Books

How beef colonized the West and America’s dinner plate
How beef colonized the West and America’s dinner plate
The author of a new book explains how beef consolidation in the late 19th Century shapes our ecology, economy and politics.
Last words from a desert scribe
Last words from a desert scribe
Essayist Ellen Meloy’s posthumous collection is profound, outspoken and hilarious.
The history of hiking The Continental Divide Trail
The history of hiking The Continental Divide Trail
Meandering across 3,100 miles, the trail connects Mexico to Canada.
The future of America's rivers
American Rivers will hold a party and conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
The vagaries of western mine reclamation
A "Review of Hardrock Mine Reclamation Practices in Western States' by Ann Kersten and Susan Lynn provides technical background for mining law reform.
Lighthawk patrols mining
The environmental air-force, Lighthawk, is available to fly journalists, activists and politicians over mines to rally support for reform of the 1872 Mining Law.
For green entrepreneurs
Conference sponsored by Prescott College's Common Ground Project seeks to join business and environmental interests.
Change on the range
A range reform discussion sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Utah will feature Ed Marston, Jim Baca, Wayne Elmore, and Rose Strickland, chair of the Sierra Club's grazing subcommittee.
Unsettling the West
The fourth annual Headwaters conference explores Western culture and colonization.
Ruinous roads
The Department of the Interior is writing new rules to interpret an 1866 mining law concerning road-building.
Restarting the Hart
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove all livestock from an antelope refuge in order to conduct an ecosystem management restoration program.
Gould group gears up
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
Future Forests in Wyoming
An annual conservation congress will focus on "Our Forests, Our Future."
Capital of the Third World
A book review of "Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World' by David Rieff.
Ailing Ecosystems
Former government biologist, Mark Shaffer, proposes the Endangered Species Act be extended to include entire ecosystems called lifelands.
Environmental Racism Conference
Toward a New Direction: Social Justice, Race and the Environment focuses on links between pollution and poverty.
Wetlands workshop
The Thorne Ecological Institute and Environmental Protection Agency host a conference on wetlands management.
Montana center celebrates 20
David Brower and Denis Hayes will help the Montana Environmental Information Center celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Getting rich quickly
A conference on resort development features experts from Vail, Aspen, Whistler, Banff and Orlando.
Does the Media Get It?
Northwest Media and Environment conference is planned to help the media get a better understanding of the Northwest.
Dispatches from the front
The Rocky Mountain Front Advisory Council publishes "HomeFront', a new newsletter about the frontrange of the Rockies.
Designing a new west
Conference in Estes Park, Colo., focuses on economic development, land-use planning and sustainability.
Denver vs. the Western Slope
Club 20 conference will explore rural Colorado's stormy relationship with the powers in Denver.
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