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 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.
A mountain biker and tire tracks that threaten to destroy living desert crust near Arches National Park, Utah.
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.
Cattle being driven off of BLM land in the fall near Leadore, Idaho.
Whitewater rafting on the Salmon River in Idaho.
Skiers and tourists in the heated pool at Sun Valley Lodge (Idaho).
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