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Contents: May/June 2011


Quadratullah, a schoolteacher in Kabul, Afghanistan, with a copy of Ian Shive's The National Parks: Our American Landscape

Wilderness Diplomacy
One man's quest to change the way Afghans view America
LANDSCAPES BY IAN SHIVE | TEXT BY STEVE HAWK

Flathead Guardians
Victory lap via bike and raft through a wild valley rescued from Big Coal
AARON TEASDALE

Different Strokes
A buyer's guide to the sweetest kayaks, canoes, and SUPs
EUGENE BUCHANAN AND DAVE SHIVELY

Livelihoods on the Line
The cleanup is winding down, but the question remains: Would you eat an oyster from the Gulf of Mexico?
DOUGLAS McCOLLAM

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DEPARTMENTS

Spout
Repaying an old Afghan debt

Letters
Read what our readers have to say

Create
"No retreat, baby, no surrender"

Repurpose
Weave old roadmaps into a basket

Enjoy
º Grow weird fruit
º An even greener Turner
º Storied furniture

Ask Mr. Green
Mr. Green (still) loves hybrids

Grapple
º GOP contenders flip-flop on climate change
º Sympathy for the devils
º Charting big oil subsidies
º Up to Speed

Act
Haiti's toilet sweetheart

Explore
Paria Canyon, Utah and Arizona

Survive
Raging river, no bridge. Now what?

Innovate
Up-to-the-minute sun forecasts

Smile
A backpacker's luxurious hell

Comfort Zone
The art of passive retrofitting

Mixed Media
Trees sprout prophets, climbers, huggers, and champions

Bulletin
º The science guy
º Sierra's earliest issues online

Taking the Initiative
Culling the dirty-energy herd

Last Words
Merpeople


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