Items by Jen Jackson

Our nuclear legacy should have taught us something
Our nuclear legacy should have taught us something
Utah considers building a nuclear power plant despite the fact that it's still cleaning up the mess left over from the last uranium boom.
The revolution will be motorized
The revolution will be motorized
The road rage over federal attempts to manage motorized access to public land is disproportionate and completely distracting.
Housing keeps getting tighter all the time
Housing keeps getting tighter all the time
In many Western tourist towns, locals can't afford to buy houses, even as trailers and other affordable dwellings are evicted or banned outright.
Mexican wolves, still strangers in a strange land
Mexican wolves, still strangers in a strange land
Is the restoration of Mexican wolves to the American Southwest worth the price the animals are paying in suffering and blood?
Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining
Let's not forget the hidden costs of uranium mining
Uranium mining hasn't caused any massive cave-ins or oil spills, but it has resulted in a huge death toll all the same.
When school budgets get cut to the bone, what then?
When school budgets get cut to the bone, what then?
The budget crunch faced by schools in Grand County, Utah, poses a terrible threat to the region's young people.
Driven to fight
Retired BLM agent Lynell Schalk goes head-to-head with her former bosses over protecting southern Utah’s priceless archaeological sites from off-road vehicle traffic.
A Utah resort town welcomes 300,000 foreigners
The writer has high hopes for a beetle from Kazakhstan that devours invasive tamarisk trees
When does a deer become an elk? And other questions…
Jen Jackson wants tourists to get of their cars and really see the West.