Items by Jodi Peterson

The river wilder
The river wilder
River restoration is a complex business, whether you’re talking about Colorado’s fast-moving Gunnison River or the polluted urban waterways of San Francisco’s East Bay.
"The Sportsman's Park Service"
The newest system of public lands finally becomes permanent.
The "Bennett Thaw", at last
A decades-old tribal development ban is finally ended.
Jaguars A to Z
The Arizona Star has compiled great jaguar coverage.
Portland's crystal ball
In Oregon, land planners look five decades into the future
Desert disappearances
The bodies of two missing explorers have been found in Utah.
A Paonia love story
A Paonia love story
David Anderson is High Country News new advertising rep; skiers and farmers visit; Matt Klingle wins book award; corrections.
"The Darth Vader of forest policy"
A chat with Mark Rey, former head of the Forest Service.
Score one for Grand Staircase-Escalante
Denver court tosses Utah counties' appeal.
Wanted: your support and ideas
High Country News needs reader input and support; spring snow and winter visitors.
A fine feathered re-do
Obama administration plans to revise spotted owl plan
James Herriot, we need you
Large-animal vets are in critically short supply.
"Suns and pulsing moons" of content
HCN's former online editor nominated for sci-fi prize.
See you in April!
See you in April!
High Country News skips an issue; Western water books; kudos for HCN’s writers; clarification and correction.
The Native health gap
Death rates climb in Indian Country.
INNOVATE, Part II
INNOVATE, Part II
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.
Requiem for a jaguar
The life -- and death -- of Macho B.
The big, bad, brucellosis-spreading wolf?
Wyoming lawmakers say wolves may transmit disease to cows.
One winner in the recession -- quagga mussels
Too expensive to fight invasive shellfish?
A collar for a big kitty
For the first time ever, a jaguar in the U.S. is wearing a tracking device.
Happy birthday Wallace Stegner
The much-loved Western writer would have been 100 on Feb. 18.
A voice in the wilderness
A voice in the wilderness
Jim Stiles tries to keep his Canyon Country Zephyr alive online; visitors, or the lack thereof; and book notes.
An even more unlikely Shangri-la
Plans for a posh Utah resort will now be put to public vote.
A dog day report card
Agencies and states flunk "Prairie Dog Management 101."
They shoot elk, don't they?
A national park may finally get its elk overpopulation problem under control.
Welcome, new board members
Marley Shebala and Jesus De La Rosa join HCN’s board of directors; Ed and Betsy Marston win Champions of the Rockies award; Rebecca Clarren wins Alicia Patterson Fellowship and Ken Wright has a new book.
Who’s an Indian?
Deciding who is, and is not, a member of a Native American tribe can be a difficult business.
A pack of problems for wolves
Disease and federal indecision and inaction make life hard for the West's wolves.
Unnatural selection indeed
In heavily-hunted populations, it's the small and weak who survive.
Plum over, for a forest development deal
Timber company drops its backdoor road agreement with the Forest Service.