The Bridger-Teton National Forest has seen a 28 percent budget cut since 2009, hurting programs, facilities and personnel who serve 3.4 million visitors a year.
Western states are ill-equipped to take ownership of federal lands because of the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires on national forests
With the stroke of a pen Gov. Mead made available $60 million in emergency fire funding for this summer.
Just about everything that people in Wyoming and the rest of the American West are most passionate about when it comes to the outdoors is under the threat of climate change. Todd Tanner is among those who believe that all outdoorsmen — no matter their political stripe — are going to demand policy action from their elected officials.
While still on staff at the Casper Star Tribune, I trained for a week with Bureau of Land Management firefighters in Casper, to earn my Red Card