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Mission Blue butterfly

It's Endangered Species Day!

May 17, 2013
40 years on and the ESA continues to have growing pains
Rocky Mountain Front

Second call for bills affecting public lands in the West

March 5, 2013
There’s renewed movement in Congress on some legislation that would affect our public lands in a big way.
Gunnison sage grouse

Three high-profile species head toward federal protection

February 21, 2013
Wolverine, sage-grouse and lesser prairie-chicken may get ESA listing
NPS ranger

Natural resources and the fiscal cliff

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...
Fighting Creek Landfill Plant

Climate change talk to action in the West

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

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

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

October 13, 2012
Changes to critical habitat designations could have a chilling effect.

CMH Act and the Wilderness Debate: The Environment vs. The Economy

July 26, 2012
Colorado Senator Mark Udall has proposed new Wilderness designations for Colorado . But how will a Wilderness designation affect those involved, and...

Arkansas River/Browns Canyon National Monument designation

July 13, 2012
Will a National Monument designation be a good thing for the Arkansas River and Browns Canyon area?
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