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Public land — a true blessing

By Dave Marston

At every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for. It puts new…

Green River from White-Rim in Canyonlands National Park near Moab UT Oct.-2022 credit Dave-Marston

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Coming soon, the Apocalypse, maybe

By Pepper Trail

Just about every video game, young adult novel and buzz-worthy streaming series agree that we need to prepare for a…

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The “Keystone Pipeline” won’t make gas any cheaper 

By Ted Williams

”A report that the Biden administration is weighing greater imports of Canadian oil is putting a renewed focus on the…

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Unusual Coalition Unites for Clean Energy

By Matt Witt

Communities in the West can stand up to giant outside corporations if they want to win a renewable energy future,…

Packed State and federal hearings were packed with so many ranchers, farmers, climate activists, Tribal members, anglers, and others that it was often “sitting room only.”

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Guess who has outsized clout on public lands?

By Jonathan Thompson

This may be a surprising story. It begins with a working group trying to save the last native bighorn sheep…

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A grassroots effort can defy the odds

By Louisa Wilcox

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most spectacular conservation victories in recent history: the defeat of…

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Telling the truth about the way we live now

By Laura Pritchett

Evonne lives in a fire lookout in Oregon, and since I meet with these graduate students on Zoom, we’ve all…

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Let’s redefine those bucket lists

By Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff

What did we learn this summer and fall? We learned that people who’d been cooped up, thanks to COVID-19, flocked…

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Chaco Culture National Park is under siege

By Bruce Babbitt

It is not an exaggeration to say that New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park is under siege. A surge…

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How I learned to love maggots

By Dave Marston

If you’re one of those people who composts everything you can think of because you want to build up your…

Black Soldier Flies in author, David Marston’s hand

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The Colorado River is sending a message

By Gary Wockner

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.

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Two Western states act to control methane

By Tim Lydon

Gated methane vent pad in Sunshine Roadless area above Paonia, CO. Methane originates in active Arch Resources coal mine. This collection of vents makes Arch the third biggest greenhouse gas polluter in Colorado.

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