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.
A Nevada biodiversity center
The University of Nevada will make a Great Basin ecosystem map.
Water and the changing West
A water conference is hosted by the University of Colorado School of Law.
Not another Yellowstone
A study suggests that granting Hells Canyon national park status would boost the local economy.
Mountainfilm 15
The 15th annual Montainfilm festival begins in Telluride.
Jackson mountain biking
Jackson Hole publishes a mountain biking map to attract tourists.
Hot Glass
The Department of Energy wants to turn Hanford's nuclear waste into glass logs.
Desert Tortoise Plan Released
A recovery plan for the Desert Tortoise is released.
A study to match the scenery
The report "Montana: Steady State in Transition', examines the hopes and concerns of Montana's citizens.
Doing it themselves
The Colorado Environmental Coalition produces its own forest management plan.
Wagons West
A re-enactment of the Oregon Trail migration of 1843 is planned.
Looking out for petroglyphs
The Park Service offers a series of monument management conferences at Petroglyph National Monument.
How to manage the resource
Utah State University will host conference on: Conflicts in Natural Resource Management: Integrating Social and Ecological Concerns.
Historic powwow
Several Ute tribes will gather for the United Ute Powwow Celebration.
Green at work
Island Press publishes "Green at Work: Finding a Business Career that Works for the Environment'.
Exploring the Great Basin
Several books on the Great Basin are reviewed: "Hiking the Great Basin' by John Hart; "The Hiker's Guide to Nevada' by Bruce Grubbs and "Nevada Mountain Ranges' by George Wuerthner.
Dump Decision in Colorado
Uravan, Colo, is proposed to house a dumpsite for naturally occurring radioactive waste.
Dollars trail to Colorado
A Conference on western Colorado trails will take place in Grand Junction.
Wanted: Women writers
Several women editors plan a book written by women who farm, ranch and work the land.
Speak to Capitol Reef
Comments are sought on the management of Capitol Reef National Park.
Reviving the land-grant universities
A conference on the role of land-grant universities is held at Colorado State University.
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