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.
Does drought-prone California need another reservoir?
Explore a new interactive map in our online magazine, And the West, to view the capacity of 158 California reservoirs.
Highlights from the 2022 Eccles Family Rural West Conference
In Pocatello, Idaho, scholars and practitioners explored solutions to climate and economic challenges in the rural West.
Friends of the Bill Lane Center hike from Stanford to the Sea
On Saturday, April 30, 2022, the Lane Center brought back its Stanford to the Sea hike, taking a group on a 22-mile trek from Jasper Ridge to Gregorio State Beach.
Improving California transit can make for a healthier and more sustainable region as a whole
Our recent conference with Seamless Bay Area sought to apply best practices from Switzerland to our own transportation ecosystem.