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The Cost of a Comeback
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May 29, 2017

In this issue, we delve into some of the strange intersections between humans and animals. Associate editor Tay Wiles introduces us to members of Nevada’s Agriculture Enforcement Unit, who ride the range investigating a spate of mysterious bovine injuries, and for our cover story, writer Julia Rosen takes us into the paradoxical world of bighorn sheep conservation that's pitted conservationists against each other.

Feature

The cost of the bighorn comeback
The cost of the bighorn comeback
In California’s Eastern Sierra, bringing back bighorn has meant killing more mountain lions.
Meet Nevada’s cow cops
Meet Nevada’s cow cops
Where crime scene investigators ride the range.

Editor's Note

On nature and human nature
On nature and human nature
We’re tied to the natural world — despite our efforts to the contrary.

Current

Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
Zinke went to Bears Ears to listen, but supporters felt unheard
The Interior Secretary’s monument review is off to a complicated start.
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s former clients have big business with the department he would run.
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
Montana refuge divides tribes and ranchers
The American Prairie Reserve offers a controversial vision for an intact prairie ecosystem.
Latest:  Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Latest: Interior suspends resource advisory councils
Stakeholder groups have limited options to weigh in on federal policy-making.
Latest: Coal giant emerges from bankruptcy
Latest: Coal giant emerges from bankruptcy
Peabody is benefiting from the natural gas price hike.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
Elliott for all; Missed connections; Logging in monuments?

Essays

Anticipating the next ‘Big One’ in Anchorage
Anticipating the next ‘Big One’ in Anchorage
Can an imminent disaster draw tourists to Alaska’s largest city?

Book Reviews

Why are coyotes so polarizing?
Why are coyotes so polarizing?
A new book seeks to make sense of the hated canid’s history.
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.

Writers on the Range

Death on the river
Death on the river
As summer rafting season begins, safe passage to all river runners.

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