Cally Carswell

Contributing Editor

Cally got her start in public radio before taking the print plunge with HCN in 2009. New Mexico-born, Chicago-raised, Cally spent her pre-HCN decades plotting her return to the Southwest. Happy to once again be a tiny dot in a big landscape, she writes and edits news and features for the magazine and freelances for other publications from her home in Santa Fe. Cally's work on forest mortality and climate change won a 2014 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers and a Kevin Carmody award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

email: callyc at hcn.org

The case of the snotty streams
The case of the snotty streams
A mysterious algae known as “rock snot” is smothering wild rivers — and may hold clues to their future.
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
The species became the first fish to recover enough to be delisted.
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The Latest: Wildlife refuges
The refuge system finally has a strategy for expansion.
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
2011's huge wildfires and what they portend. Spoiler: More dead trees.
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Another Yellowstone River oil spill
Pipeline safety regulation hasn't changed much since the last spill.
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
The unusual occupation at Utah’s Book Cliffs
They’re burning mad about climate change. Are you?
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Latest: Bison transferred to Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Disease-free animals from Yellowstone get a new home.
Mapping wolf dispersal
Mapping wolf dispersal
A Northern Rockies wolf was spotted at the Grand Canyon.
Latest: Montana judge rules groups of wells illegal
Latest: Montana judge rules groups of wells illegal
“Exempt well” laws in most Western states allow domestic wells to be drilled without water rights.
The desert-friendly cow
The desert-friendly cow
A rancher and a researcher search for a better bovine — and think they’ve found one.