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This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

I’ve always been impressed with Wyoming’s dedication to its natural resources. Hearing about our local tree farmers, looking at side-by-side photographs of the Black Hills now and in the time of Custer, reading about mine reclamations and efforts to revitalize areas hit by fire – these are not concepts I’d really thought about before I moved here.

Even the fact that the Forest Service’s efforts to update its management plan has led to a little controversy only speaks to me of this deeply held commitment to the land. In my humble, city-bred opinion, it’s a wonderful thing.

I found myself ponder...