The wildfire burning through sagebrush and grass near Rawlins grew to 1,700 acres. By Thursday Aug. 13, crews had it 50% contained.
Smart folks from both the industrial and conservation sides of the equation find themselves agreeing that there’s no more ground to give on degradation of the environment. Backers of the mitigation banking idea say industrial activity must be leveraged into active and quantifiable conservation and habitat improvement, or the hammer of the Endangered Species Act and other federal laws will indiscriminately put the pinch on all parties.
The annual Pathfinder Days celebration includes a youth rodeo competition. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile – click to enlarge)