Items by Jessica Toubman
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
California is trying to deny offshore oil-drilling leases, even as the U.S. Senate approves a major inventory of the state’s offshore energy reserves
A Road of Her Own: Women’s Journeys in the West is an anthology of contemporary women’s adventures on the road
The Wildlands Conservancy buys 600,000 acres of Southern California desert, making the largest purchase of private land for conservation purposes in the country’s history
Jon Christensen’s Nevada Variations is an entertaining and enlightening collection of audio profiles from each of the state’s 17 counties
Montana lawmakers are considering reintroducing a bison hunt to control the animals that wander into the state from Yellowstone National Park
A new BLM plan could re-open the door to oil and gas drilling in the Jack Morrow Hills, the heart of Wyoming’s Red Desert
Conservationists say it’s too soon for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare that wolves are no longer endangered
The League of Conservation Voters rates congressional members’ records for better or worse in its annual National Environmental Scorecard
Fresno, Calif., is fighting a federal ultimatum that would make the city bill residents based on how much water they use
Oregon property-rights activists are working to resurrect the controversial Measure 7, which would more or less destroy the state’s land-use regulations.
- Mary Sojourner on Rants from the Hill: Desert Insomnia
- Mary Sojourner on Solace at the end of Homer Spit
- Jennafer Waggoner-Yellowhorse on Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
- Emma Drew on What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
- Jennafer Waggoner-Yellowhorse on On Black Mesa, the natives make a comeback