Magazine
The Most Cooked-Up Catch

July 27, 2009

A "cap-and-trade" program for Alaskan and West Coast fisheries could save fish and take the edge off the dangerous multimillion-dollar fishing derby of the sea.

Feature

The Most Cooked-Up Catch
The Most Cooked-Up Catch
Saving fisheries -- and taking the edge off the dangerous derby of the sea.

Current

Revival or dam-nation?
Revival or dam-nation?
The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.

Editor's Note

Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas
Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas
Fisheries management is important to more than seafood lovers; it's a matter of life and death to Pacific Coast communities.

Uncommon Westerners

Nirvana on a backhoe
Nirvana on a backhoe
Kim Erion restores habitat using heavy equipment and a heartfelt connection to things like logs and rhododendrons.

Essays

The bare bones of life
The bare bones of life
The rocky, remote landscapes of the Southwest have long served astronomers as a metaphor for the surfaces of other planets.

Perspective

What we got here is a failure to collaborate
What we got here is a failure to collaborate
Wilderness advocates think Jonathan Jarvis is a good choice to head the National Park Service, but critics say he badly mishandled an oyster farming controversy in California.

Book Reviews

The meat of the matter
The meat of the matter
In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.
Forager, feed thyself
Forager, feed thyself
In the essays and recipes collected in Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook retraces his path from fast-food junkie to wild-food chef and gourmand.

Dear Friends

National visit-your-parents-in-Paonia week?
Visitors come to Paonia; new books from HCN authors.

Visualizing the Landscape

2,000 miles of controversy
2,000 miles of controversy
The new border wall may not be stopping all that many immigrants, but it's certainly having an impact on Southwestern wildlife.

Two Weeks in the West

The same old Sen. Reid?
The same old Sen. Reid?
Year after year, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has stood squarely in the path of every attempt to reform the 1872 Mining Law. Plus: The Energy Department wants to dump tons of deadly mercury, most likely in the West.

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