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The Desert That Breaks Annie Proulx’s Heart

April 13, 2009

Writer Annie Proulx takes an unsentimental view of Wyoming’s little-known and somewhat scarred Red Desert.

Feature

The desert that breaks Annie Proulx’s heart
The desert that breaks Annie Proulx’s heart
Writer Annie Proulx takes an unsentimental view of Wyoming’s little-known and somewhat scarred Red Desert.
Columbia Basin (Political) Science
Columbia Basin (Political) Science
Some fisheries scientists and environmentalists say the Bonneville Power Administration has had an unhealthy influence on salmon research in the Northwest.
Go Sell It On The Mountain
Go Sell It On The Mountain
For 30 years, local environmentalists have been fighting with Crested Butte’s owners over a proposed controversial expansion of the ski resort.

Editor's Note

The call of the semi-wild
The call of the semi-wild
Semi-wild rural landscapes, where humans mingle with wildlife, are a richer source of biodiversity than many Westerners realize.

Uncommon Westerners

Avalanches for dummies
Avalanches for dummies
A certified crash-test dummy known as Homer helps Montana engineering professor Robb Larson study the effects of avalanches on the human body.

Essays

Why I ride the Greyhound
Why I ride the Greyhound
Every passenger aboard a bus becomes a citizen of the world, contemplating the Western landscape as it passes by.

Perspective

Last rites and forgotten landscapes
Last rites and forgotten landscapes
The 12 young women whose bones were found on Albuquerque’s West Mesa led lives as unvalued as the sagebrush landscape that held their murdered bodies.

Book Reviews

Nonprofits reap the profits
Nonprofits reap the profits
Christine MacDonald takes on the unscrupulous executives who run big environmental groups in Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad.
Fishing for solace
Fishing for solace
In Yellowstone Autumn, Walter Wetherell describes a short season of solitary fly-fishing and contemplation in Yellowstone National Park.

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Two Weeks in the West

A ghost of the 1970s
A ghost of the 1970s
Bipartisan politics briefly returned to Washington, D.C., with the passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. Also: A map highlights some of the newly protected lands in the West.

How it Works

Conservation or cop-out?
Conservation or cop-out?
A lack of participation could scuttle voluntary conservation agreements designed to protect species like New Mexico’s lesser prairie chickens and sand dune lizards.

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