Items by Auden Schendler

In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
In a time of division and hate, wildfire unites a community
Disaster response offers an antidote to the era of “me.”
The business of climate change, in market terms
The business of climate change, in market terms
Climate change solutions are socially and politically divisive, but they needn’t be.
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
Political protest works best with prolonged effort.
How to fix exclusive resort towns
How to fix exclusive resort towns
It’s time to rethink urbanization in mountain communities.
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
How public policy-making ought to work: Get the facts, make the policy.
In small-town baseball, a wider world
Big water, big dreams
Big water, big dreams
A review of The Emerald Mile: the Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko.
In the land of getting nothing done
In the land of getting nothing done
A delegation of outdoor recreationists go to D.C. to lobby for climate action — and walk into the congressional shutdown.
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Recreation is one potential casualty of a changing climate.
Are you strong? Remembering Randy Udall
Are you strong? Remembering Randy Udall
A friend remembers energy activist and outdoorsman Randy Udall after his death.
Are You Strong? Remembering Randy Udall
Searchers found the body of the environmentalist, energy expert and outdoorsman in Wyoming on Wednesday.
Childhood's end
Childhood's end
A writer watches his kids grow up into a world he can never protect them from.
Great hope, great fear
Great hope, great fear
The threat of climate change is terrifying, especially for people who fear for their children's future, but there is still hope, if we start working together.
Journeys we take at home
Journeys we take at home
There’s nothing like an imaginative, lively 3-year-old boy to make a person slow down and remember how to play.
When a scientist becomes an activist
When a scientist becomes an activist
In his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, NASA climate scientist James Hansen explains the truth of climate change and reveals why he has risked his career to bring the issue to light.
Out of the frying pan . . .
Out of the frying pan . . .
If we don’t deal with climate change now, we’ll face horrendous social and economic consequences.
Time to cowboy up
Time to cowboy up
A carbon tax is the fairest way to tackle climate change, despite its political challenges and risks.
What the Crandall Canyon mine disaster tells us
Auden Schendler says Robert Murray – owner of the Crandall Canyon mine and a well-known global warming denier – is responsible for poor decisions that go beyond mining in an unsafe environment.
The clock is ticking
Robert Redford and Auden Schendler find it ironic that, under its current leadership, the Environmental Protection Agency could never qualify for one of the Climate Protection Awards it gives out.
The challenge of climate-change denial
Skeptics, even irrational ones, probably once had a useful evolutionary role to play in human communities, but in the face of rapid climate change, they are becoming a fatal obstacle
Why are there still climate-change deniers?
Auden Schendler finds the evidence compelling but resistance persistent about global-climate change.
Dick Cheney was right
Auden Schendler says Dick Cheney was right: Individuals can’t solve the crisis of global climate-change. But government action can
How to build a ghost town with great views
The writer looks at rich resort towns and wonders why residents keep blocking affordable housing
The windy West gains influential support
The writer sees wind power gaining ground with smart businesses
Bumper stickers are a serious thing
The writer's avocation is bumper-sticker sociologist
Ski resorts go for the green
Auden Schendler says 30 ski resorts now support a bipartisan comprehensive bill to slow global warming
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
Notes from a corporate insider: It's not easy turning green
The sustainable-business movement, which holds that environmentalism and business can be a winning combination, is not as easy on the ground as it may seem.
Floating past ghosts on the Green River
The writer describes a river-rafting trip through the Cataract Canyon on the Green River in Utah.
High Country News Classifieds
  • GRAND CANYON DIRECTOR
    The Grand Canyon director, with the Grand Canyon manager, conservation director, and other staff, envisions, prioritizes, and implements strategies for the Grand Canyon Trust's work...
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    Great Old Broads for Wilderness seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the organization's general operations. This includes phone and email communications, office correspondence and...
  • HISTORIC LODGE AND RESTAURANT - FULLY EQUIPPED
    Built in 1901, The Crazy Mountain Inn has 11 guest rooms in a town-center building on 7 city lots (.58 acres). The inn and restaurant...
  • ONE WILL: THREE WIVES
    by Edith Tarbescu. "One Will: Three Wives" is packed with a large array of interesting suspects, all of whom could be a murderer ... a...
  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SALAZAR CENTER FOR NORTH AMERICAN CONSERVATION
    The Program Director will oversee the programmatic initiatives of The Salazar Center, working closely with the Center's Director and staff to engage the world's leading...
  • WILDEARTH GUARDIANS - WILD PLACES PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000. Location: Denver, CO, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Missoula, MT or potentially elsewhere for the right person. Application Review: on a rolling basis....
  • RIVER EDUCATOR/GUIDE + TRIP LEADER
    Position Description: Full-time seasonal positions (mid-March through October) Organizational Background: Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) is a 10 year old nonprofit organization fostering community stewardship of...
  • BOOKKEEPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
    Position Description: Part-time, year-round bookkeeping and administration position (12 - 16 hours/week) $16 - $18/hour DOE Organizational Background: Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) is a 10...
  • LAND STEWARD
    San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks a full-time Land Steward to manage and oversee its conservation easement monitoring and stewardship program for 42,437 acres in...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Ventana Wilderness Alliance is seeking an experienced forward-facing public land conservation leader to serve as its Executive Director. The mission of the Ventana Wilderness Alliance...
  • COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    The Quivira Coalition (www.quiviracoaltion.org) is a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that builds resilience on arid working lands. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education,...
  • GRANT WRITER
    "We all love this place we call Montana. We believe that land and water and air are not ours to despoil, but ours to steward...
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    The Development Director is responsible for organizing and launching a coherent set of development activities to build support for the Natural History Institute's programs and...
  • WILDLIFE PROJECT COORDINATOR
    Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF or Federation) is America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 53 state/territorial affiliates and more...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Cinnabar Foundation helps protect and conserve water, wildlife and wild lands in Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by supporting organizations and people who...
  • TRUSTEE AND PHILANTHROPY RELATIONS MANGER,
    Come experience Work You Can Believe In! The Nature Conservancy in Alaska is seeking a Trustee and Philanthropy Relations Manager. This position is critical to...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT FRIENDS OF CEDAR MESA
    -The Land, History, and People of the Bears Ears Region- The Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa region is one of the most beautiful, complex, diverse,...
  • CONSERVATION SPECIALIST
    Position will remain open until January 31, 2021 Join Our Team! The New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is a non-profit land trust organization dedicated to...
  • OLIVERBRANCH CONSULTING
    Non-Profit Management Professional specializing in Transitional Leadership, Strategic Collaborations, Communications and Grant Management/Writing.
  • GREAT VIEWS, SMALL FOOTPRINT
    Close to town but with a secluded feel, this eco-friendly home includes solar panels, a graywater reuse system, tankless hot water, solar tubes, and rainwater...