Politics

For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
For public lands, massive protections in defense bill
But not all conservation groups think the gains are worth the losses.
The great salmon compromise
The great salmon compromise
The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers?
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
A play-by-play of an election that poses big questions about fluency.
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
A new map shows rangeland health West-wide
Searchable BLM reports and satellite images for 20,000 grazing allotments.
A guide to the new Senate
A guide to the new Senate
What incoming Republican chairs might do for the West.
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
California’s sweeping new groundwater regulations
Will the law finally mean better aquifer management for the drought-stricken state?
How the West fared in the midterms
How the West fared in the midterms
Summary: It's mighty red out there.
Will California's Proposition 1 give rise to more dams?
Will California's Proposition 1 give rise to more dams?
While some environmental groups support the water bond on Tuesday's ballot, some call it "mystery meat."
The Young and the reckless: Alaskan congressman’s offenses draw spotlight
The Young and the reckless: Alaskan congressman’s offenses draw spotlight
Don Young might be the most volatile politician in America.
Making sure every Native voter has the opportunity to cast a ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.