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Our 7 favorite features of the year
Our 7 favorite features of the year
Did you miss one of the stories that explored the lesser-known West?
The best photos of 2017: wildfire, protests and bears
The best photos of 2017: wildfire, protests and bears
What caught our eye this year.
Glacier fires; nonsensical monument boundaries; alpine sublime
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How to get there from here
Tips for hitchhiking in the West.
Clinton vs. Foley
As President Clinton unveils his plan for protecting the old trees and declining species in Northwest forests, he disturbed a big bear on the trail: Democrat Thomas S. Foley, the longtime congressman from Washington state.
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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.