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July 25, 2016

How salmon has become a battleground over sovereignty for Alaska tribes. Plus, dampening Glen Canyon Dam's effects, the dangers of drones and the Northwest's new battle over logging.

Feature

Salmon power
Salmon power
A historic legal victory could give Alaska tribes more control over their fish, wildlife and homelands.

Current

Latest: EPA won’t regulate logging road runoff
Latest: EPA won’t regulate logging road runoff
EPA says the Clean Water Act is enough to ensure stream health.
Latest: The BLM to study surgical sterilization of wild horses
Latest: The BLM to study surgical sterilization of wild horses
As ever, changes to the agency’s wild horse policy have sparked controversy.
‘Keep It in the Ground’ prompts online oil and gas leasing auctions
‘Keep It in the Ground’ prompts online oil and gas leasing auctions
Protests against drilling on public lands continue.
Drones: the good, the bad and the ugly
Drones: the good, the bad and the ugly
As the aerial technology increases in popularity, so do its impacts.
New measures could reduce Glen Canyon Dam’s impact on the Grand Canyon — a bit
New measures could reduce Glen Canyon Dam’s impact on the Grand Canyon — a bit
As long as the dam remains in place, impacts are inevitable.
BLM moves away from landmark Northwest Forest Plan
BLM moves away from landmark Northwest Forest Plan
Court showdown may force the agency to reconsider its Pacific Northwest logging goals.
FBI nabs BLM bombing suspect; Wyoming wind resistance; unofficial border patrol
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
Land transfer battles rage on, county by county
The American Lands Council supports local control but keeps its list of member counties secret.

Editor's Note

Essays

The Chickadee Symphony
The Chickadee Symphony
A composer reflects on three decades of birdsong.

Writers on the Range

Book Reviews

See new pictures of the desert’s natural art
See new pictures of the desert’s natural art
In ‘Death Valley: Painted Light,’ the landscape takes on abstract forms.
On those who live and die along the border
On those who live and die along the border
Two new books look at the ever-changing face of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Heard Around the West

Badger bandits, rodeo justice and the end of a beloved sidewalk
Badger bandits, rodeo justice and the end of a beloved sidewalk
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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