The national park system does more than celebrate beauty. It also commemorates the ugliest parts of our past.
Wolf-livestock conflicts have increased, and ranchers and environmentalists are gathering data to mitigate the clashes.
Soil at hundreds of properties contains lead and arsenic that can lower children’s IQs and increase cancer risk.
The state’s emphasis on non-lethal control is saving livestock and wolves, but rural residents are still leery.
A drought plan in one of the West’s most forward-thinking watersheds reconciles salmon and agriculture.
- Ed Morrow on After years of drought and overuse, the San Luis Valley aquifer refills
- Jake Sigg on Mapping the large-scale loss of natural areas in the West
- L Strader on Trial by fire
- ivonne cassaigne on The tenuous fate of the Southwest’s last jaguars
- william glasgow on Deaths renew calls for national parks to rescind BASE jumping bans