Items by Emily Guerin

Don't let it burn
The Forest Service steps up fire suppression
The cloud seeding believers
Southwest states drop dollars to make it snow in CO, WY and UT
High Country News gets new interns
HCN's newest interns are Brendon Bosworth and Emily Guerin; farewell to Philip Fradkin; correction.
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
The Continental Divide Trail gains new protectors
After its original trail group dissolved in January, in July the new Continental Divide Trail Coalition formed. They'll coordinate protection and maintenance of the long-distance hiking route through five Western states.
Birkenstocks and Stetsons
Sustainable ranching isn't as new, or as alternative, as some Easterners might think
Are big, severe wildfires normal?
A controversial new study challenged the conventional wisdom that mismanagement has led to bigger fires
Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution
Congress thwarts effort to reduce Grand Canyon noise pollution
A last-minute provision in July’s transportation bill overrules Park Service recommendations for quieting the cacophony of sightseeing air traffic over the Grand Canyon.
Documenting drought from the ground up
The Drought Impact Reporter collects the human stories behind severe drought
Grand Cacophony National Park?
A new law prevents the National Park Service from making the Grand Canyon quieter