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Biodiversity

Will bighorn sheep reintroduced by the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe thrive?

Twenty-two sheep were helicoptered in to habitat where they were once important to the land and people.

Read: The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reintroduces bighorn sheep on tribal lands (Return to Lake Range) — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Are outdoor snow traditions melting down?

Skihofing and ice skating may be signs of climate change that catch the attention of some northern communities.

Read: Winter traditions are feeling the heat of climate change — High Country News – Know the West

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Climate

Can we conserve 30% of our lands and oceans?

A recently introduced House and Senate resolution focuses on science and people.

Read: A Climate Initiative the Outdoor Community Needs to Get Behind

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Lifestyle

Open Letter to Trail Runners

I love it when outdoorists speak up and say out loud what we’re all thinking but reluctant to admit.

Read: Tales From The Trails

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Public Lands

Are mine reclamation laws envforceable?

A Washington mine owner argues that a mine can be left idle forever.

Read: The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work. (The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work.) — High Country News – Know the West

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Water

Fracking wastewater destined for crops?

And will frackers have to reveal their secret chemical cocktails to ensure their water supply?

Read: Wastewater, wastewater everywhere | Albuquerque | Searchlight New Mexico

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Climate

Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging

Politics continues to push the line between damn lies and statistics…

Read: Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging — High Country News – Know the West

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Biodiversity

How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

Are lichens made of a fungus and an alga? Not quite.

Read: How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

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Public Lands

Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises

“Go well, do well, my children. Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.”

Read: Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises — High Country News – Know the West

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Lifestyle

My A-Z of the Patch – part 1

What better place to look for joy in the outdoors than your own patch?

Read: My A-Z of the Patch – part 1