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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

The Landowner Must Yield

The Landowner Must Yield

Aug 23, 2016

A 100-year-old homestead act gives energy developers access to private lands

Just south of where the Little Snake River meanders along the Colorado-Wyoming border, silvery green sagebrush and mountain scrub grow above a fortune of hydrocarbons.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Aug 24, 2015

New research explores how critters fare in the oil and gas fields

Over the last 15 years, drilling has intensified in formerly remote wildlife habitats across the West.

Farming Sagebrush

Farming Sagebrush

Aug 17, 2015

Can fertilizer grow more deer on public lands?

Imagine the old green fertilizer spreader you haul out every spring to urge your tired lawn back to greenness, but much bigger and suspended from the bottom of a helicopter.

Life Among the Turbines

Life Among the Turbines

Aug 17, 2015

Researcher explores how grassland birds respond to wind farms

On the eastern Wyoming plains, the wind whips hard across tough little bunch grasses

Sage grouse shape development patterns in Wyoming

Sage grouse shape development patterns in Wyoming

Aug 10, 2015

This fall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether the greater sage grouse merits endangered species protection, and Wyoming is holding its breath.

Wyoming Conservation Exchange

Wyoming Conservation Exchange

Dec 23, 2014

New Marketplace Will Reward Wyoming Ranchers for Conserving Sage Grouse Habitat

The Upper Green River Basin of Wyoming, at the headwaters of the Colorado River, is laced with clear running streams and fosters abundant habitat and some of the most robust greater sage grouse, mule deer, and pronghorn populations in the world.

Sagebrush Recovers at Oil and Gas Wells

Sagebrush Recovers at Oil and Gas Wells

Dec 23, 2014

Other Species Do Not

“The most important questions have to do with the long-term behavior of systems,” says Indy Burke, University of Wyoming ecologist. The system she’s talking about, in this case, is western landscapes.

Federal government fast tracks a Wyoming wind farm

Federal government fast tracks a Wyoming wind farm

Jan 6, 2014

Carbon County’s Chokecherry-Sierra Madre project will be the nation’s largest

Solutions: Collaborative problem solving in the gas fields

Solutions: Collaborative problem solving in the gas fields

Jan 6, 2014

A diverse team knuckles down on a daunting natural resource issue