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Politics, Power and Rivers - Historic Mining in the Rural West

Politics, Power and Rivers - Historic Mining in the Rural West

05/07/2019

When one considers the historic harm done by mining operations to rivers in the West, it is tempting to speculate—if people then could only understand what is known about how river systems work … could one have avoided decades of ecological upheaval and d...

Coldwater Fishing in a Warming Climate

Coldwater Fishing in a Warming Climate

05/07/2019

Each summer, millions of people in the Intermountain West make a sandwich or two, throw fishing gear in the car and head to nearby rivers and lakes to enjoy time on the water. But for anglers seeking cold-water species like trout, recent climate trends ar...


The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources works to better understand our natural ecosystems and to foster the sustainable use of our resources. Awareness of human interactions with our environment is a critical component of better resource management. We focus on the effects of human activities on aquatic and terrestrial landscapes and ecosystems. We seek solutions to problems such as air and water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and conflict between different uses of our resources.

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