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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

Greater sage grouse: The bird that brought the  West together

Greater sage grouse: The bird that brought the West together

The greater sage grouse lives in the extensive sagebrush steppe that spans parts of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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Conservation grazing: Ranchers lead the way

Conservation grazing: Ranchers lead the way

Jan 6, 2014

On the Howell Ranch and adjacent properties in western Colorado, cattle are used to create prime elk hunting opportunities. Managers carefully consider elk movements when they design the annual grazing plan for the ranch.

Humans: The wildest animal in the forest

Humans: The wildest animal in the forest

Jan 6, 2014

Social science bolsters a massive management plan

Cicadas: Wyoming’s summer songsters

Cicadas: Wyoming’s summer songsters

Jan 6, 2014

Walk through the sagebrush or a forest in the west this summer and you are likely to hear the raucous clicking or buzzing of cicadas.

Conservation is a conservative ethic

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.