August 22, 2014
For years conservationists and federal agencies working on grizzly recovery have argued that the U.S Sheep Experiment Station should stop grazing its flocks in a major habitat bridge linking the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to pristine lands west and north in Idaho and Montana. Now, they may get their wish, not for environmental reasons, but for financial ones. http://hcne.ws/1pHD9qz

For years conservationists and federal agencies working on grizzly recovery have argued that the U.S Sheep Experiment Station should stop grazing its flocks in a major habitat bridge linking the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to pristine lands west and north in Idaho and Montana. Now, they may get their wish, not for environmental reasons, but for financial ones. http://hcne.ws/1pHD9qz

August 18, 2014
The West will feel in 2100? Helena will feel like Southern California and Denver may be as hot as south Texas. Las Vegas will feel like Saudi Arabia, according to models from climatecentral.orghttp://hcne.ws/1uwu44n

The West will feel in 2100? Helena will feel like Southern California and Denver may be as hot as south Texas. Las Vegas will feel like Saudi Arabia, according to models from climatecentral.org
http://hcne.ws/1uwu44n

August 14, 2014
Last week, a massive tailings pond failure sent a torrent of mining waste into the headwaters of B.C.’s Fraser River, a prolific salmon system that the Pebble Partnership had previously pointed to as proof that healthy fisheries and open pit mines could coexist harmoniously.  http://hcne.ws/1oNgJDz

Last week, a massive tailings pond failure sent a torrent of mining waste into the headwaters of B.C.’s Fraser River, a prolific salmon system that the Pebble Partnership had previously pointed to as proof that healthy fisheries and open pit mines could coexist harmoniously.  http://hcne.ws/1oNgJDz

August 8, 2014
A new study shows that groundwater in the Colorado River Basin is being depleted even faster than Lakes Mead and Powell, though it’s far less visible than Mead’s white bathtub ring pictured here: http://hcne.ws/1laS5Is

A new study shows that groundwater in the Colorado River Basin is being depleted even faster than Lakes Mead and Powell, though it’s far less visible than Mead’s white bathtub ring pictured herehttp://hcne.ws/1laS5Is

August 5, 2014
Are we smart enough to solve our raven issue? As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states.http://hcne.ws/1mY79NY

Are we smart enough to solve our raven issue? As ravens spread, they’re finding friends and foes in Western states.
http://hcne.ws/1mY79NY

July 29, 2014
"One thing about Wilderness is that as much opposition as there is to designating new areas, you rarely hear people express regret about already-established areas. I’ve never heard of a campaign to reverse wilderness."

— From High Country News: http://hcne.ws/1nBZ94T

July 24, 2014
The death of backpacking: Are younger people losing interest in this outdoors tradition? http://hcne.ws/1ld9z6M

The death of backpacking: Are younger people losing interest in this outdoors tradition? http://hcne.ws/1ld9z6M

July 21, 2014
A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies: Photographs and recordings. http://hcne.ws/1sz84HY

A Peruvian sheepherder in the Colorado Rockies: Photographs and recordings. http://hcne.ws/1sz84HY

July 18, 2014
Rufous hummingbird populations are declining at a rate of 3 percent per year. The decline could be climate change-driven, but it’s not likely to be because of temperature increases. Find out more: http://hcne.ws/1oZ29Z4

Rufous hummingbird populations are declining at a rate of 3 percent per year. The decline could be climate change-driven, but it’s not likely to be because of temperature increases. Find out more: http://hcne.ws/1oZ29Z4

July 16, 2014
Lake Mead watch: The reservoir is now at its lowest levels since 1937. “The trouble is, the agreed-upon allocations stem from a wetter-than-average period and forecasts made nearly a century ago.”http://hcne.ws/1qohnX0

Lake Mead watch: The reservoir is now at its lowest levels since 1937. “The trouble is, the agreed-upon allocations stem from a wetter-than-average period and forecasts made nearly a century ago.”
http://hcne.ws/1qohnX0

Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »