Items by HCN

Our expanding universe
Our expanding universe
New staff, new technology, more readers.
HCN in the 2010s
HCN in the 2010s
The era was defined by Malheur, pipeline protests and the beginning of the Trump presidency.
HCN in the 2000s
HCN in the 2000s
A look back at time when extraction was king and Jonathan Thompson was our editor-in-chief.
New interns join the team
New interns join the team
And our latest Virginia Spencer Davis Fellow is announced.
Former HCN interns look back
Former HCN interns look back
Our internship provides real-world skills, and a community, for a lifetime.
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Justice, power and environment: The 2020 elections were defined by grassroots organizing and deep partisanship.
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
The West: Familiar and phenomenal
See winners from our annual photo contest.
High Country News in the ’80s
High Country News in the ’80s
Resentment from environmental regulations and the Sagebrush rebels ramped up in the ‘decade of greed.’
What shows up when the sun goes down?
What shows up when the sun goes down?
See the winners of our annual photo contest, plus other favorites.
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
See the ‘backyards’ of the West
The winners of the reader photo contest, plus other favorites.
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Readers respond with unique encounters and uneasy revelations in the region.
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
A reading list for understanding the region.
The best notes from our reader surveys
The best notes from our reader surveys
We asked you for advice, and here’s what you said.
My neighbor is an addict
No, he's not addicted to drugs, good whiskey, or even bad women. He is addicted to the gasoline engine and the various vehicles and devices to which it has been adapted.
Superb wilderness considered
The Forest Service will hold hearings on management proposals for the primitive areas that border Idaho's Salmon River, a chunk of land that could become one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
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Dear readers, take our four-minute survey!
Dear readers, take our four-minute survey!
HCN.org is getting a facelift. Don't miss the action.
A sampling of northwestern British Columbian mine sites and endangered rivers
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places
Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.
Support the High Country News Intern Program
Support the High Country News Intern Program
Hear stories from HCN intern alumni and former editor Betsy Marston.
Bill McKibben on High Country News
Bill McKibben on High Country News
A message from the award-winning author, educator and environmentalist
We're listening
Energy Colonizes the West
Acres leased for drilling in the West
A little wild
Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states
THE GREAT RANCHING DEBATE
We all have a dog in grazing fight Ranchers grow good food, strong communities Recreation is more harmful than ranching? It's Marston who ignores science Find common ground on ranching Time to ride into the sunset, Marston Is vegetariani
Editor's note
Today, Indian country is in the midst of a 1990s-style revolution that is likely to have a lasting impact.
A Western senator hears from his constituents
New Mexico Republican Sen. Pete Domenici agrees to revise his Livestock Grazing Act after sportsmen, environmentalists and the media raise an outcry against it.
'Green' professor cleared in Wyoming
University of Wyoming law professor Mark Squillace is cleared of charges that his work with environmental groups misused university facilities.
High Country News Classifieds
  • DESCHUTES LAND TRUST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Deschutes Land Trust, based in Bend, Oregon, seeks a collaborative and strategic Executive Director to lead us in pursuing our mission: to conserve and care...
  • DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
    Job Title: Development Manager Supervisor: Senior Director of Development Effective Date: May 17, 2021 Job Status: Full-time (40 hours/week), exempt Location: Within the Colorado Plateau...
  • 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,...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Job Title: Executive Director Reports To: Board of Directors Compensation: $75,000 to $80,000, plus generous benefits and paid leave. Funding for relocation expenses available. Classification:...
  • WATER DIRECTOR
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Application review will begin on April 2, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled....
  • CLIMATE JUSTICE FELLOW
    High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, seeks applicants for a climate justice fellowship. The fellowship...
  • VIRGINIA SPENCER DAVIS FELLOWSHIP
    High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, is offering a fellowship for early-career journalists interested in...
  • COLORADO WILD PUBLIC LANDS VIDEO CONTEST
    Please submit your video of 30 seconds or less, taken on public lands, to [email protected] by May 15th for a chance to win in one...
  • WMAN NETWORK COORDINATOR
    WESTERN MINING ACTION NETWORK (WMAN) CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY CLOSING DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 WMAN is seeking a team member to coordinate the various network activities to...
  • FRIENDS OF THE INYO IS HIRING TRAIL AMBASSADORS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021
    Friends of the Inyo's Trail Ambassadors (TAs) support the Inyo, Sierra, & Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forests and other partners by providing positive public service, outreach, interpretation,...
  • LAND & CABIN ON CO/ UT LINE
    18 ac w/small solar ready cabin. Off grid, no well. Great RV location. Surrounded by state wildlife area and nat'l parks.
  • MANAGER PERMACULTURE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR
    Permaculture / Landscape Company Manager / Site Lead Red Ant Works, Inc. - 20+ year landscape construction and horticultural care company seeks manager and site...
  • CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
    Field seminars for adults in natural and human history of the Colorado Plateau with lodge, river trip and base camp options. Small groups, guest experts.
  • COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
    San Juan Citizens Alliance is looking for a passionate, dynamic, organized, and technology-savvy communications professional to help grow our membership and presence in the Four...
  • ENERGY AND CLIMATE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
    San Juan Citizens Alliance seeks an Energy and Climate Program Associate to focus on public outreach, education and organizing to advance campaigns to mitigate climate...
  • REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
    This position provides professional real estate services and is responsible for managing and completing real estate projects utilizing a project management database that is designed...
  • WILDFIRE MITIGATION SPECIALIST
    The Wildfire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for delivering wildfire risk mitigation information, recommendations and programmatic resources to wildland urban interface homeowners, community members and partners....
  • DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS
    Thorne Nature Experience is hiring for a Development Director and Senior Individual Giving Manager. Individuals will work collaboratively with Thorne's Executive Director to develop and...
  • WESTERN NATIVE SEED
    Native plant seeds for the Western US. Trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers and regional mixes. Call or email for free price list. 719-942-3935. [email protected] or visit...
  • THE LAND DESK: A PUBLIC LANDS NEWSLETTER
    Western lands and communities--in context--delivered to your inbox 3x/week. From award-winning journalist and HCN contributor Jonathan P. Thompson. $6/month; $60/year.