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  • Not all government programs need cutting

    Not all government programs need cutting

    The Conservation Reserve Program has encouraged millions of acres of idled farmland to be used as wildlife habitat, but now it may be plowed under by a budget-cutting Congress.

  • Two weeks in the West

    The continuing saga of the white-tailed prairie dog vs. Julie MacDonald; sage grouse in trouble; Westerners are still burning – and drowning; statistics about air conditioning and a long hot summer

  • Can wildlife weather the gas boom?

    Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham

  • Frack forward

    Frack forward

    Wyoming's tough new hydraulic fracturing rules are meant to keep federal regulators at bay.

  • Audio: High Country Views, episode 2

    Audio: High Country Views, episode 2

    Jonathan Thompson and Cally Carswell talk sage grouse and states' rights.

  • Wyoming wind woes

    Wyoming wind woes

    A collage of images from Wyoming's wind country, where turbines are sprouting madly, and forces within the state are blowing back.

  • The messy mix of energy and sage grouse

    The messy mix of energy and sage grouse

    No one knows how wind energy will impact sage grouse. But many greens aren't ready to take any chances.

  • Wind Resistance

    Wind Resistance

    Wyoming is one of the best places in the world to generate power from wind. But the wind rush is running into opposition from greens, and the fossil fuel industry.

  • Battle for the core of Wyoming

    Battle for the core of Wyoming

    Wyoming's sage grouse protection strategy gives fossil fuel elbow room while leaving wind energy out in the breeze.

  • Can wildlife weather the gas boom?

    Wildlife officials, BLM and energy companies to study Colorado sage grouse and mule deer, but conservationists call it a sham

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