Water, or perhaps the absence of water, defines the Wyoming landscape and shapes the species that live on it. Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) is one species particularly well adapted to Wyoming’s arid climate.
In Wyoming, wildlife does more than just satisfy the fleeting affections of summertime tourists holding smartphones out car windows. For many of the state’s residents, wildlife means food for the body and soul, money in the bank, a way of life. Read more
Western Confluence magazine explores the western United States’ stickiest natural resource issues – drought, freshwater supply, our changing climate, wildfires, invasive species, insect outbreaks, energy development impacts, conservation finance, and more