I grew up in the 1990s watching the hay fields between Sheridan and Big Horn, Wyoming, sprout houses. By the time I graduated from Big Horn School, golf carts zipping over manicured greens had replaced the tractors pulling balers through waist high grass. Large houses on large lots, each with a square green lawn laid out in front of it like a door mat, squatted amidst the wildflowers and sagebrush on the slopes above Little Goose Creek. 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.