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Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
This year’s fire season was the costliest on record, burning more than 9 million acres.
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
A map of $1.1 billion in natural gas pipeline leaks
In seven years, pipeline incidents have killed nearly 100 people nationwide.
Property boundaries of Pope Resources and S'Klallam Reservation
Property boundaries of Pope Resources and S'Klallam Reservation
A map delineating property ownership of timber company and tribe.
Resistant weeds through history
Resistant weeds through history
A timeline of genetic modification from the 1950s onward.
Coal production and employment in two regions
Annual share of fossil fuel-fired electric power generation, 1950-2012
Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire
The West's BLM Herd Areas and Herd Management Areas
The West's BLM Herd Areas and Herd Management Areas
Over time, the agency has shrunken areas it manages specifically for wild horses
Western economies at a glance
Western economies at a glance
How the Western states are doing in various economic indicators
The West's super PAC megadonors
The West's super PAC megadonors
A few wealthy Westerners (and others) are attempting to influence elections via personal checks to super PACs and their more secretive counterparts, 501(c)(4)s.
2012 Western ballot initiatives
2012 Western ballot initiatives
Important and intriguing measures on the ballot this year across the West.
Westerners' presidential proclivities
Westerners' presidential proclivities
Red-blue swings in presidential elections since 1960 show the region’s political landscape has always been dynamic.
Seed bought annually by the BLM
Seed bought annually by the BLM
A graph of seed quantity purchased by the agency
A sampling of Western land swaps
A sampling of Western land swaps
Ovrview of land swaps around the West.
Rehberg family subdivisions
Rehberg family subdivisions
A history of Montana land speculation by the Rehberg family
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Two new tunnels would take fresh Sacramento River water beneath the Delta instead of allowing its full flow to enter the more brackish Delta.
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
After its original trail group dissolved in January, in July the new Continental Divide Trail Coalition formed. They'll coordinate protection and maintenance of the long-distance hiking route through five Western states.
Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012
Conservation Alliance Grants, 2011-2012
A map showing the grants given by the Outdoor Industry Association's sister organization, the Conservation Alliance.
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear: From cute to buff, and in between
Smokey Bear’s many image changes over the years reflect the Forest Service’s changing attitudes toward wildfire.
The Atlas of the Industrial West
The Atlas of the Industrial West
An annotated map shows you how to find some of the West's odder sites, such as old bombing ranges, giant dams, huge industrial projects and giant telescope arrays.
Land art of the West: An interactive map
Land art of the West: An interactive map
A guide to some of the West's most prominent pieces of land art or earthworks and some of the altered landscapes that interested or inspired land artists.
Ray Ring's Nevada route
Ray Ring's Nevada route
The travel route the author took when touring around Reno, Nevada.