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NPS ranger

Natural resources and the fiscal cliff

Posted: December 14, 2012
I’ve heard little discussion of how this swan dive off the so-called fiscal cliff will affect our natural resources. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve...
Waterfowl hunters

Senate calls a foul on Sportsmen’s Act

Posted: November 29, 2012
The high profile bill (S. 3525), which was authored and championed by Jon Tester (D-MT) would, among other things, increase access to public lands...
Arches NP

Instagram gratification: DOI’s photo site dazzles with public land...

Posted: November 21, 2012
Introducing the DOI's Instagram project - procrastinators beware.
Fighting Creek Landfill Plant

Climate change talk to action in the West

Posted: November 13, 2012
Why are we, along with the innovators mentioned above, turning talk to action in the West? The wildfires, scrawny cattle and drought-flattened farms...
Rosebud mine

Of coal and cows in eastern Montana

Posted: October 30, 2012
As the Montana Department of Environmental Quality mulls an expansion of a coal strip mine east of Billings, the public has an opportunity to give...

Oil and Gas Management Decisions for the White River National Forest

Posted: October 26, 2012
What impact will recent Forest Service and BLM oil and gas management proposals have on the White River National Forest?
Mexican spotted owls

Putting a price tag on existence

Posted: October 13, 2012
Changes to critical habitat designations could have a chilling effect.
Conundrum Hot Springs

Wilderness limited: Are we adaptable to crowding and a loss of...

Posted: October 1, 2012
Maroon Bells-Snowmass was one of areas originally protected with the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964. In advance of its 50th anniversary, the...

Jaguar versus the copper mine

Posted: September 14, 2012
Roughly 30 miles south of Tucson, smack in the middle of the Santa Rita Mountains portion of the Sky Islands is where a Canadian company, Augusta...

Celebrating the discovery of new (eew) clawed spider

Posted: August 31, 2012
The discovery of a new spider family reminds us how important conservation of all species is.
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