Items by Ben Goldfarb

It’s all about access
It’s all about access
Rural healthcare solutions focus on connecting patients and providers.
The grand plan to save the Yellowstone River
The grand plan to save the Yellowstone River
Can one man’s pie-in-the-sky idea save one the West’s most iconic and underloved rivers?
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
In Washington, the Nooksack 306 fight to stay in their tribe
An internecine battle rages over tribal membership and identity.
Desert tortoise militia occupies Bundy Ranch
Desert tortoise militia occupies Bundy Ranch
Endangered reptiles stage heavily armored takeover of cattleman’s property.
The exotic dancing boom in North Dakota goes bust
The exotic dancing boom in North Dakota goes bust
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
A new climate change novel predicts a dystopian West of sand and refugees.
Malheur occupation could set conservation efforts back years
Malheur occupation could set conservation efforts back years
Invasive carp may recolonize areas they were once eradicated from, depending on how long the occupation lasts.
Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
The federal agency has been researching nonlethal means to protect livestock for decades. So why is it still killing so many carnivores?
Can plant-based feeds make aquaculture sustainable?
Can plant-based feeds make aquaculture sustainable?
Some scientists are replacing sardines and anchovies with soybeans and corn as food for farmed fish.
To save a pine tree, researchers fight fungus with fungus
To save a pine tree, researchers fight fungus with fungus
White bark pines are dying from infection across the Northern Rockies.
Fishers recolonize Washington, part of a Northwest rewilding
Fishers recolonize Washington, part of a Northwest rewilding
The forest carnivore’s return was helped by human intervention.
Ending the murrelet malaise
Ending the murrelet malaise
After decades of declines, Washington state finally has a plan to preserve the bird's habitat.
Will GMO salmon harm Alaska’s fishing industry?
Will GMO salmon harm Alaska’s fishing industry?
Fishermen fear AquaBounty’s creation will collapse salmon prices, but history tells a more complex tale.
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
Ducks Unlimited fires writer over stream access fracas
An axed journalist accuses a billionaire of playing fowl with sportsmen's rights.
How do you sex a beaver? Squeeze and sniff
How do you sex a beaver? Squeeze and sniff
Unlocking the secrets of rodent scent glands could help restore Western watersheds.
The beaver whisperer
The beaver whisperer
A biologist figures out how to keep beavers alive on Western landscapes.
To save Washington's Yakima Basin fish, just add water
To save Washington's Yakima Basin fish, just add water
A drought plan in one of the West’s most forward-thinking watersheds reconciles salmon and agriculture.
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Can studying morality help Yellowstone's wolves and bison?
Sociologist Justin Farrell plumbs the spiritual depths of environmental struggle.
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Was this the final grazing season in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest?
Can herbicides keep Tahoe blue?
Can herbicides keep Tahoe blue?
A new chemical weed management plan has the lake’s water suppliers nervous.
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Help High Country News identify trouble spots for West Coast fish runs.
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
Invasive crayfish in Oregon devastate native newts
At Crater Lake, the National Park Service is seeking solutions — but it could be too late.
Sea lions feast on Columbia salmon
Sea lions feast on Columbia salmon
Fishermen, tribes and environmentalists flummoxed as predator numbers swell below Bonneville Dam.
Young men and fire
Young men and fire
Review of "On the Burning Edge: A Fateful Fire and the Men Who Fought It" by Kyle Dickman.
Climate-vulnerable pikas may be surprisingly resilient to wildfire
Climate-vulnerable pikas may be surprisingly resilient to wildfire
These high-elevation creatures may find insulation in talus fields, according to new research.
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
Fishermen, tribes and environmentalists flummoxed as predator numbers swell below Washington's Bonneville Dam.
Battle of the Lands: Denali wins
Battle of the Lands: Denali wins
Readers voted in our bracket-style tournament to crown the West's best public lands on which to recreate.
Mad Max rides into the West
Mad Max rides into the West
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
The ambitious effort brings a threatened predator back to the Clackamas watershed.
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
How a post-apocalyptic action movie can help us ward off ecological disaster.