Items by Tay Wiles

The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer
The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer
Commissioners fear states could reduce county power and remove public access.
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
New data released on violent threats to federal employees
Documents show 15 incidents in 2014, but don't account for the Cliven Bundy standoff.
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
More commercial flights are expected this year, if they meet federal noise standards.
Oath Keepers show up for a public lands dispute in Oregon
Oath Keepers show up for a public lands dispute in Oregon
Plus a Cliven Bundy supporter is charged and BLM emails about the Nevada standoff were released.
Dispatch from Cliven Bundy’s latest gathering
Dispatch from Cliven Bundy’s latest gathering
Who showed up at the one-year anniversary of the BLM standoff? Most of them weren’t ranchers.
Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing?
Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing?
An Obama administration proposal would more than double fees.
An update on Nevada scofflaw Cliven Bundy
An update on Nevada scofflaw Cliven Bundy
The rancher still has influence in some circles, and has seen zero repercussions for trespass cattle and unpaid fees.
USDA announces new grants to reduce 'grain drain'
USDA announces new grants to reduce 'grain drain'
With the average age of farmers still rising, grants to help out newbies don't get to the root of the problem.
How cold can it get in the Grand Canyon? Real cold
Wilderness as therapist
Wilderness as therapist
A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal.
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
A progress report on the Colorado River pulse
Researchers are sifting through the impacts of last spring’s release.
Range report
Range report
What the BLM can (and can’t) tell us about the state of rangeland health.
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
What 4-H teaches 7 million kids about food
A new book explores what the century-old organization looks like today.
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.
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Roots of rebellion: A forum
Four experts discuss threats to federal public-lands employees and where we go from here.
Flash flood chaser
Flash flood chaser
One man’s obsession improves forecasting in southern Utah.
High Country News has a new website!
High Country News has a new website!
How and why we’ve changed it.
Sons of Wichita: understanding the enigmatic Koch brothers
Is immigration reform an environmental issue?
Drought watch
Drought watch
A summary of drought conditions across the region.
Use well water in oil & gas territory? There’s a guide for that
Map of Colorado River pulse moving toward Sea of Cortez
Owls react to megafire and climate trends in central Colorado
49-million-year-old cockroach fossils discovered in Colorado
Art and the atomic age
Art and the atomic age
Radioactive disposal sites and other residuals of the bomb era.
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
At least 20 animals were removed from the herd to let habitat recover.
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
The Latest: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site looks more distant than ever
Energy Department ordered to stop collecting fees for construction.
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