Items by Sarah Gilman

The cute calamity
Pika populations are blinking out faster than ever in the Great Basin
Missing the subdivisions for the trees
Symposium full of dire news about climate change's impacts on Western forests
"What's good for the rancher is good for the grouse"
Has the threat of ESA protection done more for sage grouse than a listing ever could?
When deer mice attack
Climate change may boost infectious disease in the West
La Nina vs. Western Snowmaggedon
In the battle of weather wills, wintryness seems to be winning in the lower half of the region
Snowbound? Take a virtual tour of the West
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the New York Times
It's not all lights and sirens
Rural ambulance services face increasingly tough times
What lies beneath
What lies beneath
When pesticide chemicals were found underneath the houses of Barber Orchard, N.C., it aroused fears nationwide about the risks of building on former agricultural land.
Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Forest Service tackles Idaho bighorn problem
Idaho's Payette National Forest is trying to keep wild bighorn sheep separated from domestic sheep, which can spread disease.
Taming the River Wild
Taming the River Wild
Proposals to make dangerous rapids safer rouse controversy among avid river-users.
Skipped issue
Skipped issue
High Country News skips a September issue; visitors; corrections.
Lumbering along, barely
Lumbering along, barely
The timber from Colorado's beetle-killed trees is not finding much of a market.
A flood of visitors
A flood of visitors
High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.
Boots on the trail ought to pay up
Boots on the trail ought to pay up
The hikers who are loving Colorado’s fourteeners to death need to repair the damage they’re doing and help out either physically or financially.
A boring diagram
A boring diagram
An extraordinary 1,500-ton machine will create a new water intake from drought-stricken Lake Mead to thirsty Las Vegas
Grasshoppered!
Grasshoppered!
With grasshoppers expected to swarm the West this summer, High Country News looks back at some of the region's most dramatic historic hopper outbreaks.
Nature-for-profit
Nature-for-profit
As the economy has globalized, illegal trafficking of wildlife has gotten worse in the West.
Ewe-haul
Ewe-haul
Over the last century, Wyoming has transplanted hundreds of bighorn sheep, both in-state and out, to buoy struggling herds.
Poltertics, 2010
Poltertics, 2010
"They're ba-a-ackk!": Enviro-boogeymen return from the dead as Republicans like Richard Pombo seek a comeback.
It may be the apocalypse. . .
. . .but at least the skiing is good
Safe(r) CX
At long last, the DOI reins in oil and gas development.
They're baa-aaack. . .
Is the West ripening for a Right wing comeback?
Little orphan easement?
Little orphan easement?
When a land trust dissolves, its conservation easements need to be taken on by another group, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Frack 2, Scene 1
Frack 2, Scene 1
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Snodgrass slowdown
Feds reject a controversial Colorado ski area expansion
Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?
Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?
The Bureau of Land Management used a large number of "categorical exclusions" to streamline permitting for oil and gas development.
More on that big sucking sound from Vegas
High Country News editor Jonathan Thompson talks pipelines with KUNC's Kirk Siegler
The good seats don't come cheap
The good seats don't come cheap
Sixteen Westerners are among the 50 richest members of Congress today.
The changing face of the West
HCN joins other journalists for a live discussion of energy, politics and wilderness in the West.
The long dark tea time of the split estate
Feds may finally begin contacting landowners when they lease mineral rights under their property.
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