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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.
Nov 6 2018 | Center News
With the new year and winter quarter approaching, we are pleased to highlight two new courses that will be taught by affiliates of the Bill Lane Center.
With the midterm elections less than a week away, a new poll shows that California voters are more passionate about voting in this campaign than in previous elections, with 83 percent of respondents planning to vote.
One hundred and fifty years ago this coming spring, Leland Stanford drove the last spike that completed the First Transcontinental Railroad, transforming the West and laying the foundation for Stanford University. The Stanford Historical Society plans to mark the event.
President Trump plans to weaken the West’s water regulations; Spokane, Washington and Imperial Beach, California, work to adapt to climate change; farm conservation programs in the Colorado River Basin; and how people have altered the Grand Canyon’s ecology; and other recent environmental reads.

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