Items by Jodi Peterson

Hunger pangs
Hunger pangs
What’s happening in Arctic villages foreshadows a future of climate disruption.
New kids in town
New kids in town
HCN has new editorial interns now reporting for hcn.org and the magazine.
Of packrat poop, creosote bush and juniper-fed lamb
Of packrat poop, creosote bush and juniper-fed lamb
Scientists find that gut bacteria can help animals digest toxic plants.
Visitors from Maine to Montana
Visitors from Maine to Montana
Summer visitors galore.
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The Latest: Interior commits to restoring bison on select lands
The “odd ungulate out” gets a tentative win.
Summer publishing break
Summer publishing break
HCN skips a print issue, holds a board meeting and congratulates our writers on awards.
Wildland firefighting takes funding from other vital programs
Remembering Cecil Garland
Remembering Cecil Garland
The passing of a wilderness advocate, and an HCN correspondent moves to North Dakota.
Welcome, Brian Calvert!
Welcome, Brian Calvert!
New associate editor arrives, HCN reaps rewards in the Top of the Rockies Contest, and we mourn the passing of stalwart activist Billy Frank Jr.
‘Which parks aren’t relevant to black history?’
‘Which parks aren’t relevant to black history?’
A black former park ranger talks about diversity on public lands.
The Latest: Utah loses Salt Creek road suit
The Latest: Utah loses Salt Creek road suit
Cattle ranchers, prospectors and tourists are denied reopening a road on public land.
Parks for all?
Parks for all?
The National Park Service struggles to connect with a changing America.
Utah denied claim to road in Canyonlands National Park
It's spring break time again!
It's spring break time again!
Happy birthday to our founder, Tom Bell, plus friends stop by the office.
New HCN employees and several visitors at the office.
New HCN employees and several visitors at the office.
New employees and visitors arrive at HCN.
HCN welcomes new interns
HCN welcomes new interns
Two new team members have arrived for our six-month journalism boot camp.
Las Vegas Periphery: Views from the Edge, by Laurie Brown and Sally Denton
Las Vegas Periphery: Views from the Edge, by Laurie Brown and Sally Denton
Photographs of where development and nature collide.
The Latest: Southern Colorado protected from proposed Army base expansion
The Latest: Southern Colorado protected from proposed Army base expansion
Now, Fort Carson can't be enlarged without Congressional approval.
HCN takes a holiday break
HCN takes a holiday break
Read fresh stories at hcn.org during our print break over the holidays.
Public land, locked up
Public land, locked up
In the Rocky Mountain West, more than 4 million acres of federal public land are rendered off-limits because there's no way for the public to access them.
Ed Quillen anthology available now
Ed Quillen anthology available now
Daughter Abby Quillen has assembled two anthologies of her father’s columns; a steady stream of visitors have come by our Colorado office.
Public lands with no way in: New report details access problems
California Boomin’
California Boomin’
Former HCN editor takes the reins of a California journal, and friends come to visit the office from near and far.
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