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Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate

Press Releases
Jan 1, 2000
Keystone Species Campaign

Like the keystone that supports an archway in architectural design, keystone species sustain ecosystems.

Jan 1, 2000
Economic Backbone or Boondoggle? Economics of Ranching

As western economies change from being extractive based to more environmentally friendly, non-commodity values such as wildlife, water quality, and recreation are increasingly important

Public Lands
Jan 1, 2000
Grazing to Extinction

The species listed here have one thing in common: they are being driven to extinction by historic and ongoing abusive grazing.

Public Lands, Wildlife
Jan 1, 2000
Vanishing Wildlife Dependent on the Southwest’s Arteries of Life

Devastated New Mexico rivers and streamside ecosystems

Rivers, Wildlife
Jan 1, 2000
Streams are the arteries of life in the arid Southwest

These once biologically rich areas are in the "worst shape in history," according to the EPA

Jan 1, 2000
A 1995 report concluded that the southwestern cottonwood-willow forest is one of North America’s most endangered ecosystems

Riparian areas, instead of being lush green oasis in the hot dry climate, are void of vegetation, eroding and, frequently as dry as uplands.