Items by Paul VanDevelder
The author reviews the career of outgoing NOAA director Jane Lubchenco and sees a glimmer of hope for salmon, thanks to a new stakeholder process.
The U.N. Human Rights Council believes that South Dakota's Black Hills belong to their native Sioux inhabitants -- but do most Americans even understand the issue?
Elouise Cobell, who fought to bring justice to American Indians defrauded by the federal government, will be remembered as a great Blackfeet warrior.
After 15 long years, Elouise Cobell's class action suit over missing Indian trust fund accounts has been settled.
The floods plaguing the U.S. today are largely the result of the dam-building flurry that began about 60 years ago under the Pick-Sloan Plan.
If federal Judge James Redden does the right thing, the Pacific Northwest’s salmon may finally get the cold, free-flowing water they need to survive.
The Indian trust suit is settled, but questions remain about the federal government's abuse of those funds.
It's time for politicians and stakeholders to get out of their alternate reality universe, and take down the dams.
Salmon could well be extinct by 2017, and yet Judge James Redden appears to be the only one contemplating the obvious solution: removing four fish-killing dams on the Lower Snake River.
Western writer Wallace Stegner unflinchingly described both the promise and the peril of the American dream.
Paul VanDevelder considers the consequences of “capitalism without a conscience” and predicts the end of free lunches for the West.
Paul VanDevelder warns that climate change could devastate the West’s forests, leaving nothing behind but parched grasslands.
The writer says this summer's wildfires reflect the increasing impacts from drought and global climate change
The writer lambastes the Washington, D.C., operatives who perpetrated the latest scam on Indian tribes
The writer looks at Lewis and Clark’s explorations 200 years ago through the eyes of Native Americans
- Rich & Terry Fairbanks on Rural communities in the West need a fair shake
- on Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
- Larry Bullock on Ranch Diaries: A New Mexico cattle company is born
- Randy Piper on Bark beetle kill leads to more severe fires, right? Well, maybe
- Delaine Spilsbury on The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics