The BLM’s plans to spray nearly a million acres with
herbicides have some environmentalists fuming, but biologists and
land managers welcome the policy.
by Eve Rickert,
Jul 24, 2007
John Leland’s book, Aliens in the
Backyard, discusses both the dangers and the benefits
arising from the vast number of exotic species in North America
– including human beings
Sep 05, 2005
Climate change is threatening West Coast cities.
by Nathan Rice,
Apr 17, 2011
Desert residents vs. desert sand; really overdue library
books; Ken Lay’s Aspen real estate woes; sage grouse vs. jets
in Wyoming; "emergency phone" calls in North Dakota; gardener named
Gardener vs. Laramie, Wyo.; and Oregon driver vs. bee
by Betsy Marston,
Oct 13, 2003
The tumbleweed may seem like a Western icon, but actually it's an invasive nuisance that scientists are struggling to control.
by Emilene Ostlind,
May 19, 2011
Getting weeds out of the national parks is an endless war that can never be won, but many Park Service employees are willing - and happy - warriors.
by Amy Whitcomb,
Oct 16, 2011
The challenge of restoring one overgrazed, weed-choked
pasture is a good example of the kind of work that needs to be done
in the West, to the benefit of both workers and the
by Paul Larmer,
May 24, 2004
Jeannie Pomeroy’s lifelong love affair with
dandelions blooms anew with every spring.
by Jeannie Pomeroy,
May 26, 2008
In Unnatural Landscapes, Ceiridwin Terrill travels to four
arid sites to show how scientists fight to protect indigenous
organisms from invasive species
by Aaron Gilbreath,
May 14, 2007
Some popular ornamental garden plants have become invasive, particularly in California.
by Ilsa Setziol,
Apr 26, 2011