• Master Leasing Plans: A Responsible Approach, a new report from the National Parks Conservation Association explores concerns about the encroachment of energy development on lands near national parks in the West. This report encourages a wider embrace of Master Leasing Plans (MLPs) in the West and details several national parks that would benefit from MLPs being conducted nearby to avoid conflicts between extraction, recreation and conservation advocates.
  • “Shifting Ground,”  Frederick Reimers, Nature,  the story of how a stunning Colorado landscape after a decade-long war over its water.