Items by Danielle Venton

A California fire department forges a new generation of conservation practitioners
A California fire department forges a new generation of conservation practitioners
In wealthy, segregated Marin County, a pioneering recruitment program breaks down barriers to the firefighting profession
Dispatch from Valley Fire evacuation camp in California
Dispatch from Valley Fire evacuation camp in California
State officials are calling the Lake County blaze one of the fastest-moving fires in memory.
Social media startup cuts food waste
Social media startup cuts food waste
An online exchange puts previously unwanted produce to use.
A map collection for time travelers
A map collection for time travelers
Robert Berlo’s massive map collection is an unexpected data jackpot.
Resistant weeds through history
Resistant weeds through history
A timeline of genetic modification from the 1950s onward.
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
Agrichemical companies power up genetically modified seeds
The next generation of engineered seeds will escalate herbicide spraying, with potentially large environmental consequences.
Coping with two-headed fish and other effects of selenium
Coping with two-headed fish and other effects of selenium
Researchers try to determine if unhealthy amounts of selenium are entering Western soil and water due to energy development.
The time for oysters
Increasing ocean acidity spells trouble for shellfish
Salmon song
A last ditch effort to save Central California Coho begins to make headway
Arizona's clean-election law is pruned, but not uprooted
Arizona's clean-election law is pruned, but not uprooted
Clean-elections laws have a way of withering away, especially since the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling, but Arizona is still struggling to keep political campaigns fair.
Downsized cleanup plan for Idaho Superfund site
A new effort aims to help the people of the Coeur d'Alene basin and the Environmental Protection Agency get along
Hunters ask for protection from enviros
The Sportsmen's Heritage Act would significantly expand hunting's legal reach.
Friday news roundup: Water's the word in Western news
Good salmon season expected, California's water-related climate readiness questioned
Biofuel crops invade gas tanks, habitat
Proposed legislation could promote the planting of aggressive, invasive plants for bioenergy
Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change
Margaret Hiza Redsteer uses Navajo memories to track climate change
A scientist taps the recollections of tribal elders as part of her work to piece together the story of landscape change on the Navajo Nation.
Friday news roundup: Dwindling elk herds and the end of new coal plants?
Aging aqueducts, nuclear power large and small, and the dangers of working in Wyoming
Friday news roundup: field changes, from football to strawberries
Yellowstone bison find a new home; methyl iodide gets pulled from the market; in defense of nutria
The superweeds are coming!
Roundup-resistant weeds are on the increase across the U.S. The situation is bad; the solution to fix it looks worse
Friday news roundup: repeals and drying rivers
Fish v. farmers in California; cleaning up gas; marijuana mayhem
Slippery science: avalanche prediction still tricky
Upcoming models advance avalanche science by factoring in individual snowflake type
Wilderness acres created, by congressional session
Wilderness acres created, by congressional session
A timeline of bills authorizing new wilderness, from 1964 to 2012
Wilderness bills languish in legislative limbo
Wilderness bills languish in legislative limbo
Even Republican sponsors can't seem to break their party's determined stonewalling on wilderness bills in the House of Representatives.
Friday news roundup: Endangered species, oily disappointments
New spotted owl habitat proposals, shrinking coyotes and the continuing elusiveness of oil shale resources
Of tooth, claw and plane: Making my peace with predator control
A stab at understanding why Alaska shoots bears and wolves from the air
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
Photojournalist Lisa Hamilton explores rural California
For her project, Real Rural, photojournalist Lisa Hamilton traveled throughout California, interviewing and photographing scores of rural people.
Friday news roundup: Inside the world of climate change deniers
Heartland Institute pushes anti-science school curriculum, Congress considers new ways to fund rural schools and the BLM drafts fracking rules
Seal Stories from the Pribilof, middle of everywhere
Two NOAA documentaries tell a tale of Alaska's Pribilof Islands and northern fur seals, their most famous inhabitants
Greenhouse gas sources, emitters and effects
Greenhouse gas sources, emitters and effects
Although the West supplies most of the nation’s coal, the effects of coal-fired plant emissions are felt much further afield.
High Country News welcomes new interns
High Country News welcomes new interns
High Country News welcomes new interns Danielle Venton and Neil LaRubbio; Marian Lyman Kirst is our new editorial fellow; and correction to captive wolves story.
Friday news round up: Romney in Nevada, Glacier thief in handcuffs
Also in the news: U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management announce grazing fees, Utah seeks to clean its air and protect sage grouse
High Country News Classifieds
  • CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER
    Central Colorado Conservancy, located in Salida, Colorado, is seeking a Conservation Program Manager dedicated to managing the Conservancy's land protection program which includes developing and...
  • PUBLIC LANDS PROGRAM MANAGER
    Conserve Southwest Utah is seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills and a commitment to environmental conservation for the position of Public Lands Program Manager....
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Western Slope Conservation Center in Paonia, CO, seeks a dynamic leader who is mission-driven, hardworking, and a creative problem-solver. WSCC is committed to creating...
  • PLANNED GIVING OFFICER
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's oldest and largest national parks nonprofit advocacy organization seeks a Planned Giving Officer. Do you find energy in...
  • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO PROJECT MANAGER
    Seeking qualified Northern New Mexico Project Manager to provide expertise, leadership and support to the organization by planning, cultivating, implementing and managing land conservation activities,...
  • REGIONAL TRAIL STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
    Are you passionate about connecting people to the outdoors? The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is looking for someone with trail maintenance and volunteer engagement...
  • TRAIL CREW MEMBER
    Position Title: Trail Crew Member Position Type: 6 month seasonal position, April 17-October 15, 2023 Location: Field-based; The RFOV office is in Carbondale, CO, and...
  • CEO BUFFALO NATIONS GRASSLANDS ALLIANCE
    Chief Executive Officer, Remote Exempt position for Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance is responsible for the planning and organization of BNGA's day-to-day operations
  • IDAHO DIRECTOR - WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT
    Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director to continue and expand upon WWP's campaign to protect and restore public lands and wildlife in Idaho, with...
  • DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, NA'AH ILLAHEE FUND
    Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is seeking a highly qualified Development Director to join our team in supporting and furthering our mission. This position will create...
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    Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is seeking a highly qualified Operations Director to join our team. This position will provide critical organizational and systems support to...
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) is seeking a leader to join our dynamic team in the long-term protection of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). We...
  • GRASSLAND RESEARCH COORDINATOR
    The Grassland Research Coordinator is a cooperative position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that performs and participates in and coordinates data collection for...
  • "PROFILES IN COURAGE: STANDING AGAINST THE WYOMING WIND"
    13 stories of extraordinary courage including HCN founder Tom Bell, PRBRC director Lynn Dickey, Liz Cheney, People of Heart Mountain, the Wind River Indian Reservation...
  • GRANT WRITER
    JOB DESCRIPTION: This Work involves the responsibility of conducting research in the procurement of Federal, State, County, and private grant funding. Additional responsibilities include identifying...
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    Go Bulk! Go Natural! Our products are better for you and better for the environment. Say no to single-use plastic. Made in U.S.A., by a...
  • CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
    Field seminars for adults in the natural and human history of the Colorado Plateau, with lodge and base camp options. Small groups, guest experts.
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    Criminal Defense, Code Enforcement, Water Rights, Mental Health Defense, Resentencing.
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