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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

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.

Prescribed Burns, Toppling Trees, and Vulnerable Cabins, Oh My

Prescribed Burns, Toppling Trees, and Vulnerable Cabins, Oh My

Jul 17, 2014

Social Scientists Reveal what the Public Thinks of Post-beetle Forest Management

At the height of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, Phil Cruz, Forest Supervisor

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

Essay: Conservation is a conservative ethic

Essay: 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.