Growth & Sustainability

Montana’s water rights fractured by new development
Montana’s water rights fractured by new development
As subdivisions spread, it’s becoming harder to manage one of the state’s most valuable resources.
The prospect of more Airbnbs tempts a struggling New Mexico town
The prospect of more Airbnbs tempts a struggling New Mexico town
Vacation rentals have gutted the culture of nearby communities, but a new project in Questa flips the narrative.
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Much of rural America is doomed to decline
Public policy solutions need to grapple with, not ignore, this economic reality.
Hage confined to home
A judgment on tree-cutting in Toiyabe National Forest lands rancher Wayne Hage in jail.
County thinks again
Lincoln County, N.M., drops its land swap suit against the BLM.
Once a road always a road?
An1866 mining law ensures access to public lands.
BLM reinstates a long pause for filmmakers
A new BLM moviemaking policy creates controversy in Moab.
BLM manager in Wyoming gets trampled
BLM veteran Darrell Short is transferred after speaking out on range conditions.
Flawed in Oregon
The Wilderness Society blasts the BLM for management plans for Oregon forests.
Hikers are fenced out of wilderness
A housing development blocks access to Arizona's Coronado National Forest.
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