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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

Bison on Wind River

Bison on Wind River

Aug 5, 2022

By Janey Fugate

Restoring a wildlife economy and revitalizing culture

Editor’s Note

Jan 10, 2022

As population growth, energy demand, climate change, and other forces place growing pressure on the landscapes of the American West, how do we achieve prosperous, sustainable environments for people and nature? What projects, policies, markets, and other tools will promote economic, social, and ecological well-being? How can we reshape our relationships with the wild landscapes where we live, work, and play, for the long-term health of all? 

In monthly email installments over the next year, Western Confluence will release a suite of stories showcasing diverse answers to these questions. We already have some planned, and we want to hear your ideas too. Send us new thinking, paradigm shifts, or even time-tested solutions to the challenge of equitably advancing human well-being alongside ecological health. Let us know what policy mechanisms your institute is working on, what conservation experiment your neighbor has embarked on, or what innovative programs your community is offering. Address tips, ideas, and story pitches to editor@westernconfluence.org 

In the meantime, stay tuned for in-depth reporting to come via our website and email newsletter. Sign up, or subscribe a friend, at westernconfluence.org/subscribe.

 

Sagebrush in Prisons

Sagebrush in Prisons

Feb 8, 2022

By Frani Halperin

Inmates are saving an iconic American landscape—and themselves

Free-Range Carbon

Free-Range Carbon

Jan 19, 2022

By Birch Malotky

Not a silver bullet, but maybe a gold standard, a new market tool benefits climate, ecosystems, and people 

A New Lease on State Land

A New Lease on State Land

Mar 24, 2022

By Birch Malotky

How conservation is hoping to buy a seat at the land management table

Living in a Natural Resource Economy

Living in a Natural Resource Economy

May 3, 2022

By Emilene Ostlind

What can Wyoming learn from studies of the “natural resource curse”?

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

Jun 7, 2022

By Randy Rea

How Colorado coal country could save the Yampa River

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

Jul 12, 2022

By Samuel Western

Communities in rural Montana reach beyond agriculture

Flight Interrupted

Flight Interrupted

Oct 6, 2022

By Jill Bergman

Biologist works to protect eagles on collision course with wind power

Leave it to Beaver

Leave it to Beaver

Sep 19, 2022

By Tesia Lin

Returning to past practices for future water management

Redefining Thrive

Redefining Thrive

Nov 29, 2022

By Corrie Knapp

Lessons from my children in the context of climate change