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  • What’s the NRA’s beef with roadless areas?

    A hunter and member of the National Rifle Association is angry at the way the group puts gun ownership above roadless areas, wildlife, and hunting

  • Are we ready to learn the lessons of fire and flood?

    Sen. Larry Craig’s suggestion that New Orleans’ 9th Ward be restored as a wetland may represent a newfound respect for the power of nature and the limits of the human ability to control it

  • Forest Service greases the skids for oil and gas

    The Forest Service wants to create a new type of "categorical exclusion" to make it easier for oil and gas drilling projects to be approved without environmental study or public input

  • The restoration will not be televised

    After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park is an anthology of articles chronicling the long-term effects of the 1988 fires on the park’s ecosystem and wildlife

  • Ferret recovery pioneer moves on

    District Ranger Bill Perry, who led the effort to help restore endangered black-footed ferrets, is leaving South Dakota’s Buffalo Gap National Grassland for a job in Washington, D.C.

  • Why this 'seasonal' rides the public’s range

    The writer looks for lightning strikes in Grand Teton National Park

  • Forest Service employees and activist face racketeering charges

    In Fawnskin, Calif., an activist and two Forest Service employees helped stop a condo development. Now they're getting sued under a federal racketeering act.

  • Tree rings reveal a fiery past — and future

    Tree-ring scientists Tom Swetnam and Julio Betancourt study past climatic conditions seeking clues to better forest management

  • Written in the Rings

    The study of tree rings opens a window into the West’s distant past, and warns us that the region’s future may be dangerously hot and dry

  • In a warming West, expect more fire

    A new scientific study predicts that overall wildfire size in the West will double by 2100 because of global warming

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