Items by Sarah Gilman
When pesticide chemicals were found underneath the houses of Barber Orchard, N.C., it aroused fears nationwide about the risks of building on former agricultural land.
Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.
High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.
The hikers who are loving Colorado’s fourteeners to death need to repair the damage they’re doing and help out either physically or financially.
An extraordinary 1,500-ton machine will create a new water intake from drought-stricken Lake Mead to thirsty Las Vegas
With grasshoppers expected to swarm the West this summer, High Country News looks back at some of the region's most dramatic historic hopper outbreaks.
Over the last century, Wyoming has transplanted hundreds of bighorn sheep, both in-state and out, to buoy struggling herds.
"They're ba-a-ackk!": Enviro-boogeymen return from the dead as Republicans like Richard Pombo seek a comeback.
When a land trust dissolves, its conservation easements need to be taken on by another group, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
The Bureau of Land Management used a large number of "categorical exclusions" to streamline permitting for oil and gas development.
Search and rescue operations in Western national parks are often provoked by the mishaps of young men unprepared for their adventures.
What's it like looking out for hundreds of firefighters in Interior Alaska? Hopefully ho-hum enough to snuggle up with a good book.
- Andrew Sipocz on The great salmon compromise
- Kyle Klain on Enough is enough at the Glen Canyon Recreation Area
- Mary Sojourner on Rants from the Hill: Desert Insomnia
- Mary Sojourner on Solace at the end of Homer Spit
- Jennafer Waggoner-Yellowhorse on Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?