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Review: Bargaining for Eden

27. January 2009

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Review: <i>Bargaining for Eden</i>

Writer Stephen Trimble watched Snowbasin, a small-time ski hill outside Salt Lake City, transform into another glitzy resort and wondered why. His book, Bargaining for Eden, which I reviewed for Orion Magazine in its Jan/Feb 2009 issue, offers introspection on how we utilize and live on our lands, set in contrast with the biography and actions of the reclusive billionaire behind the remaking of Snowbasin.

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My Mingus Immersion

27. January 2009

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My Mingus Immersion

In February 2005, Mountain Gazette published a long essay I wrote, exploring my compulsion to listen to the music of Charles Mingus when I'm driving through national parks and other open landscapes.

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Kinder, Gentler Dams?

27. January 2009

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Kinder, Gentler Dams?

"Off-channel" reservoirs - that don't block river courses - are all the rage among would-be dam builders these days, so I took a look at a few potential projects around the West for High Country News in September 2008 to see just how benign they are.

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