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See the bay ‘where water is gold’
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
Photos by Carl Johnson illustrate the cost of building the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.
See portraits of gnarled conifers
See portraits of gnarled conifers
A couple draws and writes about the complexities of bristlecone pines and humans.
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Will the Colorado River reach the Gulf of California once more?
Photographs of last month's historic water pulses.
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
Geoduck fishermen switch to urchins off Washington’s coast
China banned West Coast shellfish after finding traces of toxins.
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
A city beyond the fog and under one roof
Photographs of isolation and community in Whittier, Alaska.
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
Bison roundup at Rocky Mountain Arsenal refuge
At least 20 animals were removed from the herd to let habitat recover.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
Kids will be kids
Kids will be kids
Photographer Rebecca Drobis looks for universal images of youth on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
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.
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Veteran photographer shines light on US immigration
Death and deportation at the US-Mexico border, and lives after crossings.
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
The gray area: a conversation with artist Renee Couture
An Oregon artist reinterprets the region's timber wars.
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars
At the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah, researchers consider the possibility of exploring the red planet.
Photographing migrant foragers
Photographing migrant foragers
Eirik Johnson explains his images documenting the lives and culture of itinerant mushroom hunters.
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West
First impressions: an Easterner's new life in the West
Photographer Andrew Cullen used Instagram to document his move from Maine to Colorado, capturing Western scenes of surprise and wonder.
The West, in pictures
The West, in pictures
High Country News showcases a selection of photos submitted to SAGE Magazine, a student-run environmental magazine at the Yale Forestry School. The images include beautiful wildlife photography and poignant illustrations of humans' relationship to the natural world.
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
Street artist Jetsonorama tries a new kind of healing in Navajoland
A black physician wheatpastes gigantic photographs outdoors to celebrate the tribe and human experience.
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
For her project, Real Rural, photojournalist Lisa Hamilton traveled throughout California, interviewing and photographing scores of rural people.
A long journey home
A long journey home
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe wants to return salmon to California's McCloud River by bringing back the fish’s descendents, now in New Zealand.
Colorado River blues
Colorado River blues
Photos and audio stories of communities that live along the troubled Colorado River.
Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape
David T. Hanson's disturbing photographs of industrial landscapes are "the topography of our open wounds," writes Wendell Berry in a preface to Hanson's "Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape."
Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers
Japanese-born photographer Kenji Kawano documents the Navajo Marines' "code talkers" of World War II in a new book.
Desert Images
Desert photographs by Phil Lauro.