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February 2, 2015

Public land access problems frustrate hikers and hunters; why greens are mad at the California governor; how balanced rocks can help us predict earthquake risk; explorations in an urban wilderness.

Feature

Private property blocks access to public lands
Private property blocks access to public lands
Public lands belong to everyone. But private landowners can make it hard to get to them.

Current

Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
The California governor has made bold moves on climate — but greens are disgruntled.
Deportation relief
Deportation relief
Program could help immigrant families stay in the U.S.
Balanced rocks can tell us about earthquake risk
Balanced rocks can tell us about earthquake risk
Seismologists study precarious boulders to determine how hard the ground might shake.
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
The Latest: Rio Grande water
The Latest: Rio Grande water
A shortfall in water deliveries may lead to more fighting.
'I Am Alaskan'
'I Am Alaskan'
The surprising diversity of the 49th state, through Brian Adams’ lens.

Editor's Note

Essays

Half-Blind Valley
Half-Blind Valley
Explorations in an urban wilderness.

Book Reviews

Galloping beyond the cliché
Galloping beyond the cliché
Review of art exhibit “William Matthews: Trespassing” at DAM
On the edge of Custer’s last stand
On the edge of Custer’s last stand
Review of “Far As the Eye Can See” by Robert Bausch.
Love in a post-apocalyptic world
Love in a post-apocalyptic world
Review of “California” by Edan Lepucki.

Writers on the Range

Heard Around the West

Goats at the table, and bobcats on (in) the grill…
Goats at the table, and bobcats on (in) the grill…
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.

Dear Friends

We’re hiring – in D.C.!
We’re hiring – in D.C.!
HCN needs a D.C. correspondent; visitors came to call.

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