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Burn scars

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Burn scars
By Mountain West News • Issue #243 • View online

On wildfires' effects downstream
The ‘burn scars’ of wildfires threaten the West’s drinking water
We’re dumping loads of retardant chemicals to fight wildfires. What does it mean for wildlife?
As California burns, America breathes toxic smoke
How 1910's Big Burn can help us think smarter about fighting wildfires and living with fire
Even Colorado's largest wildfire was no match for beavers
Circling the drain
Can the Great Salt Lake be saved?
Glen Canyon's generating days are numbered
On the Klamath, dam removal may come too late to save the salmon
All ears
Native American tribes tell Biden they want ‘immediate action’ on Bears Ears National Monument, which Trump shrank
Haaland: 'Every confidence' Biden will restore Utah monuments
Local Indigenous groups worry Bears Ears Monument will limit access to ritual space
Public lands tracker
Report: BLM turns a blind eye to cattle grazing impacts, blames wild horses
‘Sagebrush Empire’ and the battle over public land
Podcast explores national parks from Black, Indigenous, people of color perspective
Idaho could swap endowment land around McCall to expand national forest
Idaho Republicans want to streamline geothermal reviews on federal land
BLM prioritizes renewable energy on federal lands
Goats and their poop: BLM hopes horned allies can help slow wildfire spread
Opinion: Chaco Culture National Historic Park is under siege
Critter conflicts
Montana wolf hunt criticized by Yellowstone Park superintendent
Opinion: Montana wolf policies are destroying state's reputation as beacon for wildlife management
New twists, few answers in carnivore trophy hunting debate in Wyoming
Black, grizzly bears exploit human sloppiness all over Jackson Hole
Old-growth logging in endangered Alberta caribou habitat ‘flies in the face of common sense,’ critics say
Behind the wire with a fence ecologist
What else we're reading today
Despite its optics, an Idaho college town remains a complicated place for people of color
The White Sands discovery only confirms what Indigenous people have said all along
When public health becomes the public enemy
Trans Mountain ‘investigating’ claims consultant has ties to Proud Boys terrorist group
Frenzied real estate market imperils land conservation in Washington, Idaho
Ranchers face difficult choices after brutally hot, dry summer
Wyoming loggers fear extinction as federal forest policy evolves
Whistleblowers raised valid concerns about Colorado air pollution monitoring, probe finds, but problems were unintentional
EPA deletes portion of Libby Superfund site from National Priorities List
Crop failure: Why a Montana jury gave hemp growers $65.5M
Should river towns be forced to build costly parks to get recreational water rights?
Albuquerque mayor announces search for missing Indigenous children's remains
Gabby Petito and missing white woman syndrome
Learning through loss
Feds launch multiple probes into deadly Montana Amtrak wreck
Alaska housing can’t survive climate change. This group is trying a new model.
Rockies Today is curated by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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