Magazine
Voyage of the Dammed

June 1, 2009

A small band of enthusiasts wants to re-engineer Western waterways with the help of a humble, hardworking professional: the beaver.

Feature

Voyage of the Dammed
Voyage of the Dammed
A small band of enthusiasts wants to re-engineer Western waterways with the help of a humble, hardworking professional: the beaver.
Rebooting Urban Watersheds
Rebooting Urban Watersheds
In California, grassroots activists work to restore damaged East Bay waterways and the impoverished communities that surround them.

Editor's Note

The river wilder
The river wilder
River restoration is a complex business, whether you’re talking about Colorado’s fast-moving Gunnison River or the polluted urban waterways of San Francisco’s East Bay.

Uncommon Westerners

Rise up swinging
Rise up swinging
Twenty-year-old Duran “Junior” Caferro wants to be a good father, encourage healthcare reform – and knock down whoever comes up against him in the boxing ring.

Essays

Natural comfort
Natural comfort
It seems romantic to die alone in the wild, until you begin to lose the people you love

Book Reviews

Forestry from the inside
Forestry from the inside
The newspaper columns collected in Mary Stuever’s The Forester’s Log give an insider’s view of the challenges facing Western forests today.
Old trees, new ideas, and humility
Old trees, new ideas, and humility
In Old Growth in the New World, 28 writers and experts debate whether and how the Pacific Northwest’s old-growth forests should be managed.

Dear Friends

Visitors from underground
Visitors from underground
Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.

News

States rev up ORV rules
States rev up ORV rules
While federal public-land agencies dither, some Western states are cracking down on off-road vehicle problems.

Focus

California prepares for the next burn
California prepares for the next burn
Public officials – and even homeowners – are beginning to accept the inevitability of wildfires in the Golden State.

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