Audubon Magazine January-February 2011

A "gather" at a Bureau of Land Management site in Wyoming. In some areas, there are at least three times as many horses as the habitat can support. Matt Slaby

Saddle Sores

Feral horses are out of control in the American West, laying waste to vast tracts of wildlife habitat and imperiling native species. What’s worse, the public seems determined to keep it that way.

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Along the Florida-Georgia border are 80 quail hunting plantations that make up 300,000 acres of accidental nature reserve. Each year scientists and land managers burn tens of thousands of acres and use various other means to mi

The Enchanted Forest

An ancient cypress swamp thrives in the heart of South Carolina’s Low Country, spared from encroaching urban sprawl by a sweet-talking forest guardian and visitors’ goodwill.

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