Items by Erin Halcomb
Nancy Hood has spent 50 summers watching for fires from lookouts in the smoky Siskiyou Mountains of Northern California.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s forensic lab in Ashland, Ore., tackles wildlife crime from around the world.
Dan Donato, whose controversial study on salvage logging sparked an academic firestorm, talks about his research and all it provoked
The U.S. FIsh and Wildlife Service is pondering ways to protect rare desert tortoise from ravenous ravens.
Wyoming microbiologist Randy Lewis is fascinated by spiders – particularly by the remarkable silk they produce.
Along the upper Gila in New Mexico, conservationists and the state squabble over managing the river's water.
The wolf known as B-7 – the last surviving member of a group of Canadian wolves released in Idaho in 1995 – has died.
The Forest Service is making changes that promise to improve the quality of life for the workers who thin and restore the nation's forests.
HCN hosts panel discussion in Berkeley about the West’s political future; notes from readers Mark Salvo and Michael Green.
- 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?
- Emma Drew on What’s in the water in Woods Cross?