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They've used their natural instincts--not to mention their time and their money--to make the great outdoors greater

Return of the Native: Cutthroat Trout Comeback

When Roger Lang went looking for westslope cutthroat trout near his ranch in southwestern Montana, he climbed high in the mountains--very high. "We were ranging up between 8,000 and 9,500 feet, above the treeline," says Lang, 46, a software entrepreneur turned conservationist with a passion for saving a species of trout first described by Lewis and Clark in the early 19th century.

Lang, a Californian, sold his company for some $300 million, and with part of the proceeds he and his wife Cynthia bought the 18,000-acre Sun Ranch in Cameron, Mont., from actor Steven...

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