Part II: Policy Challenges to Conservation
Privately owned farms, ranches, and forests, collectively known as working lands, are the cornerstones on which our nation was built.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. How well would this work? Just ask Native Americans.
Todd Graham, Jeremy Gingerich
The Park Service wants another large buffalo herd in the Great Plains, which would advance the Department of the Interior’s Bison Conservation Initiative. In what may be a huge opportunity for the Oglala Sioux, a Tribal National Park is emerging in South Dakota—the first of its kind.
The Farm Bill will make it more difficult for Asian catfish to enter the U.S. market. But critics say it’s a trade barrier in disguise.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.
With less than a foot of rainfall each year, the Mojave Desert is not an obvious place to look for water. Reed Watson explores an innovative proposal to pump groundwater from the Mojave and move it to nearby Southern California municipalities.
Water markets are a win-win. The Scott River Water Trust in Siskiyou County pays farmers to leave water instream for salmon and steelhead. This case study looks at how low-volume, low-cost water leases support agricultural communities and municipal development while also enhancing environmental...