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The high cost of rural life; does Wyoming need another coal mine? Alaskan Native Groups weigh unification; and can bison stamp out climate change? Some of the best recent stories.
Jamie Rodriguez arrived at the National Council of State Legislatures just as it was scrambling to answer lawmakers' questions about the Election Integrity Commission's voter data requests.
Aug 1 2017 | ... & the West Blog
Welcome to the world of community health workers. The job, part medical aide and part social worker, is a tradition in poor and rural communities around New Mexico and well established in similar places around the country. But institutional recognition has been slow to come.
Jul 31 2017 | Out West student blog
“The Trust for Public Land is not concerned with preserving wilderness,” says Nate Marshall. “Instead, its mission statement, ‘land for people,’ reflects a broader, human-centric approach to conservation.”
Jul 31 2017 | Out West student blog
“At the Henry’s Fork Foundation,” writes Zac Espinosa, “the river is our lab, the outdoors is our home, and protecting all of it is our mission.”
Jul 26 2017 | Out West student blog
“When you’re delving deep into understanding something, it can be challenging to make sure it’s accessible to anyone on the outside,” says Max Vilgalys. “But thanks to the input from our mentor and the other employees, we’re getting better at explaining our results.”
Jul 25 2017 | Out West student blog
“While I may have just started in Yosemite less than 3 weeks ago,” writes Tish Johnston, who is conserving Miwok and Paiute baskets, “My time here feels precious.”

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Oct 17 2018 | Out West student blog
Via our newly published interactive ‘map journal,’ users can trace our Sophomore College field course’s path through Nevada, Utah, and Arizona over two weeks in September.
Oct 12 2018 | Out West student blog
A former western summer intern with the Center, Christina Morrisett, '15, is a watershed scientist with a passion for serving rural communities.
Oct 11 2018 | Out West student blog
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