Before you sleep on the ground, read this

By Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff

What fun: You’re going on a guided outdoor trip. As you get ready, here are some tips from actual guides…

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Ditch “inefficiencies” give us wetlands

By Richard Knight

Imagine Westerners waking up one morning only to discover that many of their most cherished wetlands have dried up, gone….

Since 1917, five generations have lived along the Animas Consolidated Ditch outside of Durango, CO, Patty Zink pictured, courtesy Dave Marston

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An ugly tower threatens Bears Ears National Monument

By Mark Maryboy

My Navajo homeland is the great expanse of land between four sacred mountains in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah….

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Road failure in Wyoming reveals a housing crisis

By Molly Absolon

I live in Victor, Idaho—one of Jackson, Wyoming’s, bedroom communities. Every day, roughly 3,400 Idaho residents drive over Teton Pass…

Photo courtesy Wyoming Dept. of Transportation

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Autumn at a cattle ranch in Colorado near Ridgway – County Road 12, Craig Zerbe Photo
The public launch ramp at Antelope Point, late March, 2021
Photograph courtesy of Ted Williams
Lesser Prairie Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) performing dancing or “drumming” on a lek (mating display), in northern Oklahoma, USA.

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