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  • 1998 Earle A. Chiles Award

    The High Desert Museum seeks nominations for its 1998 Earle A. Chiles Award to people who have enriched cultural and natural wealth of the high desert.

  • A love letter to a sewage lagoon

    Andrea Jones recalls falling in love with the desert by visiting Lake Powell as a child

  • A thin, dry border between heaven and hell

    In his anthology, God’s Country or Devil’s Playground, editor Barney Nelson gathers together an eclectic mix of the best nature writing from the Big Bend of Texas

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

  • Alien grasses are finding new homes in Arizona

    The writer speaks up for alien grasses that spread fire through the desert

  • At home in the wasteland

    The Great Basin is changing from within and becoming a more environmentally enlightened place.

  • At last, a California desert bill

    California Desert Protection Act nears approval.

  • Barren, wild and worthless? Anything but

    Barren, Wild and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert, Susan Tweit’s New Mexico memoir, is back in print

  • Bonfire of the Superweeds

    In Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, good intentions are responsible for the introduction of exotic buffelgrass – but all the good intentions in the world may not be enough to save the desert now that this invasive and fire-prone plant is spreading

  • County unveils pioneering protection plan

    Tucson's innovative Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan will protect hundreds of thousands of acres of virgin desert while still allowing newcomers to build on less environmentally sensitive land.

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