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Dec 14 2018 | Center News
The Center’s director looks back on an eventful year for our research projects, public programs, and undergraduate endowment.
Nov 20 2018 | Happenings
On October 29, Lukas Felzmann discussed the evolution of his photography leading to his most recent book, Apophenia.
California’s wildfires have destroyed homes and communities, and even people hundreds of miles away are feeling the effects of smoke. Stanford faculty weigh in on the health effects and increasing frequency of fires.
Nov 16 2018 | Out West student blog
As a summer intern, Terra Weeks ‘17 wrote an ordinance promoting solar energy use. She now works for the California Energy Commission.
We’re proud to announce that our 2018 summer intern Emily Wilson has received a Volunteer of the Year award for exemplary service to Yosemite National Park.
Nov 9 2018 | ... & the West Blog
New rules and new technology are giving farmers and managers a better look at groundwater supplies.
Six Western states vote on important environmental ballot measures; the reduction of Grand Staircase-Escalante threatens fossil discoveries; in Colorado, a farming community may have to change their water consumption due to climate change; and an educator in British Columbia takes the lead on indigenous food sovereignty.

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Jan 15 2019 | ... & the West Blog
Unsold beans pile up in the Northwest; Spokane grapples with a toxic legacy; native treaties clash with Wyoming hunting laws; Phoenix plans for more heat; and kids serve on snowflake watch – some of this week’s notable environmental stories.
Jan 10 2019 | Stanford Daily | Topics of the West
“Domestic rural communities are therefore underrepresented at Stanford by a factor of four. And we know that about five percent of Stanford’s undergraduate alumni live in domestic rural places,” writes Thomas Schnaubelt of the Haas Center for Public Service.
Dec 27 2018 | Center News
Together with Stanford Athletics and the West family, we are pleased to announce the successful creation of an endowed memorial fund to permanently commemorate Heather West’s love of the American West.