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Carrying capacity
By Mountain West News • Issue #289 • View online

Crowds, wildlife and the limits of coexistence
The small mountain town of Canmore is booming. But can large numbers of humans and wildlife coexist?
Ground broken on new animal overpass in Bow Valley
A shrinking Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is squeezing park wildlife
150 years of drawing a crowd: Yellowstone National Park looks toward a future with more people
Wildlife guides say 'eh' to congestion
Opinion: Debunking the myth that outdoor recreation equals conservation
More on growth and development
Massive southwest Bozeman parcel set for development
Popularity’s slippery slope
West Ada outlines need for 8 additional schools
Growth and wine collide: Homeowners, winery industry clash as development comes to Eagle foothills
More wildlife news
Study contemplates predators' role in reducing chronic wasting disease
To save caribou, Indigenous people confront difficult choices
Wyoming Migration Initiative
Today @USGS published maps revealing 65 big-game #migration paths in collaboration with state, federal and Tribal scientists across the West. Check out “Ungulate Migrations of the Western U.S.: Vol. 2” here: #deer #elk #pronghorn #wildlife @usgscoopunits
Coyote hunting contests would be banned on federal land If Congress passes the bill it introduced this week
Trapping ban takes effect on public lands in New Mexico
Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in U.S., pleads guilty
Nevada toad declared endangered at site of geothermal plant
Dispatches from the energy transition
Tribes look to renewable energy to power jobs of the future
Climate report draws an arc toward environmental justice, seeking equitable emissions cuts
A Longmont farm wants to teach people how to grow food under solar panels
Colorado solar companies delay work, warn of catastrophe from U.S. Commerce import probe
U.S. House panel grills oil executives at hearing on soaring gas prices
A hollow boom for New Mexico
Boom or bust: Oil industry hits North Dakota
Crypto miner plans to exit Hardin coal-fired power plant
Drought monitor
The Colorado River Basin looks to be locking in another dry year 
New study shows robust increases in atmospheric thirst across much of U.S. during past 40 years
For ranchers, adjusting to drought requires innovation, planning
Drought, high diesel and hay prices devastating to ag producers in northeast Wyoming
The future is not bright for Idaho's water supply, forecasters say
A $7 million effort in Utah will help us understand droughts, floods
Jackson winter among the driest in last 50 years
April Snow Drought Update

Snow drought hits most of the West for 2nd straight year and CA for 3rd straight year.

April marks typical peak snowpack and start of the melt season, making recovery from snow drought difficult if not impossible.

The longest drought, redefined
What else we're reading today
Indigenous leaders say Arizona GOP's new voter ID law will silence the voices of Native people
Billings judge blocks new voting laws
Supreme Court reinstates Trump-era water rule, for now
Wyoming, other U.S. tax havens provide scant oversight of registered agents
Gold and copper mine could generate hundreds of jobs and millions in revenue, report suggests
Salt Lake County bans new mines in Wasatch foothills and canyons
The selenium battle of Lake Koocanusa
Legislative committee opposes ballot initiative to bolster pollution protections on Gallatin, Madison rivers
For cannabis farms, ecosystem science is scarce
‘We’ll help you get started:’ This Utah group wants to help turn your garden into a farm.
Study: Early wildflower blooms sign of a warming Wyoming
State parks face funding shortfalls, increased visitation and more
First pope, now U.S. churches face boarding-school reckoning
Rockies Today is edited 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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