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Comparing Applies and…Parsnips?

Around the Campfire #73,  July 24, 2017 State Trust Lands are often misunderstood in terms of both their character and their management.  THEY ARE NOT PUBLIC LANDS, but are instead the subject of a public trust created to support the education of New Mexico’s children.  (Emphasis in original.) –New Mexico State Land Office Website, Aubrey […]

House Logging Bill Guts Federal Environmental Laws, Privatizes Public Lands

Western Environmental Law Center We use the power of the law to safeguard the wildlife, wildlands, and communities of the American West. House Logging Bill (HR 2936) Guts Federal Environmental Laws, Literally Privatizes Public Lands, Creates Logging Free-for-All (Statement 6/21/17) WILDLANDS 6/21/2017 Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives begins its consideration of HR 2936, known […]

Revise your Ideas of Family Planning History

By Richard Grossman, MD, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Durango. Reach him at This article was originally published in the Durango (Colorado) Herald. © Richard Grossman MD, 2017  Malthus was the first person to make the connection between increasing human population causing problems, correct? And, of course, Margaret Sanger was the first to […]

They can’t get away with murder anymore!

Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife  Flawed ‘McKittrick’ Policy Ruled Unlawful  For immediate release June 22, 2017 Contacts: Bethany Cotton, WildEarth Guardians,, 406.414.7227 Judy Calman, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance,, 505.615.5020 Tucson, AZ — Late yesterday, a federal judge threw out the Department of Justice’s flawed ‘McKittrick […]