Profiles

The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
The fight for Bears Ears, on the road
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, Ute Mountain Ute member, takes the monument debate to Washington.
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Meet Denise Juneau, who hopes to be the first Native American woman in Congress
Indian Country votes will help determine whether this seat flips to blue.
Meet the West’s oldest climate correspondent
Meet the West’s oldest climate correspondent
Anna Mae Wright has spent seven decades recording the weather.
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Meet the man helping the Park Service prepare for a hotter future
Patrick Gonzalez walks the walk when it comes to climate action.
Meet the new advocates for the West
Meet the new advocates for the West
A generation of young Western activists are using outdoor sports as a step towards conservation.
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 of the West’s most iconic and underloved rivers?
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
#whereisjose: The man forging a new path in the outdoors
José González is tapping into Latinos’ passion for nature.
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
Lawyer Melanie Gleason is traveling the West, offering legal advice pro bono.
NPS unveiled: Meet the people that make the national parks run
NPS unveiled: Meet the people that make the national parks run
Thousands of individuals in parks from Denali to Petrified Forest do little-known but essential jobs.
Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Montana rancher looks to the past to prepare for tomorrow’s climate
Can re-engineering the family ranch help it survive climate change?
The story behind a saved cienega in New Mexico
The story behind a saved cienega in New Mexico
A rancher fights to protect a restored wetland against torrential rain and other threats.
The rise of Lisa Murkowski
The rise of Lisa Murkowski
Alaska’s pragmatic senator wants to reshape America’s energy policy.
The roads scholar
The roads scholar
An ecologist helps wildlife safely cross highways.
The man behind a New Mexico county's fracking ban
The man behind a New Mexico county's fracking ban
Last year Mora became the first county in the nation to permanently ban oil and gas development.
Out in the backcountry
Out in the backcountry
A profile of a gay ranger in the National Park Service.
The geoglyph guardian
The geoglyph guardian
Alfredo Figueroa fights to protect ancient land art in southern California.
The fignificent fig man
The fignificent fig man
Lloyd Kreitzer’s journey as New Mexico’s premier fig grower.
 Travels with migrant farmworkers
Travels with migrant farmworkers
A conversation with Seth Holmes about on-the-ground research for his new book.
Ruth Kirk, pioneering guidebook author
Ruth Kirk, pioneering guidebook author
A natural and human histories expert of the West reflects on her work.
A California essayist on American optimism and how landscape shapes our imaginations
Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's four-year road trip
Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's four-year road trip
Bringing poetry to an entire state, one county at a time.
The renegade cartographer
The renegade cartographer
Dave Imus challenges the murkiness of modern mapmaking.
What do you know?
Author Percival Everett defies categories and generalizations.