Our 2012 Environmental Awards

Here are the people and organizations working hard to perserve the most special places of the West

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3 most endangered lands in the West
Photo by Rob Thomas

3 most endangered lands in the West

Save them now or they are gone forever:

Mojave Desert, CA. Two goods collide: Will large-scale solar power projects displace the rare desert wildlife? nature.org

North Shore, Oahu, HI. At the end of 2011, 27 percent of the North Shore—much of it agricultural lands perched above the Pacific— was up for sale. Will these be developed or stay green? tpl.org/sunset

Telluride and Crested Butte, CO (pictured). Second-home growth and rural sprawl threaten to spoil these mountain towns’ rugged backdrop.tpl.org/sunset


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