Items by Katie Mast

Divers explore national parks' underwater treasures
Divers explore national parks' underwater treasures
The last frontier of the national parks lies underwater.
The fignificent fig man
The fignificent fig man
Lloyd Kreitzer’s journey as New Mexico’s premier fig grower.
The Latest: Court strikes down BLM plan in Utah
The Latest: Court strikes down BLM plan in Utah
The plan failed to adequately protect archaeological sites or control off-road vehicles.
The Latest: Teton pronghorn migration helped by overpasses
The Latest: Teton pronghorn migration helped by overpasses
The animals are using state-built bridges to cross deadly Highway 191.
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
Essick's photographs for National Geographic cover the issues of the West, and the world.
A timeline of our fascination with outer space
A timeline of our fascination with outer space
Space-related activities in the West.
The long journey of the Gila trout
The long journey of the Gila trout
Destructive New Mexico fires may have a silver lining for a threatened fish.
A review of At Home in the West: The Lure of Public Land
A review of At Home in the West: The Lure of Public Land
William S. Sutton photographs “to investigate notions about living in a place.”
The Latest: Montana puts new limits on renewable energy contracts
The Latest: Montana puts new limits on renewable energy contracts
Small-project owners say the new restrictions will force them to compete with large-scale ones.
The fungus among us
The fungus among us
Over the past decade, the West has seen an increase in some rare but scary illnesses.
What IS glamping, anyway?
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
A California Hotshot photographs his life fighting wildfires
Get a rare peek into what it's really like on the job.
The Latest: Fish & Wildlife to shoot thousands of barred owls
The Latest: Fish & Wildlife to shoot thousands of barred owls
The purge, meant to help threatened spotted owls, could begin this fall.
HCN welcomes new interns and employees
HCN welcomes new interns and employees
Journalism bootcamp begins for two interns, and a new online editor, ad salesperson, and development assistant have joined HCN