Extreme Wildfires are Changing Western Forests

New studies show how high-intensity fires alter flower pollen, soil health and tree growth. Susan Prichard records data while doing research in an area affected by the Carlton Complex fire near Twisp, Washington. Her team’s research found that tree thinning and prescribed burns can help mature trees survive even extremely big and hot fires. David … Continue reading Extreme Wildfires are Changing Western Forests

A Dangerous Cocktail Threatens the Gem of North Idaho

A dangerous cocktail threatens the gem of North Idaho, Upstream mining has left a toxic legacy at the bottom of Coeur d’Alene Lake. Emily Benson/High Country News Early this spring, a migrating flock of tundra swans flew toward a long and narrow body of water in North Idaho marked on today’s maps as Coeur d’Alene … Continue reading A Dangerous Cocktail Threatens the Gem of North Idaho

Earth Day 2019

This Earth Day is all about celebrating Every Corner of the World! So I'll be celebrating My Corner of the World, Colorado this Earth Day Weekend, April 19-22, 2019. I care about our Earth and the places we live. The funds you donate will enable the Sierra Club to do things like: • Provide cleaner, … Continue reading Earth Day 2019

Park City man survives deadly Montana avalanche

Park City resident Brandon Malman was having a quick chat with his buddies while traversing backcountry terrain in the mountains of southwest Montana late last month when they heard Source: Park City man survives deadly Montana avalanche