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The Great Salmon Compromise
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December 8, 2014

A massive compromise to save Columbia Basin salmon, Gunnison sage grouse gets protection, pet tortoises still threaten wild ones, and a fresh look at wolves’ impacts on Yellowstone.

Feature

The great salmon compromise
The great salmon compromise
The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers?

Editor's Note

Current

Range report
Range report
What the BLM can (and can’t) tell us about the state of rangeland health.
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
A fix for the desert tortoise
A fix for the desert tortoise
Prolific pets continue to threaten their wild cousins.
Alaska’s energy labs
Alaska’s energy labs
Hybrid technologies help distribute power in isolated communities.
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Have returning wolves really saved Yellowstone?
Researchers fear that some damage can’t be undone.
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Latest: Illegal marijuana grows busted in Colorado
The Forest Service seized more than 100,000 plants on public lands.
The Latest: A new tactic to quell Owen’s Valley dust
The Latest: A new tactic to quell Owen’s Valley dust
Los Angeles tries to save water and mitigate effects of sucking the valley dry.

Essays

When neighbors spray herbicides next to your organic crop
When neighbors spray herbicides next to your organic crop
Living together with local resentments in Northern California.

Book Reviews

New Mexico interregnum
New Mexico interregnum
Review of “Backlands: A Novel of the American West” by Michael McGarrity.
Finding an inner compass
Finding an inner compass
Review of “Steal the North” by Brittain Bergstrom.
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Contemporary photographs of 19th century art
Review of "Karl Bodmer's America Revisited" by Robert Lindholm.

Heard Around the West

Los Angelenos earn money off lawns, an 'extreme walker' and more
Los Angelenos earn money off lawns, an 'extreme walker' and more
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Come to the HCN holiday open house!
Our annual open house is December 11th; cavers and consultants visit the office.

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