Sustaining Watersheds

Issue 3  Fall 1997
Issue cover
Sustaining watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. Rural communities that live within nature's limits. Fall 1997.
A Global Constitution

New trade negotiations aim to further reduce barriers to the free flow of investment throughout the world. But one person’s “trade barrier” may be someone else’s “local control.” Where will it lead?

Applegate Partners

The Northwest's timber wars are well reported; what is less well known are the communities that are working together to steward their lands and waters. Applegate is one of those communiites.

Gifts To the Future

The Millennium is not just for world leaders and advertisers; everyone can create imaginative and meaningful ways to celebrate this threshold moment; Philip Bogdonoff has some ideas.

Restorative Grazing

Ranchers and environmentalists have fought for years over grazing practices, which many say damage grasslands and streambeds. But now some are finding that cattle can help restore degraded land.

Race Dialogue & Common Work

If civil rights failed to break down race barriers, what can? Francis Moore Lappé and Paul Du Bois report on community initiatives to cross the racial divide

Once In 1,000 Years

Forget the hype, the Millennium is an opportunity for reflection and action, and everyone can be part of it.

Applegate Partners

The Northwest's timber wars are well reported; what is less well known are the communities that are working together to steward their lands and waters. Applegate is one of those communiites.

Citizen Policy Wonks

An experimental Citizens’ Panel shows ordinary citizens can deal with complex ethical issues raised by the information age; these decisions needn’t be left to “experts”

Gifts of Self

The word gift has an interesting double meaning – it is both that which we give away and a natural talent or endowment. What’s the connection?

Sustaining Watersheds

The rural communities of the Pacific Northwest are reaching the limits of a way of life. Many find it more difficult to sustain themselves as they had in the past. But increasingly, community leaders are finding a new way of building a future.

Transformation in Cyberspace

Cyberspace is altering consciousness and the nature of human relations. Here are the results of some experiments with the transformative potential of cyberspace