Items by Ben Goldfarb

Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Do the benefits of barge traffic outweigh the cost of dams?
Should we put a price on nature?
Should we put a price on nature?
A nuanced look at ecosystem services.
Young leaders changing the West
Young leaders changing the West
From politicians to climate scientists, meet 10 people under 30 who are shaping the region’s future.
Montana mycologist fights fungus with fungus
Montana mycologist fights fungus with fungus
To save whitebark pines, apply slippery jack.
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?
The most important wildlife management plans you've never heard of
The most important wildlife management plans you've never heard of
Western states scramble to prepare Wildlife Action Plans, due in 2015.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
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.
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
But will California's platforms stay in the ocean once the oil runs out?
The Earth has half as many animals as it did in 1970
The Earth has half as many animals as it did in 1970
In the Western U.S., megafauna is on the rise — but amphibians are in trouble.
Fur flies over Montana bobcat farm
Fur flies over Montana bobcat farm
Will animal rights activists keep a bobcat farmer from setting up shop in Montana?
The roads scholar
The roads scholar
An ecologist helps wildlife safely cross highways.
Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?
Are we smart enough to solve our raven problem?
As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states.
In Southcentral Alaska, salmon declines are pinned on a toothy invader
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and fishermen baffled and alarmed.
A new mapping tool shows how states value wildlife
A new mapping tool shows how states value wildlife
Habitat seen as a crucial resource in some states more than others.
Infographic: Hey, Wildlife Services — what did you kill?
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Tainted Revelations: The Art of Bill Ohrmann by Joe Ashbrook Nickell
Paintings of riotous natural beauty and horrific destruction.
The Latest: Obama designated his largest national monument yet
The Latest: Obama designated his largest national monument yet
If Congress won’t act to protect public lands, the President will.
Rain watch
Rain watch
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
The Latest: Coal companies seek export terminals beyond the Northwest
The Latest: Coal companies seek export terminals beyond the Northwest
Would-be coal exporters plan to circumvent Northwestern opposition by using terminals elsewhere in North America.
Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region
Rock Art of the Grand Canyon Region
A book that journeys through geologic time.
A bear named Irene
A bear named Irene
Grizzlies make a tenuous comeback in Montana’s Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.
The Latest: Two energy giants forced to clean up uranium mess
The Latest: Two energy giants forced to clean up uranium mess
Kerr-McGee and Anadarko to put billions into detoxing.
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