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2022: A Year in Review

Recent Center News

What the California storms did — destruction — and what they didn’t do — end the drought; a missing piece of energy transition will be finding enough electricians; Arizonas’s new governor is focusing on water conservation; the impact of a prairie-dog plague; a new law to protect Native artifacts; and more environmental news from around the West.
As California endures yet another prolonged drought, and state water managers have balked at approving plans covering the basins at greatest risk, more growers in a few of the new local groundwater agencies are in revolt at the new rules that will curtail access to the water they once took for granted.
It was a full and rewarding year for us at the Bill Lane Center. Check out our 2022 newsletter to learn about the return of Sophomore College and Rural West, our spring hike from Stanford to the sea, the hiring of two new staff members, some fascinating research and reporting, and so much more. Happy holidays and happy trails to all.