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Peak and Ecological Flows in Oregon
As the state prepares to allocate winter water the debate about how much needs to remain in-stream churns on
Gold dredging conflict heats up
Funding cuts in California and a new front in Southern Oregon
Biomass energy production in the Interior West
Politicians’ push development; citizens and economists are not so sure
Agriculture by the numbers
USDA’s Census of Agriculture provides key data and insights
The McClintock Factor
Conservative California congressman opposes Obama’s Western water initiatives
The deficit may enable reform of Farm Bill Conservation Programs
On budgets, abuses and whistleblowers
The buffer battle
Ag groups work to overturn streamside pesticide spray restrictions
An anti-wilderness knee jerk
Opponents attack Salazar’s decision to consider the values of wild public land
Klamath River clean-up takes a step forward
Clean-up plan’s effectiveness hinges on how it is implemented.
Promoting forest biomass
Why rural western elites ignore the economic realities
California state parks funding measure fails
But voters approve climate law, no matter what cost
Dredging Western rivers for gold
Is it “recreation” or “mining”….or both?
Special Treatment for Ag
California law exempts farmers and ranchers from California ESA penalties
The Public Trust makes a comeback in California
California activists make a desperate effort to stop the dewatering of rivers and streams
Conservation groups reject deal for Child Nutrition Program
Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, etc., back ag subsidies disguised as conservation programs
Who's burning the forest?
Arson isn't the only reason western wildfires have become larger and hotter.
A new chapter in Klamath River Water Wars
The focus shifts to water management in two key tributaries
Colin Peterson, the 2012 Farm Bill and the environment
Powerful Congressman excludes enviros from initial hearings
The 2012 Farm Bill dance has a sad history
Conservation programs have become huge boondoggles but Environmental Establishment seems unconcerned
Archives and legal precedents
How they are used makes all the difference
Meditational rant on the word "pristine"
How we use the term reveals more about us than about the places to which we refer
The 2012 Farm Bill dance begins in DC
Farm Bill Conservation Programs have become massive boondoggles but the Environmental Establishment appears unconcerned
Privatizing conservation
Planning and designating marine reserves on the California Coast
Feinstein and Westlands – who’s running whom?
Back in September the powerful water district delivered a message to California’s senior senator; it appears that she got it.
Native Farmers and Ranchers
USDA publishes data on Indigenous Americans involved in agriculture for the first time!
The 2008 Farm and Ranch Survey is out!
Irrigated agriculture is decreasing in the West
Sundance, Redford and Obama
Film festival's founder offers opinion on Utah and the President
Timber Corporations, Real Estate and Community Forests
In 2010 Weyerhauser will become a Real Estate Investment Trust
Ray Ring, Andy Stahl and the Clinton Roadless Rule
To understand why most Forest Service managers don't like roadless land protection follow the money
High Country News Classifieds
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    Central Colorado Conservancy, located in Salida, Colorado, is seeking a Conservation Program Manager dedicated to managing the Conservancy's land protection program which includes developing and...
  • PUBLIC LANDS PROGRAM MANAGER
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  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Western Slope Conservation Center in Paonia, CO, seeks a dynamic leader who is mission-driven, hardworking, and a creative problem-solver. WSCC is committed to creating...
  • PLANNED GIVING OFFICER
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's oldest and largest national parks nonprofit advocacy organization seeks a Planned Giving Officer. Do you find energy in...
  • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO PROJECT MANAGER
    Seeking qualified Northern New Mexico Project Manager to provide expertise, leadership and support to the organization by planning, cultivating, implementing and managing land conservation activities,...
  • REGIONAL TRAIL STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
    Are you passionate about connecting people to the outdoors? The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is looking for someone with trail maintenance and volunteer engagement...
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    Chief Executive Officer, Remote Exempt position for Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance is responsible for the planning and organization of BNGA's day-to-day operations
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    Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director to continue and expand upon WWP's campaign to protect and restore public lands and wildlife in Idaho, with...
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    Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is seeking a highly qualified Development Director to join our team in supporting and furthering our mission. This position will create...
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  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) is seeking a leader to join our dynamic team in the long-term protection of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). We...
  • GRASSLAND RESEARCH COORDINATOR
    The Grassland Research Coordinator is a cooperative position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that performs and participates in and coordinates data collection for...
  • "PROFILES IN COURAGE: STANDING AGAINST THE WYOMING WIND"
    13 stories of extraordinary courage including HCN founder Tom Bell, PRBRC director Lynn Dickey, Liz Cheney, People of Heart Mountain, the Wind River Indian Reservation...
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