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High Country News December 26, 2005

A New Green Revolution

Feature

A New Green Revolution

In Montana’s dying farm country, "vanguard agriculture" is putting people back to work on the land

Editor's Note

Thanks to the farmers

Supporting sustainable, local, organic food production is one way to reduce our ecological impact and restore the West’s rural communities

Dear Friends

Dear friends

Happy Holidays from HCN; festive recipes; Juan Butron wins award

Uncommon Westerners

The ranch wife, reinvented

Andrea Malmberg of Wyoming’s Twin Creek Ranch uses her gourmet cooking to put her ranch guests in touch with the land and with the food they eat

News

Roadless forest plans draw crowds — and lawsuits

Concerned citizens overflow a meeting in Delta, Colo., as a crucial deadline for protecting roadless areas in national forests nears

The Latest Bounce

Who rewrote Park Service’s management policies?; judge permits building of U.S.-Mexico border fence; Superintendent David Hunsaker leaves Utah’s Escalante National Monument; judge says Forest Service blew his ruling out of proportion

A desperate move to protect cattle ranchers

Wyoming Game and Fish plans to test feedgrounds elk and slaughter any that are infected with brucellosis in order to keep the disease from spreading to cattle

Where have all the rangers gone?

Budget crunches have thinned Forest Service staffing even as visitor numbers soar, making it hard to enforce regulations such as trail closures

Bipartisan uprising sinks public-lands selloff

Reps. Richard Pombo’s and Jim Gibbons’ controversial proposal to sell off public lands was pulled after both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and citizens rallied against it

Energy companies score massive refund checks

A federal judge has ordered the government to buy back offshore oil and gas leases that energy companies say can’t be developed, leading some to wonder if the BLM will have to do the same with leases in potential wilderness areas

Book Reviews

Politics, prejudice and predators

In Predatory Bureaucracy, Michael J. Robinson traces the history of the U.S. Biological Survey, particularly its war on wolves

A natural and cultural history of the Rocky Mountains

Gary Ferguson explores the history and culture of the backbone of the West in The Great Divide: The Rocky Mountains in the American Mind

The Sum of our Past: Revisiting Pioneer Women

In The Sum of Our Past, Judy Busk weaves personal memoir and historical research together as she retraces the Mormon and Oregon Trails in the modern "covered wagon" of her van

The Pictograph Murders

The Pictograph Murders by P.G. Karamesines, combines archaeology, witchcraft and murder in a chilling first novel set in Utah

Essays

Scandal and war fracture conservative coalition

The war in Vietnam destroyed a long-lasting liberal coalition; now, political scandals and the war in Iraq are threatening the conservative coalition that took its place

Backcountry Ranger

Backcountry seasonal ranger Tony Prendergast has spent much of the past six summers working in western Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest

Heard Around the West

Heard around the West

Evolution Amber Ale; wolves, bears and elk in Yellowstone; Starbucks vs. Sambuck’s; cows adopt an elk; PETA vs. your daddy the fisherman

Related Stories

Universities lag on organics

Montana’s land-grant universities have so far shown little interest in promoting organic agriculture

Organics and biofuels bring independence

More Montana farmers are starting to raise oilseed crops and produce their own biofuels to save on energy costs

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