Salmon River steelhead, lesser known than salmon, face equally difficult challenges
By Brent Lawson
While the plight of wild salmon is often the subject of great debate and policy fights, the challenges Salmon River steelhead face are less well known, though equally formidable. [...]
The Western Sage Grouse's curious ritual
By By Adam Tanous | Photography by Nancy Whitehead
Some 186 million acres of sagebrush grassland unfold across 11 states. This is the Sagebrush Sea, home to 350 wildlife species, including mule deer, elk, pronghorn, and golden eagles. Perhaps the showiest of all creatures scraping out a life in this harsh environment is the greater sage grouse. [...]
The story of Idaho's water and its hold on a growing state
By By Adam Tanous
In the West, battles over water tend to get framed in terms of big abstract entities—municipalities, hydropower companies, agricultural conglomerates—wrestling over equally abstract terms. However, underlying and informing all of those arguments is a fact much more visceral: Water is the most primal of substances on earth. [...]