"Twenty-five years ago, the national park attempted to reintroduce wolves – now scientists are celebrating it as one of the greatest rewilding stories ever".
Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)
"The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws by failing to adequately consider potential harm to Yellowstone cutthroat trout in a Canadian mining company’s plans to expand its search for gold in eastern Idaho, a judge has ruled."
"From the bulging peak of Rabbit Mountain, at 6,000 feet on the edge of the foothills north of Boulder, Colorado, you can watch a transition unfold. To the east, a tabletop of pasture and farmland spreads out to the horizon. To the west, the Rocky Mountains rise impenetrably."
"New documents reveal that the Trump administration has let a mining company take on a major role in writing the environmental report that is key to getting its Idaho gold mine project government approval, the Idaho Statesman reports."
"When John Hiatt moved to southwest Las Vegas in 1976, the water level for his domestic well was 115 feet below the surface. A decade and a half later, it dropped to 140 feet."
Registered attendees can watch recordings of #SEJ2020 in the Whova app. Part two of SEJ's 30th anniversary conference, in-person in Boise, Idaho takes place June 2-6 (#SEJ2021), hosted by Boise State University.
It's critically important to SEJ to gather evidence on the impact of our work. So we're tracking stories inspired by or informed by our virtual conference in September 2020. The stories don’t have to be about a particular virtual session; they can be based on sources or ideas you got from being at the conference, meet-ups, networking, etc. Please help us to keep SEJ strong and share links, photos, copies of reporting generated or informed by this conference. It's never too late! Send your story links to Cindy MacDonald, SEJ's Web content manager.