Items by Stephanie Paige Ogburn
Basque Dancers at the Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Idaho - an image of the West's cultural diversity.
Western farmers and ranchers using progressive land-management techniques can make a few bucks from the new carbon market – but some critics say it won’t lead to any real reduction in carbon emissions.
The Endangered Species Act’s categories of endangered, threatened, experimental essential, experimental nonessential, and safe harbor release are defined
The Peregrine Fund has mastered the art of breeding aplomado falcons and other endangered birds of prey, but critics say the organization is blind to the importance of wildlife habitat
Steve Ficklin is an oil and gas safety inspector for the Bureau of Land Management in western Colorado
Rural Indian communities such as Colorado’s Ute Mountain Ute Reservation are seeing a disturbing rise in urban-style gangs and gang-related violence
Endangered aplomado falcons already in New Mexico may lose protection under a controversial Fish and Wildlife Service plan to release captive-bred birds as a "nonessential experimental population."
Four people charged with arson in the 1998 Vail ski resort fires in Colorado are among 13 defendants indicted in Oregon and accused of "domestic terrorism."
Two new companies have proposed building the largest solar power plant in the world near Deming, N.M.
Montana’s Supreme Court rules that groundwater and surface water are connected, in a ruling that will affect water rights and development across the state
- Meg Scherch-Peterson on Illegal bike trails and a Forest Service crackdown divide a town
- Edward Williams on When poisoning is the solution
- Jeff Zapko on Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
- Jim Brandau on When poisoning is the solution
- Michael Weeks on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans