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A year across the West through the eyes of our photographers
Our best longreads this year
Our best longreads this year
In 2018, we sought to challenge your most preciously held views of the West.
Delta flood’s carbon footprint, floodplain fallout and purple fungi fighters
Clinton flinches under Western pressure
Environmentalists' euphoria over President Bill Clinton's Western policies came to an abrupt end in late March, when the White House pulled public land reforms from its new budget.
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1993: The West, according to the NYT
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Forest Service is trying to turn over a new leaf, but critics have doubts
The U.S. Forest Service believes there is a clear patch of land in Montana that affords a clear view of the future's enlightened forestry. The problem is, the agency's own past sometimes sullies the view.
Wildlife 'refuges' play host to bombers, cattle and jetskiers
Wildlife refuges have never been just for wildlife. The 90 million-acre national wildlife refuge system also hosts military maneuvers, cattle, hunters, boaters and other "secondary" users.
BLM may adopt grazing incentive plan
Prodded by stinging internal audits" and the likelihood that Congress will pass a sweeping reform bill in 1993, Bureau of Land Management officials are pushing a new grazing fee policy they hope will resolve the controversy over use of public lands by livestock.
WIPP takes one giant step forward
A bitter, five-year congressional fight over the world's first engineered nuclear waste dump has been settled in time-honored fashion: in the back room.
Idaho may go to court to save salmon
The battle to save the endangered Snake River salmon from extinction heated up this month, as Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus threatened to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies responsible for salmon recovery plans.
Audubon's 'ranch' ungrazed, but used
It's hard to find prime grassland where you don't see signs of grazing. This is what makes the National Audubon Society's Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch near Elgin, Ariz., so valuable.
An Idaho forest is told: Log
Idaho's Clearwater National Forest has gone through three supervisors in the last four years as the debate over timber sales causes rifts in Montana and Idaho communities.
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Hopi-Navajo dispute enters new phase
In a bold move to resolve the bitter land dispute between the Hopi and Navajo tribes, the United States government is attempting to award the Native Americans about 500,000 acres surrounding Flagstaff.
Tactics, vision split Montana environmentalists
Last month the House of Representatives passed a 1.48 million-acre wilderness bill for Montana that brought cheers from cheers from some conservation groups and objections from others.
Is BLM running down a rare species?
On the wet meadows of western Colorado's Chance Gulch, a rare game bird's dance floor may soon be too hot to trot. These sage-covered hills and grassy draws support the last stable breeding population of the Gunnison sage grouse.
Can wolves coexist with cows?
The U.S. Forest Service may put cows back on land that the Arizona Game and Fish Department is studying for possible reintroduction of the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Glen Canyon law may draw foes together
Two days after Bill Clinton's election, an unlikely group met in Farmington, N.M., to talk about radically changing how decisions are made in the West. The conspirators were long-time enemies who came together to see if they could cooperate on one of the region's most contentious battles: the operation of Glen Canyon Dam.
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