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July 21, 2014

Reflections on wilderness at 50, Craig Childs riding with motorheads in Utah, and what a historic moment for the Clean Air Act means for climate.

Feature

Reflections on the Wilderness Act at 50
Reflections on the Wilderness Act at 50
The concept may need some rethinking, but it's still an important way to preserve some of our most treasured land.
Motorheads gone wild
Motorheads gone wild
An off-roading conservationist navigates some gnarly landscape on the road to more protection for the Utah desert.

Editor's Note

A wild paradox
A wild paradox
How we interface with wilderness.

Current

A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
A historic moment for the Clean Air Act
How it arrived and how much it matters for the climate.
Is coal dead?
Is coal dead?
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
Gear companies go local
Gear companies go local
A new crop of manufacturers try to succeed without selling out.
Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?
Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?
As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states.
On booms and their remains
On booms and their remains
A North Dakota photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The “odd ungulate out” gets a tentative win.
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
The Latest: Mining battle update at Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau
State supreme court gives green light to tar sands permits.

Essays

The virtues of old-school car camping
The virtues of old-school car camping
Backwoods adventure isn't the only way to develop an affinity for the outdoors.
The death of backpacking?
The death of backpacking?
Younger people don’t seem interested in this outdoors tradition.

Book Reviews

Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
A subculture of automobiles on the Utah-Nevada desert.
An artist’s road to redemption
An artist’s road to redemption
Review of 'The Painter' by Peter Heller.
Mustang modification
Mustang modification
Review of 'The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs.'

Writers on the Range

We're prepared to buy back our own land
We're prepared to buy back our own land
The federal government created a land-ownership mess for Native Americans, but there is a way out of it.

Heard Around the West

WWII code talkers, cleaning Utah caverns and more
WWII code talkers, cleaning Utah caverns and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

Visitors from Maine to Montana
Visitors from Maine to Montana
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