Archive for Category: "Public lands"
The preponderance of public land is one of the American West’s defining features and it’s a primary reason why so much of the region has escaped the kind of intensive development that characterizes most areas back East. In this set of slides, I examine the lay of the land in the West and explain how […]
Over the past few years, I’ve been creating slides—hundreds and hundreds them. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a major environmental funder, asked us to take stock of the state of the North American West, one of its geographic priorities. Rather than write a report that would quickly be shelved, we decided to answer the […]
The preponderance of federal land is a defining feature of the American West, but the states in the region vary quite a bit on this dimension. I’ve created two slides showing what portion of each state is under federal control. Nevada tops the list with 85%, while Washington and Montana have the least federal land […]