Vacancies, of course, limit how much federal firefighters can do. If Western communities want to be protected, they need to ensure that their firefighters receive better pay and benefits.More
Fire in the West is expected, and not so long ago, it seemed something the West experienced more than anywhere…More
This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves….
Image by Milo Weiler, via UnsplashMore
The region lived without them before, and it can live without them again. Now, nature is forcing our hand, telling us that it’s time to breach the dam and let the Colorado River run free.
Image above of Willow Creek Canyon once a popular side canyon for boaters. Now a sandy wash. Image courtesy of Glen Canyon Institute staff.More
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