Items by Emilene Ostlind

Maybe we should pay something for that open space
Maybe we should pay something for that open space
Conservation finance helps private landowners get paid for the open space they provide for free
Experiential natural resource education thrives in the West
Experiential natural resource education thrives in the West
A far from comprehensive sampling of the region's hands-on natural resource programs
John Mionczynski: naturalist, accordionist, and Bigfoot expert
John Mionczynski: naturalist, accordionist, and Bigfoot expert
In rural Wyoming, naturalist John Mionczynski plays piano, restores motorcycles, studies wildlife and tracks down evidence for the mysterious creature known as Sasquatch.
A mom-and-pop oil company prospects for gas in central Wyoming
A mom-and-pop oil company prospects for gas in central Wyoming
Wold Oil Properties is a wildcatter - a small company that explores for oil and gas in areas where the fuels aren't known to exist in valuable quantities.
The perilous journey of Wyoming's migrating pronghorn
The perilous journey of Wyoming's migrating pronghorn
Along the 120-mile-long "Path of the Pronghorn," migrating animals cross rivers, dodge traffic, battle blizzards and navigate the infrastructure of Wyoming energy development.
Pronghorn Passage:  Tracking the antelope migration in western Wyoming
Pronghorn Passage: Tracking the antelope migration in western Wyoming
Emilene Ostlind and Joe Riis tracked the western Wyoming pronghorn migration for two years. But it wasn't until their final spring that they truly experienced it.
It's time to kill my own food
It's time to kill my own food
If you really believe in trying to eat a local, sustainable diet, why not learn to hunt for your own food?
Stream access laws on private lands in the West
Antelope as indicators
Migrating Montana pronghorn contend with harsh weather and blocked pathways
Locked boxes
Locked boxes
About 2,000 post offices - some of them in small, remote Western towns - will be closed this year.
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
BLM shields renewable projects from mining speculation
New rule clears the way for solar and wind projects on public land.
Coal-to-liquids plant founders
As the Crow Reservation suffers floods, a planned energy project sinks away
An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"
An interview with Carter Niemeyer, author of "Wolfer: A Memoir"
Emilene Ostlind talks with Niemeyer about his years tracking, capturing, relocating and removing wolves in the Northern Rockies, and his perspective on wolf management.
It may be High Noon for tumbleweed
It may be High Noon for tumbleweed
The tumbleweed may seem like a Western icon, but actually it's an invasive nuisance that scientists are struggling to control.
Game on in the Wyoming Range
Conservationists put natural gas developers in the defensive
Clean up your Act
EPA clarifies meaning of "water" in the Clean Water Act
Fracking fluid spill raises concerns over regulation
One company halts fracking in Marcellus shale, continues in West
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Wind farms test efforts to cooperate on Oregon's Steens Mountain
Legislation protecting the mountain fails to prevent energy development proposals.
Steens Mountain wind farms
Steens Mountain wind farms
Columbia Energy Partners plans to build four 104-MW wind farms with 40 to 60 turbines each on Steens Mountain. East and West Ridge will be on private land inside the protected area boundaries, Echanis on private land just outside the protected area and Riddle Mountain on state land.
Critter contraceptives
Critter contraceptives
Scientists are working on effective birth control methods for wild animals.
Uncommon Westerner: Bevan Frost crafts custom guitars
Uncommon Westerner: Bevan Frost crafts custom guitars
A luthier credits his Western upbringing with shaping the instruments he builds.
Foal control
Advances in animal contraception could relieve pressure on rangelands
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
BLM stays course in Wyoming gas patch despite mule deer decline
Mule deer on Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline are struggling, and the BLM's adaptive management plan has done nothing to help.
Human health v. economic health
Debate over the benefits of rules to clean the air
The Big Four Meatpackers
The Big Four Meatpackers
Statistics on how much control the "Big Four" have in the U.S. beef marketplace and worldwide.
Tumbling along
Researchers hope fungi will control invasive Russian thistle
Crow Tribe to vote on water compact
Federal settlement could fund reservation infrastructure improvements
Conservation progress in the Wyoming Range
Forest Service cancels natural gas leases
Glimpses of the high desert
Glimpses of the high desert
The essays in Ellen Waterston's Where the Crooked River Rises pay homage to her home in the high desert of eastern Oregon.
Challenges pile up for avalanche mitigation on mountain highways
Challenges pile up for avalanche mitigation on mountain highways
Highway avalanche control gets harder as mountain communities grow and skiers flock to the backcountry.