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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

Beetle-Kill Fuels Bioenergy

Beetle-Kill Fuels Bioenergy

Innovations Turn a Rocky Mountain Disaster into a Clean Energy Opportunity

On a morning in early March, I ride with Cody Neff, owner of West Range Reclamation (WRR), in his truck from Frisco, Colorado, to the company’s nearby worksite

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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.

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

The Ancient History and Uncertain Future of Western Forests

The Ancient History and Uncertain Future of Western Forests

Jul 17, 2014

Throughout the western states, trees grow abundantly over large areas only on the higher mountain ranges.