The John Day River in northcentral Oregon is the secondlongest free-flowing river in the continental United States (the Yellowstone is the longest). It supports abundant fish as it winds through scenic, pristine country proposed for wilderness designation. Scenery, outdoor recreation and other natural assets are important for the region’s prosperity. Alex Phillips, the Sonoran Institute’s […]
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It’s not as exciting as restoring a wetland or leading a geotour. It’s not as satisfying as bringing cattlemen, conservationists, commissioners and contractors together to work out a vision for their community. Planning doesn’t generate much adrenaline or many headlines. It does, however, lay the groundwork for all that follows. Last summer the Sonoran Institute […]
This e-mail arrived after the Sonoran Institute’s Marjo Curgus visited Greenough, Montana, in February to help residents create a vision for their community. Thank you, Sonoran Institute!! A quick note to thank you so much for sending Marjo to Greenough this past Saturday! Our little community (about 160) is spread out over 120 square miles […]
Tim Crawford has seen a lot of change in the 30-plus years he has lived in the Rocky Mountain West, and he is not sanguine about all of it. “I’ve seen the ravages of poorly planned growth in Utah, Idaho and Montana. I feel it chases me wherever I go.” Living in Gallatin County, Montana, […]