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  • The West's super PAC megadonors

    The West's super PAC megadonors

    A few wealthy Westerners (and others) are attempting to influence elections via personal checks to super PACs and their more secretive counterparts, 501(c)(4)s.

  • Seed bought annually by the BLM

    Seed bought annually by the BLM

    A graph of seed quantity purchased by the agency

  • Native plant growers face many challenges

    Native plant growers face many challenges

    Growing natives for restoration is a lot harder than growing conventional crops, and the volatile market for seed makes it even more difficult for seed producers to stay in business.

  • Scientific superheroes

    Scientific superheroes

    A number of other researchers are also investigating new tools and tricks to help suppress invasive cheatgrass.

  • Grand Canyon floods and native fish

    Grand Canyon floods and native fish

    Scientists thought periodic, controlled floods in the Grand Canyon might help native fish. But so far, there's little evidence they have.

  • Pallid's PR problem

    Pallid's PR problem

    Why don't pallid sturgeon get more love?

  • Rehberg and Tester: Policy differences

    Rehberg and Tester: Policy differences

    A list of some of Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg's major policy differences with incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

  • Beyond ozone

    Researchers attempt to tease out the health effects of emissions from oil and gas drilling.

  • Rehberg family subdivisions

    Rehberg family subdivisions

    A history of Montana land speculation by the Rehberg family

  • Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels

    Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels

    Two new tunnels would take fresh Sacramento River water beneath the Delta instead of allowing its full flow to enter the more brackish Delta.

  • Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes

    Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes

    Lying to rest a dispute over whether tribal reliance on fish meant they did not garden.

  • Dueling Letters: Utah's Governor versus Black Diamond's CEO

    Dueling Letters: Utah's Governor versus Black Diamond's CEO

  • Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012

    Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012

    A map showing the grants given by the Outdoor Industry Association's sister organization, the Conservation Alliance.

  • Land art of the West: An interactive map

    Land art of the West: An interactive map

    A guide to some of the West's most prominent pieces of land art or earthworks and some of the altered landscapes that interested or inspired land artists.

  • Ray Ring's Nevada route

    Ray Ring's Nevada route

    The travel route the author took when touring around Reno, Nevada.