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Nov 13 2015 | Happenings
Two fundamental resources of the American West, water and energy, were the focus of the fifth annual State of the West Symposium held on November 12.
Oct 28 2015 | Research Notes
Elizabeth Zach has been traveling throughout the rural West interviewing women farmers and ranchers about their lives and livelihoods, compiling a moving portrait of a changing field though interviews with more than 50 subjects.
Oct 14 2015 | Research Notes
We are very pleased to announce that John J. Dougherty's book Flooded by Progress has been acquired by the University of Washington and is headed for publication.
Oct 8 2015 | Center News
According to a poll conducted in late August and early September, 54 percent of likely voters in California supported mandatory cutbacks in water supplies, and that "dealing with the state's water problems" topped their priorities for state government.
Aug 27 2015 | Research Notes
Daniel Polk describes his research on the Salton Sea, the California's largest lake by area and a vast but rapidly changing body of water in the southern desert.
Jul 31 2015 | Center News
We are pleased to announce that Bill Lane Center for the American West's founding former director David M. Kennedy has been selected to join the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail's advisory council.
Jul 13 2015 | Out West student blog
I had the opportunity to join my supervisor and a group of other natural and cultural resource management professionals on an educational excursion to the Beartooth Mountains (right next to the northeast entrance to the park) to explore the topic of ice patch archaeology, that is, scouring the rapidly melting ice patches of the high alpine regions of the vicinity for artifacts emerging after thousands of years.


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