The Environmental Cost of Trump’s Border Wall

Written by on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

A look at the environmental risks if President Trump’s dream of a “great wall” along the U.S-Mexico border becomes a reality.

Law professor John Leshy on the Antiquities Act and the Trump Administration

Written by on Thursday, November 9th, 2017

UC Hastings law professor emeritus and former Interior Department Solicitor John Leshy talks about the Antiquities Act and a strange ruling from the U.S. Court of Claims

Deer, forests, and biodiversity

Written by on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, a conversation with scientist Michelle Elise Spicer, who studies the effects of deer overpopulation and logging on forest biodiversity. Spicer works out of Dr. Walter Carson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Also mentioned in this episode: The Zinke Doctrine

Scoring state conservation policies

Written by on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Jesse Prentice-Dunn and Sara Rose Tannenbaum walk us through the Center for Western Priorities’ new state conservation scorecard.

Fire & Facts

Written by on Friday, September 22nd, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast: Ryan Zinke’s error-ridden monuments report, and are national public lands more likely to burn across the West?

Brent Rose’s epic monument road trip

Written by on Saturday, September 9th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, journalist and director Brent Rose talks about his epic national monuments road trip, and what he’s learned after living the #vanlife for two years. Also mentioned: Interior Secretary Zinke fiddles on climate while America’s national parks burn Congress is considering an egregious giveaway of publicly-owned oil, gas, and coal […]

Ryan Zinke’s Secret Report

Written by on Monday, August 28th, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, Nada Culver and Matt Lee-Ashley explain what we do and don’t know about the secret Interior Department report on eviscerating national mounments, and what a prolonged legal challenge might look like.

Meet Robbie Bond, the 9-year-old public lands activist

Written by on Monday, August 21st, 2017

In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, we watch the solar eclipse with a group of kids, then talk to 9-year-old public lands activist Robbie Bond.

The economy of Grand Staircase–Escalante w/ Nate Waggoner

Written by on Monday, August 7th, 2017

Nate Waggoner, co-owner of Escalante Outfitters, explains how Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument has transformed the economy of Southern Utah, as well as how far he’s gone to try to tell his story to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Inside the Monuments to America road trip

Written by on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

>In this episode of Go West, Young Podcast, the entire Center for Western Priorities team sits down to talk about our Monuments to America road trip across six states, and listen to highlights from speakers at each stop. Read up and see pictures from the trip: Grand Junction to Albuquerque Flagstaff to Palm Springs Las […]

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