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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

Evolving Wyoming Tourism

Evolving Wyoming Tourism

Jan 25, 2016

Can a tourist-driven economy fill the gap as energy revenue falters?

Tucked between Ladies Golf Night and Bible Camp on the July 2015 events calendar for Hulett, Wyoming, is an event called Ham N Jam.

The Bone People

The Bone People

Jan 19, 2016

The booming business of antler hunting on public lands

Andy Hart thinks of antler hunting as a process of manufacturing luck.

What the Pioneers Saw

What the Pioneers Saw

Jan 19, 2016

Protecting viewsheds on National Historic Trails

Less than 30 miles from the Nebraska-Wyoming border, an etched wagon wheel marks the grave of Rebecca Winters

A New Kind of Energy

A New Kind of Energy

Jan 11, 2016

A refinery town redefines itself as an outdoor playground

A flash of red bobs in the North Platte River at the Casper, Wyoming, city limits.

Essay: Outdoor Recreation and the Still Unlovely Mind

Essay: Outdoor Recreation and the Still Unlovely Mind

Jan 11, 2016

“Recreation is a perpetual battlefield because it is a single word denoting as many diverse things as there are diverse people.”

Remembering Luke Lynch

Remembering Luke Lynch

Aug 24, 2015

As Wyoming State Director for The Conservation Fund, Luke Lynch led several projects to conserve open spaces

Nomad, Weaver, Storyteller

Nomad, Weaver, Storyteller

Aug 3, 2015

Fiber artist Doris Florig weaves natural history in her tapestries

“While experimenting with natural dye materials for the pronghorn coat

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming

Public Opinion on Natural Resource Conservation in Wyoming

Dec 23, 2014

A recent statewide poll of Wyoming voters documented a strong interest in conservation and support for dedicating additional state funds to protect land, air, water, wildlife habitat, and ranchlands in the state.

Finding Teton Glacier

Finding Teton Glacier

Dec 23, 2014

My partner Matt and I left the Lupine Meadows parking lot in Grand Teton National Park at sunrise, his long stride covering miles quickly, my short stride moving fast to keep up.

Essay: Ba’a

Essay: Ba’a

Dec 23, 2014

Water is Life

I was fortunate to grow up on the banks of Trout Creek, one of the many streams winding its way out of the Wind River Mountains onto mile-high flatlands and eventually to the lower elevations of the Big Wind River, if you consider 4,000 to 5,000 feet to be low.

On Fire

On Fire

Jul 17, 2014

An Artist Reckons with the Blaze that Consumed His Family’s Home

On a June morning Bently Spang’s mother, son, niece, and nephew watched a column of smoke climb into the sky about eight miles north of their home.

Rails-to-Trails… Derailed?

Rails-to-Trails… Derailed?

Jul 17, 2014

The US Supreme Court Decides a Wyoming Property Rights Case

In 1909 the United States granted the Laramie, Hahn’s Peak & Pacific Railway Company a right-of-way to construct a railroad in southeast Wyoming from Laramie to Centennial, south to Albany, through Fox Park, and on to Coalmont, Colorado.

Prescribed Burns, Toppling Trees, and Vulnerable Cabins, Oh My

Prescribed Burns, Toppling Trees, and Vulnerable Cabins, Oh My

Jul 17, 2014

Social Scientists Reveal what the Public Thinks of Post-beetle Forest Management

At the height of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, Phil Cruz, Forest Supervisor

Collaboration in Action

Collaboration in Action

Jul 17, 2014

Wilderness and Livestock Advocates Advise US Forest Service on New Planning Rule

When Jim Magagna, Executive Vice President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, arrived at the first national advisory committee meeting for forest planning, he looked around

Essay: Conservation is a conservative ethic

Essay: Conservation is a conservative ethic

Jan 6, 2014

“Save the parts,” my dad and grandfather used to say while I was growing up on our ranch. I recall many ranches and farms hoarding a respectable bone pile of motors, bolts, springs, axles and an interesting variety of metal parts.