Items by Stephanie Paige Ogburn

Idaho: The CAFO state?
Idaho: The CAFO state?
Idaho rolls out the welcome mat for chicken farms and other huge livestock operations.
A civil disobedient for the modern era?
Tim DeChristopher, the jailed environmental activist, follows in Thoreau's footsteps
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon in Wyoming? A guide
Wyoming's concealed-carry laws have been liberalized, but that doesn't mean that everybody can pack pistols in their pockets.
Can YOU carry a concealed weapon without a permit?
Read our flowchart and find out
New Mexico wildfire poses a double threat
Radiation risks an additional problem at Las Conchas fire
Subsidized crop insurance: the next ag boondoggle?
Lawmakers debate farm payments but leave a big one untouched
Here comes Huntsman
All signs point to a slick presidential political campaign coming your way
Two helicopters fly over the Grand Canyon
A short audio clip of the noise of two helicopters flying over the National Park
Sounds of the Grand Canyon, followed by a quiet helicopter
Listen to the sound of the Grand Canyon without a helicopter, and then as a "quiet" helicopter flies in.
A Westerner too reasonable for the White House?
Former Utah gov. Huntsman may be too politic for politics
The Sound of ... Journalism?
Telling science stories through music videos
The Garrison Dam: a history
The Garrison Dam: a history
Author Paul VanDevelder speaks on the U.S. government's plan to dam the Missouri River and flood native lands.
New Mexico governor continues anti-green push
And she may have vice-presidential aspirations
CAFO air pollution crackdown?
Groups petition EPA to regulate ammonia
Sustainable ag education loses funding
Budget bill eliminates ATTRA program
Idaho eases the way for factory farms
State legislature wants to protect large animal operations
Peter McBride on photographing the contentious Colorado River
Peter McBride on photographing the contentious Colorado River
National Geographic photographer Peter McBride shows images from his new book and discusses what he learned while working on it.
Organic farmers prepare to ward off genetic trespassers
Growers gear up to prevent pollen drift from modified seeds
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and economic squeezes
Ranchers battle gigantic meatpackers to get a fair price for cattle in a changing economy.
Superfund sludges on
A primer and update on the 31-year-old law
Forestry + genetics = a blister rust solution?
Forestry + genetics = a blister rust solution?
Genetic sequencing may hold the key to stopping blister rust, a disease that's ravaging Western whitebark pines.
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Jeff Rice on documenting the West in sound
Hear the sounds Jeff Rice collects around the West and learn about why he does it.
Exploring rural communities, food and environment
USDA atlases offer data-rich experiences
Audio librarian Jeff Rice captures the sounds of the West
Audio librarian Jeff Rice captures the sounds of the West
Jeff Rice discusses how he collects sound and plays some of the sounds from the Western Soundscape Archive
USDA to farmers: plant genetically modified crops!
GMO beets and alfalfa get federal go-ahead
Tricking beetles and protecting whitebark pine - a video
A citizen-scientist group helps researchers fight beetle kill
HCN reader photo - chariot racing!
Horse-drawn chariots in Jackson, Wyoming
Sexual assault on the rez
New Harper's article brings the depressing stats to life
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
High Country Views, A conversation with Michael Berman
Writer Pat Toomay talks with landscape photographer Michael Berman about his craft and the draw of the desert.
Wilderness Photographer
Wilderness Photographer
A conversation with Michael Berman about how he finds images and sees the world.