Magazine
Life After Old Growth

September 27, 2004

The battle over Northwestern old-growth forests is raging again, but behind the scenes, some locals are trying to make peace. Also in this issue: In Wyoming, Gov. Dave Freudenthal tries to put the brakes on the oil and gas leasing rush, but the drilling frenzy continues across the West.

Feature

Life After Old Growth
The battle over Northwestern old-growth forests is raging again, but behind the scenes, some locals are trying to make peace

Sidebar

A timber town learns to care for the forest
Lakeview, Ore., survived the drop in the timber economy by learning to take care of its forests

Editor's Note

Look who’s in the conflict business now
A rising number of Westerners are committed to local solutions that benefit both the land and communities

Uncommon Westerners

Bucking the trends: Black Hills crusader Marvin Kammerer
Black Hills rancher Marvin Kammerer helped form the Black Hills Alliance in South Dakota to work for social justice and the environment

Essays

When yesterday’s garbage becomes today’s collectible
A visit to Glass Beach in California leads to dumpster-diving on a grand scale, and offers a preview of future geologic strata

Book Reviews

Forgotten borderland
In "They Treated Us Just Like Indians," anthropologist Paula Wagoner explores the worlds of Bennett County, S.D., where whites and Indians live together in not-always-easy proximity
Dang crazy women
In their latest anthology, Crazy Woman Creek, Linda Hasselstrom, Gaydell Collier and Nancy Curtis gather the authentic voices of Western women of all kinds

Perspective

Utah's wilderness warriors reply
Scott Groene of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance disagrees with a recent High Country News essay about the best way to protect our remaining wilderness

Heard Around the West

Heard Around the West
BlueRibbon Coalition director in trouble; recycling etiquette; Most Livable Communities don’t come cheap; Bed and Breakfast Beagle in Idaho; UFO Watchtower; Bruce Willis fined by EPA

Dear Friends

Dear friends
End of summer visitors to HCN; ex-interns make good; corrections

News

Energy companies rush the West
In Wyoming, Gov. Dave Freudenthal tries to put the brakes on the oil and gas leasing rush, but the drilling frenzy continues across the West
Follow-up
Energy Department, Bechtel Jacobs mess up shipping of radioactive waste; Interior Department’s damaged records of Indian trust accounts; public comment time extended on Roadless Rule
Tribes ‘buy in’ to restore their river
Oregon’s Warm Spring Indians become co-owners of the Pelton-Round Butte Dam Complex and hope to restore salmon runs on the Deschutes River
In a warming West, expect more fire
A new scientific study predicts that overall wildfire size in the West will double by 2100 because of global warming
For endangered species, survival no longer enough
Two rulings say the Fish and Wildlife Service needs to take into account endangered species recovery as well as survival when it comes to development
Racetrack
Private-property rights group wants to overhaul Oregon’s land-use laws; Initiative 297 in Washington would prohibit Hanford Nuclear Reservation from accepting more waste; Fish and Wildlife Service opens more refuges to hunting and fishing
Utah’s favorite sons battle for governor
In Utah, Democrat Scott Matheson Jr. is duking it out with Republican Jon Huntsman Jr. for the governor’s seat
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