Items by Kayley Mendenhall
A new Web site called EcologyFund.com lets users conserve land at no cost by clicking on corporate sponsors' ads.
The Washington state health department bans shellfish harvesting in Dungeness Bay, where the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe has fished for years, because the water is polluted with fecal coliform bacteria from an unknown source.
A Wilderness Society report says that off-road vehicle use is one of the most serious threats to wild places.
"Religion and the Forests," a new publication by the California-based Religious Campaign for Forest Conservation, calls for an end to commercial logging on public forests.
A report from the Government Accounting Office says that land exchanges by the Forest Service and BLM are rarely in the public's best interest.
The Chatfield Basin Conservation Network brings together businesspeople, county officials, road builders and environmentalists to preserve open space and wildlife habitat south of Denver, Colo.
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell proposes a national historic site for southeastern Colorado, where women, children and elderly Indians were killed by cavalry in the Sand Creek Massacre.
Pueblo, Colo., citizens, who worked for years to restore air and water polluted by their city's one-time steel mills, now fear a planned cement manufacturing plant will make their newly livable community unlivable and polluted once again.
Two ranchers give up their grazing privileges on Idaho's Boise National Forest, blaming rules to protect spawning habitat for endangered salmon.
Mike Kahn is riding his bike from California to Maine, and using his laptop computer along the way to educate children about the natural world that he sees on his journey.
An EPA report reveals that some children of Washington state farm workers show elevated levels of pesticide exposure.
Mary Taylor Young's book, "On the trail of Colorado Critters," teaches children about how to watch and understand wild animals.
Southern California is trying to reduce diesel emissions by turning to cleaner-burning energy sources for public vehicles.
Local farmers are fighting a proposed gravel mine on 550 acres of fertile farmland near the Willamette River north of Eugene, Oregon.
Biologist Nikolle Brown is seeking photographs and information on any reptiles seen in the Grand Canyon for her Snakes of the Grand Canyon Identification and Distribution Project.
A proposed land swap by the Colorado State Land Board would trade the Little Cochetopa Creek School Section near Salida to a Kansas developer, a move critics say would harm elk and deer habitat and end local access.
The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, until recently thought to be part of New Mexico's state government, is actually a federal agency, and could be forced to keep enough water in the river to protect the endangered silvery minnow.
A California environmental group says that building a Buddhist retreat center in Morse Canyon near Rancho Cucamonga would harm endangered species, especially the California gnatcatcher and the kangaroo rat.
In Colorado's San Juan Mountains, locals are trying to preserve a historic ghost town, Ironton, from development.
"El Valle," a new monthly newspaper in the Four Corners area, combines English and Spanish to focus on the lives and concerns of Hispanic people in the area.
"Mount St. Helens: The Eruption and Recovery of a Volcano" by Rob Carson paints a compelling picture in words and photos of the 1980 eruption and its consequences.
- Tom Darnell on Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing?
- Alan Stevens on Private property blocks access to public lands
- Linda VanFossan on California has one year of water left: Hype or reality?
- Joseph Yannuzzi on Sportsmen’s bill aims to open inaccessible public lands
- Robert Gates on Lessons from boom and bust in New Mexico