Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What's New in the New West

Pity the Poor Sage Grouse, A Symbol of the Times

Sage grouse

In the end, it’s not about the sage grouse, a rather modest little fowl that lives amongst sagebrush throughout the western United States. Instead, the continuing political battle over the sage grouse’s potential endangered listing is a symbolic clash all too common in the New West: environmental protections versus economic growth. Read More »

Revisiting Fire History Studies

lakechelenfire

One of the cornerstones of current forest policy is the assumption that Western forests are outside of their normal density and appearance or what is termed “historic variability.” But a new look at fire history studies may challenge that assumption. Read More »