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Drilling rig

Survey says: Westerners, lawmakers at odds over natural resources

Posted: February 17, 2013
The Western States Survey makes it clear there’s a disconnect between many voters and the officials we put into office. It also show that Westerners...

Putting a thumb on the scale in favor of preservation

Posted: February 6, 2013
Merced River

A tale of two rivers

Posted: January 30, 2013
Yosemite seeks to balance preservation and public desire
Blackfeet Women Against Fracking

What's the rush? Watching Blackfeet O&G drilling near...

Posted: January 14, 2013
Like so many places across the country, the recent natural gas boom has led the Landman back to the Blackfeet.
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?
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