Magazine
Salmon Salvation

May 4, 2009

Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.

Feature

Salmon Salvation
Salmon Salvation
Obama’s new political order, backed by the legal acumen of Judge James Redden, may help the Northwest’s salmon survive and end the era of the Lower Snake River dams.
High Noon
High Noon
Environmentalists are arguing passionately over large-scale solar development on California's Mojave Desert.

Current

Busted in Rio Blanco
Busted in Rio Blanco
Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.

Editor's Note

For the love of wasteland
For the love of wasteland
Is it possible to develop large-scale solar projects and transmission lines without sacrificing the West’s wide-open landscapes and deserts?

Essays

Schmear campaign
Schmear campaign
How do you find a really good bagel in a place like Missoula, Mont.?

Dear Friends

Visitors going and coming
Visitors going and coming; Betty Fussell’s new book, Raising Steaks; farewell to forester Leo Goebel

Two Weeks in the West

The West dissected
The West dissected
The Environmental Working Group and other organizations have released detailed studies of the West along the lines of Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Report Card. Also: The economic stimulus package has money for Western national parks and monuments.

Focus

From grass to grains
From grass to grains
The local food growers in Oregon’s Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project see a unique opportunity in today’s economic crisis.

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