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Where is the West?

February 11, 2014

Buffalo Doug

At High Country News, folks are reconsidering where the West is (which is the region they aspire to cover).

For them, the West encompasses those states with a “high proportion of public land.” Yet they acknowledge they still leave out arguably Western states, such as Texas and Alaska.

The High Country folks assemble some interesting maps in the course of their discussion. You can find it all here:

What the West would look like with state boundaries drawn by culture, population, or watersheds — High Country News.

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