Welcome to the Bill Lane Center for the American West
Dedicated to advancing scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America, the Center supports research, teaching, and reporting about western land and life
Remembering Iris Hui
We mourn the loss of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend, Iris Hui.
Remembering Bill Lilley
The Lane Center remembers Bill Lilley, a charter member of our Advisory Council, whose commitment, generosity and creativity represented unparalleled contributions to the Council’s work and the Center
Practical tips to mitigate harm from wildfire smoke
Lane Center researchers and partners offer tips for staying safe from the smoke during wildfire season.
Lane Center student researchers investigate salient challenges facing the West
In 2021, we’re pleased to welcome 20 RAs into the Lane Center family, with projects spanning climate change, public policy, health and other important issues in the American West.
Who are we? And what do we offer our students?
Exploring the American West with the Lane Center means SoCo in Hawaii, interning at Yosemite, researching indigenous communities and careers in local government. Learn more about the experiences of our accomplished students and alumni.
Recent media fellow examines the insidious threat of ozone pollution
Jim Robbins, our 2021 Western Media Fellow, just published this piece in Yale Environment360 about the harmful impacts of ground-level ozone on biodiversity. The research for this article was supported by the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University.