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The Forever War
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January 25, 2016

Why Wildlife Services continues to kill predators, despite decades of research on nonlethal methods. Plus, how the public could pay for coal cleanup and a look at Malheur's quieter moments.

Feature

Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
The federal agency has been researching nonlethal means to protect livestock for decades. So why is it still killing so many carnivores?

Current

Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Can re-engineering the family ranch help it survive climate change?
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Latest: Yellowstone officials to cull hundreds of bison
Meanwhile, Montana released a plan to let bison roam year-round outside the park.
Coal company bankruptcies jeopardize reclamation
Coal company bankruptcies jeopardize reclamation
The public could foot the bill for billions in cleanup costs.
Fracking illness reports, fisher release and the worth of permafrost
A tale of two BLM mascots
A tale of two BLM mascots
Johnny Horizon and Seymour Antelope show the agency's changing focus.

Editor's Note

Essays

The tree in the river
The tree in the river
A writer ponders a remnant of past disaster.

Writers on the Range

Multimedia

Photos: A protest over imprisoned ranchers becomes an occupation of a wildlife refuge
Photos: A protest over imprisoned ranchers becomes an occupation of a wildlife refuge
In eastern Oregon, the latest iteration of the Sagebrush Rebellion.

Book Reviews

Rock art and the struggle for preservation
Rock art and the struggle for preservation
Review of Jonathan Bailey's "Rock art: A Vision of a Vanishing Cultural Landscape."
The road to better eating, in an era of compromise
The road to better eating, in an era of compromise
A review of Megan Kimble's "Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food."

Heard Around the West

Taking down feline marauders and surviving “feral” landscapes
Taking down feline marauders and surviving “feral” landscapes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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