Items by Michelle Blank
Scott Rashid rescues and rehabilitates owls, eagles and other birds at his house in Estes Park, Colo.
Park Ranger Jim Detterline battles the agency he loves over its insistence that a hearing impairment makes him unfit for his job.
Utah state Rep. Mike Noel is still fighting the federal government over Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
In Idaho’s Magic Valley, cow capital of the fourth-largest milk-producing state in the U.S., entrepreneurs are hoping to cash in on all that manure by using anaerobic digesters to convert it into energy
U.S. officials, federal agencies, and even Condoleezza Rice are trying to stop a Canadian coal mine near Montana's Flathead Basin.
Arizona considers plans to clean up salty irrigation water without drying out wetlands created by that water.
Brian Bay of Sandy, Utah, is the world champion of grocery-store baggers, following his triumph at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Competition.
Democratic presidential hopefuls and tribal leaders will meet face-to-face this summer on California's Morongo reservation.
Washington state wildlife officials just released the first batch of endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits back to the wild.
The BLM's National Landscape Conservation System will lose ground under President Bush’s proposed 2008 budget, which slashes funds by $8.56 million.
A close look at the data shows that, despite some restrictions, oil and gas drilling is on the rise in the West.
A BLM report issued in late 2006 appears to show that less land is available for energy exploration now than in 2003, but a closer look shows that appearances are deceiving.
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