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Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black
The tragedy of slavery and the trauma of the Civil War have left legacies with which all Americans, from coast to coast and everywhere in between, continue to live.
Cadillac Desert is an extraordinary book. It summarizes how the federal government, doing the bidding of large farmers, manipulated water: capturing it and bringing it through concrete rivers, sometimes hundreds of miles long, to where it would irrigate the desert and make it bloom.
We all need places where we can unwind in nature and connect with our family, friends, and community. My own favorite place to take our kids camping is only a few hours away from home, in a small state park with a beautiful old-growth redwood grove.
If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.
The national parks in southern Utah preserve this natural landscape for you and millions of visitors, as they have been doing for about 100 years.
The Rufus Buck gang were neither saints, nor victims. But they are part of our history -- the part we foolishly agree to ignore because it does not fit the normative view of who we ought to be.
If you live in the Southwest or just about anywhere in the American West, you or your children and grandchildren could soon enough be facing the greatest water crisis in the history of civilization.
Is the drought in Southern California really over? Are we free to use water promiscuously like we have in the past? The answer is an emphatic no.
Chinatown Openings Bart Exposito: Bends Thomas Solomon Gallery (Chinatown) 6-8pm The artist's first solo show at the gallery
Sendak creates creatures that look civilized, but act wild; or vice versa. Dragons read books, toads converse; bears play
One project of the Fund is "Nature Mapping" (modeled on similar projects in Washington State and Oregon) that organizes people