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  • Sidebar Scientific superheroes

    Scientific superheroes

    A number of other researchers are also investigating new tools and tricks to help suppress invasive cheatgrass.

  • Editor's Note Salvation for our dam nation?

    Salvation for our dam nation?

    Although dam removals are occurring across the West, they're the exception more than the rule. And some dwindling species, like pallid sturgeon, may not be able to wait for our rivers to return to normal.

  • Sidebar Seed bought annually by the BLM

    Seed bought annually by the BLM

    A graph of seed quantity purchased by the agency

  • Sidebar Native plant growers face many challenges

    Native plant growers face many challenges

    Growing natives for restoration is a lot harder than growing conventional crops, and the volatile market for seed makes it even more difficult for seed producers to stay in business.

  • Feature Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass

    Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass

    A trio of dedicated scientists are testing out cutting-edge ways to finally turn the tide against the Great Basin's cheatgrass invasion, as the weed continues to cause devastating fires.

  • Sidebar Grand Canyon floods and native fish

    Grand Canyon floods and native fish

    Scientists thought periodic, controlled floods in the Grand Canyon might help native fish. But so far, there's little evidence they have.

  • Sidebar Pallid's PR problem

    Pallid's PR problem

    Why don't pallid sturgeon get more love?

  • Current The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    The great New Mexican juniper massacre

    On public land in New Mexico, firewood-hunters have illegally cut down hundreds of old-growth juniper trees, much to the dismay of the Bureau of Land Management and environmental activists.

  • Writers on the Range Giving names to smoke and fire

    Giving names to smoke and fire

    Why do we name fires?

  • Letters

    Madrona Murphy responds

  • Current (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.

  • Letters

    Misleading omissions

  • Multimedia Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Rantcast: Bringing back the mammoths

    Mike Branch explores the idea of Pleistocene rewildling, or bringing back the megafauna that roamed North America before humans extinguished them.

  • Writers on the Range A once-proud conservation group has lost its way

    A once-proud conservation group has lost its way

    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is waging war against wolves -- and alienating its supporters.

  • Current 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?

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