Items by Nathan Rice

Seeking balance in Oregon's timber country
Seeking balance in Oregon's timber country
Can logging towns and old-growth forests both thrive in the Northwest?
Lawmakers scramble to fix the funding problem in Oregon’s timber counties
Lawmakers scramble to fix the funding problem in Oregon’s timber counties
A few of the proposals to stop the bleeding in rural timber-dependent counties.
Northwest Forest Plan timeline
Northwest Forest Plan timeline
A brief history of the Northwest Forest Plan
Bigger fires and evolving threats force changes in the Northwest Forest Plan
Bigger fires and evolving threats force changes in the Northwest Forest Plan
Dynamic forests require flexible management
Saving threatened Utah prairie dogs -- on private property
Saving threatened Utah prairie dogs -- on private property
Can a new approach to conservation help landowners and endangered species coexist?
A scrappy community ski hill hangs on in Colorado
A scrappy community ski hill hangs on in Colorado
In Lake City, Colo., the state's oldest ski lift is still hauling skiers up modest slopes at even more modest prices.
The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout
The logging town of Darrington, Wash., fights to save a fire lookout
A lawsuit raises questions about how far environmentalists should go to keep wilderness 'untrammeled.'
A former Green Mountain fire lookout tells his story
A former Green Mountain fire lookout tells his story
"Lightbulb" Winders recounts his experiences as the last lookout on Green Mountain.
Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility
Boulder, Colo., votes for energy independence -- from its utility
After a hard-fought political campaign the town of Boulder passed a ballot initiative allowing it to create its own municipal utility in order to help reach its ambitious environmental goals.
Oregon natural gas export terminal gets first approval
It could become the first export facility on the U.S. West Coast
Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?
Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?
A former Grand Canyon National Park superintendent believes that corporate pressure may have undermined a proposed ban on disposable water bottles in the park.
Mining claim markers kill thousands of Nevada birds
Outdated plastic pipes create a silent menace
The forgotten North Cascades grizzly bear
The forgotten North Cascades grizzly bear
As grizzly bear populations in the Rockies rebound, the great bruins face extirpation in the North Cascades. Can they hang on until the feds fund recovery?
Breathing clean air comes in second in Congress
Breathing clean air comes in second in Congress
House bills to delay air pollution standards move on to the Senate.
How to snag a grizzly: Biologists search for carnivores in the North Cascades
Boulder's energy future on the ballot
Colorado's progressive hub wants to create its own electric utility
U.S. House attacks Clean Air Act
Four bills would gut health, environmental regulations
Fish fight on the Elwha
Wild fish advocates threaten lawsuit over hatchery restoration plan
The costs of climate change
New studies show the expense of sea level rise and look at the human side of a warming North
Wilderness for ANWR?
Greater protection considered for Arctic coastal plain
Reporter's notebook: How to snag a grizzly
HCN heads to the hills with biologists in search of rare carnivores
A wild week in Washington
A wolf pack and a grizzly emerge from the shadows of the Cascades
Stream access laws on private lands in the West
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide
California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.
States work conservation into trust lands management
States work conservation into trust lands management
Urban sprawl helps spur new efforts at compromise in managing state trust lands.
State trust lands at a glance
State trust lands at a glance
The West's state trust lands form a complex patchwork, and each state manages them differently.
Northwest coal port ignites controversy
Mayor of Bellingham, Wash., unites with local opposition
When is a Jeep trail not a road?
When it's in a creek in Canyonlands National Park, rules federal judge
Wolverines in unexpected places
Wolverines in unexpected places
The first confirmed evidence of wolverines in Oregon since 1992 shows up in surprising photographs.
Will genetically modified salmon be labelled?
Feds don't require it, but states are considering stricter regulations
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