Skiers ride a lift at a resort near Sun Valley, Idaho.
A rancher on horseback in Idaho’s snow-blanketed Salmon Valley at dusk.
A forest ranger looks at heavy metal residue in Bucktail creek at Salmon National Forest in Idaho. The slag comes from nearby Blackbird mine, closed in the 1960’s.
A mountain biker and tire tracks that threaten to destroy living desert crust near Arches National Park, Utah.
A copper-tailings impoundment next to a housing development in Arizona threatens leeching of chemicals into groundwater as seen in the sulfide-tinged pool of rainwater.
A clear-cut in Salmon National Forest, Idaho. The reserve covers a 1.8- million -acre tract.
The rodeo princess poses with her horses at the Lemhi county fair in Salmon, Idaho.
Traffic light at the corner of Main and Church streets in Salmon, Idaho.
A young man carries his girlfriend away after graduating from high school in Salmon, Idaho.
A group of masked waiters tend a summer wine auction in Sun Valley, Idaho.
A young boy plays in a stream in Willamette National Forest, Oregon.
Portrait of a cattleman through a windshield standing with his horse on Hot Spings ranch north of Salmon, Idaho.
A rancher’s dog expresses displeasure by snarling at photographer, Joel Sartore, on a ranch in Idaho.
A lamb leaps up after being relieved of his tail for better sanitation purposes by Bureau of Land Management workers on federal grazing lands in southern Wyoming.
A grandfather poses with his granddaughters at his cattle ranch at the edge of the Mojave desert near Goffs, California.
A child is helped ride a sheep during the “mutton busting” event at the annual rodeo in Leadore, Idaho.
A sun-enhanced shower falls on Lemhi county residents who came to the town of Salmon for the annual Salmon River Days festival.
A rancher drives cattle fattened on public land to his employer’s ranch in Lemhi County, Idaho.
Bison (Bison bison) on federal land near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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