High Country News September 05, 2011
The dedicated volunteers of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network gather field data to help conserve the birds they love.
In New Mexico's San Juan County, a new ordinance contrasts upper class aesthetics against a rural lifestyle.
Four Western cities receive grants to improve habitat for the millions of migratory birds that pass through urban areas every year.
The federal government sets its sights on clearing the air above gas operations
The Mountain Maidu Indians and the state Department of Fish and Game are both seeking control of California's Humbug Valley.
The Conservation Reserve Program, which pays farmers to idle highly erodible cropland, is facing budget cuts and other challenges.
The Kumeyaay Indians of Southern California are among the tribes using new strategies to reclaim rights to their lands.
Across the country, "citizen scientist" volunteers help professional researchers by gathering data on wildlife species, from moose to hummingbirds.
The midsummer heat of Phoenix is unbearable to an adult human being - unless you take a lesson from the desert wildlife, and adapt.
Two HCN stories win recent awards; summer visitors come to call; catching up with former intern Lisa McKhann.
Manuel Muñoz creates a dark mystery inspired by the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's legendary thriller Psycho.
The narrator of Madison Smartt Bell's disturbing 13th novel is a former member of a murderous, Manson-like cult.