The ecological needs of the land need to be considered together with the social and political needs of its people.
Debates over federal lands, from the Malheur Refuge takeover to fossil fuel leases on public land, are back in the news. How do the two parties line up on public land policy?
An anthropologist argues for new ways to value sacred landscapes.
Animals and plants will need escape hatches to move to cooler climes as the planet warms, but few parts of the U.S. have the natural habitat available for these migrations.
The belief that land stands only for production of agricultural commodities destined for the market is perverted. The primacy of the market and private property are contrary to the African worldview.