.
The salvage rider - down, but not quite out
The once-unbeatable, notorious salvage logging rider takes hits from all three branches of government - but still remains in place.
Clean air victory in Colorado
The polluting, coal-fired Hayden Power Plant in northeastern Colorado agrees to reform, to activists' delight.
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