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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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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.
Feds want to kill some Yellowstone bison
The debate over brucellosis continues as state veterinarians and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service want to inspect Yellowstone bison and kill any that are carrying the disease.
The pendulum swings from dry to wet
After a decade of drought, most of the West is now being drenched.
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  • DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
    This newly created position with The Nature Conservancy's Colorado River Program will play a key role in the development and implementation of strategies to achieve...
  • PROGRAM OFFICER, INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES, NOVO FOUNDATION
    The Foundation NoVo Foundation acts from the original meaning of philanthropy: the love of humanity. The Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a global social transformation...
  • ARMY OF THE DOG
    A new generation of monkey wrenchers hits the Front Range?
  • ANNIE CLARK TANNER FELLOWSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES
    The Tanner Humanities Center and the Environmental Humanities Program of the University of Utah seek an environmental writer to offer classes in Utahs Environmental Humanities...
  • ALASKA STATE DIRECTOR
    The Wilderness Society works to protect Wildlands and inspire Americans to care for our public lands. We seek to hire a strategic, experienced leader who...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Idaho Conservation League (ICL) seeks an individual to lead this 45-year-old organization as executive director, to carry on ICLs work as Idahos leading voice...
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  • WILDEARTH GUARDIANS IS EXPANDING - THREE JOB OPENINGS
    Guardians is expanding and looking for a few great people to join us in protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health...
  • SUNNYSIDE MARKET SEEKS NEW PROPRIETOR
    Organic grocery/cafe at Glacier Bay needs a vibrant leader. Love good food, community, and Alaska? Join us!
  • NO INDIVIDUAL HEROES: OURAY MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
    Ouray County, Colorado, a popular tourist destination, has dramatic mountains and amazing winter ice climbing. Challenging terrain and high altitude can push visitors to their...
  • CALIFORNIA PROGRAM ASSOCIATE - TAHOE AREA
    National conservation organization seeks a regular, full-time California Program Associate-Tahoe Area. Position works closely with California-based program staff and National Forest Foundation staff to provide...
  • CALIFORNIA PROGRAM COORDINATOR - TAHOE AREA
    National conservation organization seeks a regular, full-time California Program Coordinator-Tahoe Area. Position works closely with California-based program staff and National Forest Foundation staff to provide...
  • CALIFORNIA PROGRAM MANAGER - TAHOE AREA
    National conservation organization seeks a regular, full-time California Program Manager-Tahoe Area. Position works closely with California-based program staff and National Forest Foundation staff to provide...
  • CALIFORNIA PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, SOUTHERN CA
    National conservation organization seeks a regular, full-time California Program Associate-Southern CA. Position works closely with California-based program staff and National Forest Foundation staff to provide...
  • THE BOOK OF BARLEY -
    Collector's Item! The story of barley, the field crop. 50 years of non-fiction research. www.barleybook.com
  • TEMPORARY ASSISTANT EDITOR
    Are you a climber and a writer who is passionate about mountain literature? Do you love searching through old alpine journals for stories of esoteric...
  • OWN YOUR OWN CANYON - 1400 SF STRAW-BALE ECO-HOME ON 80 ACRES - 3 HOURS FROM L.A.
    1400 sf of habitable space in a custom-designed eco-home created and completed by a published L.A. architect in 1997-99. Nestled within its own 80-acre mountain...
  • GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP DIRECTOR
    Great Old Broads for Wilderness seeks a full-time grassroots leadership director to oversee all aspects of the Grassroots Leadership Program. This includes ongoing development of...
  • RIVER TRIP LEADER & EDUCATOR
    Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) is a growing nonprofit organization fostering community stewardship of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on Dominguez-Escalante, Gunnison Gorge and...
  • RIVER GUIDE AND EDUCATOR
    Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) is a growing nonprofit organization fostering community stewardship of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on Dominguez-Escalante, Gunnison Gorge and...