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  • Leasing the West

    Leasing the West

    A look inside a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction, a tradition that may be killed by the digital age.

  • Taking to the Trees

    After conquering rocks, trails and mountains, weekend warriors have found a new hobby: Climbing the West’s big trees.

  • Red Mountain miracle

    In southern Colorado, conservation groups find a way to save 9,000 high-altitude acres from second-home development.

  • Border restoration’s odd couple

    In southwestern Arizona, the U.S. Border Patrol is working with Cocopah Indians and environmentalists to restore a degraded, crime-ridden wetland called Hunters Hole.

  • The great American cat fight

    Environmentalists and Fish and Wildlife battle over the return of the jaguar to Southwestern borderlands.

  • Super rodents build super habitat

    In the Southwest’s Chihuahuan Desert, prairie dogs and kangaroo rats provide food and shelter for a host of other animals.

  • Love for the clay-loving buckwheat

    In western Colorado, a coalition has rallied to buy habitat for one of the world’s rarest plants.

  • Getting fresh with the West’s groundwater

    A new desalination technology uses the sun and your air conditioner to create fresh water.

  • Making a killing to save Arizona's desert bighorn sheep

    In order to save bighorn sheep, wildlife officials kill a mountain lion, and more sheep.

  • A struggling sea

    California's largest lake, the Salton Sea, is on the verge of ecological collapse.

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