Items by Sarah Jane Keller

Public land is the essence of freedom
Public land is the essence of freedom
A hunter reflects on the gut-level connection she has to the public land she traverses.
Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Can re-engineering the family ranch help it survive climate change?
Adrenaline junkies get political
Adrenaline junkies get political
Do young recreationalists who like things faster and steeper care about the land the way their forebears did?
Montana farmers start talking climate change
Montana farmers start talking climate change
The Montana Farmers Union is fighting political polarization with pragmatic discussions about how to adapt and what to expect.
The scrappy effort to revive a former mining town
The scrappy effort to revive a former mining town
In Butte, Montana, optimism is booming.
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
Why is Montana giving its bison specialist the boot?
The state blames budget cuts as it demotes a longtime wildlife biologist.
Don't blame bark beetles for fire risk
Don't blame bark beetles for fire risk
A new study suggests hot dry weather, not beetles, make forests go up in smoke.
Wyoming grazing dispute threatens bighorn sheep
Wyoming grazing dispute threatens bighorn sheep
Rancher’s domestic sheep may pass fatal disease to a major bighorn herd.
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
Killing wolves to protect cattle may backfire
A new study raises questions about how to handle livestock conflicts.
Chevrolet just helped bring grasslands into the carbon market
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
A new report summarizes how climate change is accelerating tree death from fires, bark beetles and drought
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
Fish and Wildlife declines to list wolverines as endangered
Climate changes for wolverine listing
Climate changes for wolverine listing
What good can the Endangered Species Act do in a warming world?
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Hunting and fishing revenue by state
Plus the management budget those dollars provide.
Hunting for conservation dollars
Hunting for conservation dollars
State wildlife agencies struggle to broaden funding as their duties expand.
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forewarned by fracking’s impacts in other states.
EPA may finally look at coal ash regulation, much needed in Montana
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
How political extremism and primary reforms limit choices for Western voters
'Top-two' primary systems banish third parties from the ballot.
From paradise paved to paradise saved?
From paradise paved to paradise saved?
New parking technologies and policies could mean less driving and less asphalt in cities.
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
A recent study of the bears’ diets has spurred a move toward ending endangered protections.
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