What and where are biological soil crusts? And how can we protect them?
The Desert Protective Council continues to be the longest-lived desert conservation organization in the U.S. for a combination of reasons.
Understanding the battle for Our Public Lands by Alfred Runte
A history of the beginnings of the Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center that brings you up to date with the research concerns of today.
by James W. Cornett
There is one Southwest desert plant found on more street signs, businesses and schools than any other plant species — the ubiquitous ocotillo.
by Shaun Gonzales
A dazzling display of stars in the night sky is a resource visitors to the desert often expect and take for granted. Light pollution has invaded the night sky, much like urban sprawl engulfs our wildlands, although there are simple steps each of us can take to solve the problem of light pollution.
How Grand Canyon became “Noisy Park” and why we need national litigation to restore natural quiet to the Grand Canyon and other national parks.
by Howard Wilshire
Spurred by concern over dependence on foreign energy and looming global climate-change problems, development of renewable energy on public lands in western U.S. began in earnest in 2005.