One of the great things about this news- and word-delivering format is the community aspect, i.e. you, fair readers, and these “threads” which are designed to give you your say.
The (fully vaccinated, praise be!) Land Desk is about to pack up the ol’ reporting-jalopy and go on the road to visit the country I cover, rooting out news and stories as I go (contingent upon the COVID situation). I’m hoping y’all will help guide my itinerary with some news tips and suggestions regarding pressing land/community issues in your part of the world. Point me to a new mine proposal in your neck of the woods, for example, or an innovative approach to the affordable housing problem, or a leaking oil well, or a place that has been ravaged by drought, or just a person who is doing a lot for the lands and communities. Ask a question, tip me off to nefarious activities on the public lands, or just send me to an interesting place.
If it’s too sensitive to put out there to the whole group, go ahead and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But before you do that, make sure you catch up on your Land Desk reading (which, I know, is hard to keep up with, thus these ketchup, er, catch-up, days.) If you haven’t, please check out:
Going beyond the carbon-shaming headlines to the lessons cannabis-cultivation’s profligate energy use can teach us.
My take on America’s gun violence epidemic, which, contrary to popular belief, did not subside during the height of the pandemic.
Also relating to the culture of violence: Tallying up the death toll of Wildlife Services, a federal agency that kills millions of animals each year (along with a story about ol’ Three Toes).
The mega monument in Utah’s Canyon Country that almost was.
And all the other great content at landdesk.org
So have at it: Guide me on my upcoming reporting trip around the West! Tell me about the pressing issues that you’re interested in, worried or optimistic about, intrigued by. And, if you haven’t signed up as a paid subscriber, be sure to…
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