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February 6, 2017

As a new administration begins to overhaul U.S. regulatory system, we take a deeper look at the meaning of wilderness. Florence Williams, in our cover feature, tags along on an Idaho outing along a "River of No Return." The experience proved transformative for many of the women, damaged by the war, who found solace in nature.

Feature

River of healing
River of healing
How a group of veterans found solace on the River of No Return.

Editor's Note

Current

Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
The wildlife refuge system is more vulnerable than ever.
Latest: Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis
Latest: Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis
The moratorium will extend for 20 years.
Latest: Second male jaguar spotted in Arizona
Latest: Second male jaguar spotted in Arizona
New draft recovery plan for the Southwest released.
A new use for old produce
A new use for old produce
Inside the cross-border operation that saves fresh food from the trash.
Young people are suing over climate change
Young people are suing over climate change
The Constitution may hold the key to climate action.
As Trump takes power, the House targets regulations
As Trump takes power, the House targets regulations
At stake is the power agencies have long used to protect people and nature.
Trump on energy; Obamacare numbers; guerilla archiving
Trump on energy; Obamacare numbers; guerilla archiving
HCN.org news in brief.

Essays

Naked in the desert
Naked in the desert
The sunburned, imperfect and deeper wild of the human body.

Book Reviews

How to see the urban wild
How to see the urban wild
Practical advice for the nature-lonely city-dweller.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.

Writers on the Range

All the presidents’ dogs
All the presidents’ dogs
What sort of canine companion might Donald Trump bring to the White House?

Heard Around the West

Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

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