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Dinosaur Wars
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August 19, 2013

A stunning fossil site is found in Montana, but will it ever be studied by scientists? Plus Navajo activist Klee Benally, edible invasives, environmental lawsuits, photographs from a Hotshot on the line, debate over grizzly numbers in Greater Yellowstone and more.

Feature

Dinosaur Wars
Dinosaur Wars
Startling, one-of-a-kind fossils are unearthed in Montana – and shunned by scientists.

Current

The environmental lawsuit sue-and-settle spin cycle
The environmental lawsuit sue-and-settle spin cycle
Are settlements between environmentalists and the federal agencies they sue sweetheart deals?
New study questions how Greater Yellowstone bears are counted
New study questions how Greater Yellowstone bears are counted
Uncertainty over the health of grizzly population arises as officials consider removing it from the Endangered Species list.
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Severe drought forces a moment of truth for the Klamath
Irrigation shutoffs in the river's upper basin may finally help move a historic water deal on the Oregon-California border.
The Latest: Fish & Wildlife to shoot thousands of barred owls
The Latest: Fish & Wildlife to shoot thousands of barred owls
The purge, meant to help threatened spotted owls, could begin this fall.
Gnawing away at invasives
Gnawing away at invasives
Eating our way out of an invasive species invasion.

Editor's Note

Writing down the bones
Writing down the bones
The story behind this issue's cover feature, about a startling dinosaur discovery in Montana and ensuing scientific controversy.

Uncommon Westerners

Diné activist protests wastewater-to-snow scheme
Diné activist protests wastewater-to-snow scheme
Fighting for the environment is just part of this Navajo's cultural identity.

Essays

The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert
The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert
Looking back on Bazy Tankersley: publisher, rancher and conservationist

Multimedia

A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
Get a rare peek into what it's really like on the job.

Book Reviews

Tools 'R' Us
Tools 'R' Us
A review of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl
Mourning before departure
Mourning before departure
A review of The Days Are Gods by Liz Stephens
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait
A review of photographer Craig Varjabedian's photography book Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico portrait.

Heard Around the West

River tubing mishaps and more
River tubing mishaps and more
Heard Around the West for August 19, 2013: river rafting mishaps, retraining drug sniffer dogs, and more.

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