April 24, 2024

4-24-24 Voices for the West: At the Intersection of Art and Activism

We’re joined by landscape painter Rachel Teannalach; illustrator and muralist Miguel Almeida; Britt Freda, artist and Creative Director at Northwest Artists Against Extinction; and M Acuff, artist and a Professor of Art at Whitman College. The panel discusses the intersection of art and environmental activism. View the full presentation here.

March 28, 2024

3-28-24 Voices for the West — Mining in the Modern Era: Poised to Repeat the Mistakes of the Past

We’re joined by Haley Sweetland Edwards, a contributing editor at the Washington Monthly and author of the article “Showdown at Railroad Valley”; Josh Johnson, Central Idaho Director at the Idaho Conservation League; and Bryan Hurlbutt, Staff Attorney at Advocates for the West. The panel discusses shortcomings of the 1872 Mining Law, efforts to reform it,…

March 5, 2024

3-5-2024 Planned Giving Webinar

Did you know there are many ways to give for the West? In addition to monetary donations, you can protect the West for generations to come by giving from a wide range of assets—from retirement accounts to real estate, and securities to estate plans. We’re joined by Aimee Moran, Advocates for the West’s Deputy Director,…

October 26, 2023

10-25-23 Voices for the West — Pillars of Conservation: Advocacy, Litigation, and Education

We’re joined by Mark Salvo from Oregon Natural Desert Association and Advocates for the West Senior Attorney Todd Tucci to discuss a three-pronged strategy for effectively implementing conservation policy—advocacy, litigation, and public education—through the lens of sage-grouse protection. We also highlight how Advocates for the West and our partners are utilizing this approach to defend…

September 27, 2023

9-27-23 Voices for the West: Not Worth a Dam

We’re joined by author Steven Hawley for a conversation about his book Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World and the mess made by America’s dam-building binge of the 20th century. Hawley is writer and co-producer of the award-winning documentary, “Dammed to Extinction,” and the author of Recovering a Lost River. In…

May 31, 2023

5-31-23 Voices for the West — Say It, Don’t Spray It: Bringing APHIS’s Pesticides Program into the Light

The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) program allowing pesticide spraying on millions of acres in 17 western states threatens pollinators and other insects, which contribute services valued at more than $70 billion per year to the U.S. economy, according to a recent study. Greater sage-grouse, monarch butterflies, western bumblebees, and other species…

April 27, 2023

4-26-23 Voices for the West — Wildlife Migration: Paths Worth Protecting

The vital role of migration in ensuring healthy and abundant big-game populations also provides significant cultural, economic, and dietary benefits for humans. We’re joined by Linda Baker, Executive Director of the Upper Green River Alliance, and Sarah Stellberg, Advocates for the West Staff Attorney, to discuss preserving connectivity along the iconic Path of the Pronghorn…

March 31, 2023

3-29-23 Voices for the West: The Anatomy of a Win

Strong court decisions aren’t the only way we win for the West. In this special edition of Voices for the West, we take trip down memory lane to discuss the different ways we have achieved lasting protections for bighorn sheep over our 20-year history — from court decisions, to settlements, to using legal action to…

February 23, 2023

2-22-23 Voices for the West: Enlightened by Dark Sky

The Central Idaho Dark Sky Reserve is a treasured resource for local residents and for all Idahoans and visitors from across the world that come to experience the wonder of the starry night sky. We’re joined by Betsy Mizell, Central Idaho Director for the Idaho Conservation League (ICL); Carol Cole, President of the Idaho Dark…

January 26, 2023

1-25-23 Voices for the West: Writing on Threatened Western Landscapes

We’re joined by award-winning author Claire Boyles and Ryan Shannon, Senior Attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity to discuss the current condition of the Gunnison sage-grouse and the bird’s appearance in Claire’s book Site Fidelity, as well as fiction as a means for drawing attention to pressing environmental issues. View the full presentation here.