Partners speed restoration of pronghorn in southeast New Mexico
In 1820 Major Stephen Harriman Long was appointed to lead an expedition through the American West, exploring areas acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. He and his men observed that pronghorn
Nelson. A human of the working wild
I finally decided on this [ranch] in New Mexico simply because it's one of the most remote places in the lower 48. And it's got a full complement of varmints
Resources for producers facing drought
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Disaster Relief The USDA provides a web-based disaster assistance discovery tool (farmers.gov/recover/disaster-tool) to help producers initially determine which disaster relief programs may fit their circumstances. If
Redefining conservation for a new era
On January 27, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order designed to address climate change and conserve biodiversity. Among its goals is conserving thirty percent of land and water by
What would make 30 by 30 work for the West?
In this post we lay out a dozen ways in which the Biden administration could meaningfully recognize and support landowners and rural communities for their role in sustaining biodiversity.
Managing livestock through extended drought
Unless you are actually standing there, boots on the ground, in the dust of a vast, arid landscape, it is impossible to imagine the scale of the challenge. How do
The Myth of Efficiency
Many irrigators face the public perception that flood irrigation systems are inefficient and a waste of water. But water does far more than just for grow food for humans.
A Long Dry Time
It's getting harder and harder to care for land as the West's megadrought worsens, while population growth speeds on unabated.