Items by Jodi Peterson 

Microclimates, macro problem
Microclimates, macro problem
As humans rely on our ingenuity to cope with climate change, wild plants and animals take refuge in the mountains’ microclimates.
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
A tight -- but stable -- budget, and a big bash
High Country News hosts a big anniversary party and board meeting in Fort Collins, Colo.; summer visitors.
The woodpecker and the owl
Getting leverage on forest management -- through birds
Wait until darkness
Wait until darkness
In his debut novel, The Wilding, Benjamin Percy captures our ambiguous attitudes toward the natural world.
Skipped issue
Skipped issue
High Country News skips a September issue; visitors; corrections.
Fall books, from steampunk to conservation science
There's a good harvest of new books by Western writers.
On the wing
On the wing
This special "books and essays" issue circles around the theme of migration.
Visitors with flowers and fire extinguishers
High Country News gets a lot of interesting visitors; map correction.
Uranium pullback
Cotter Corp. drops its plan to re-open Colorado mill.
A flood of visitors
A flood of visitors
High Country News gets rain, and visitors; new books from our contributors; Debra Utacia Krol wins award; correction.
Summer Visitors
Summer Visitors
High Country News gets summer visitors; correction.
We need a solution to too many wild horses
We need a solution to too many wild horses
Wild horses are beautiful and romantic, but there isn't room for them on the West's overgrazed public lands.
Summertime slowdown
High Country News skips an issue; visitors; Evelyn Schlatter's book Aryan Cowboys tackles militia movement; correction and clarification.
HCN's key numbers: 3, 170, 20
HCN's key numbers: 3, 170, 20
High Country News board meeting discusses finances; we get a four-star charity rating; Auden Schendler wins awards
Spray, don't shoot
A Wyoming court says fear doesn't justify killing a grizzly.
HCN wins awards
HCN wins awards
High Country News wins Utne Independent Press Award for Environmental Coverage and Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism; thinking globally; corrections.
Changing of the editorial guard
Changing of the editorial guard
After Editor in Chief Jonathan Thompson leaves, High Country News will be led by Jodi Peterson, Ray Ring and Sarah Gilman; former intern Michael Moss wins a Pulitzer.
From Alaska to Paonia
From Alaska to Paonia
Visitors from Alaska; more anniversaries; Emily Underwood and YEWS; Paolo Bacigalupi's novel The Windup Girl gets raves; and corrections.
Spring visitors
Spring visitors
Spring visitors, HCN wins praise and awards; new books by Anders Halverson and Mark Matthews; corrections.
Public lands "blackmailer" returns
Notorious wilderness developer Tom Chapman is at it again.
Not so CX-y now
No more shortcuts for energy development on sensitive lands.
If all else fails ...
The Forest Service invites public participation in rulemaking.
The death of a giant
HCN remembers Stewart Udall, former Secretary of Interior.
Predator control, Alaska-style
In Alaska, collared wolves are gunned down. And a chihuahua.
Who's grabbin' who?
Utah moves to take federally protected lands for development.
Power (and financial) struggle
Power (and financial) struggle
Wide-ranging talk at HCN's "Power Struggle" discussion in Tucson; HCN board meeting raises financial issues; clarification, corrections.
"Green fees"
Wyofile.com investigates claims that green groups recoup billions in legal fees from the feds.
Stewardship award for HCN
High Country News wins Jane Silverstein Ries Award; former intern Emma Brown gives UC Journalism School commencement address; visitors with heart.
Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours
Visitors, after hours; moving to Missoula; remembering Mac Wells; corrections.
Cows vs. RATs
Grazing fees hardly change; campers and hikers pay extra.
High Country News Classifieds
  • DYNAMIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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  • WATER PROJECT MANAGER, UPPER SAN PEDRO (ARIZONA)
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  • CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR
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  • FINANCE & GRANTS MANAGER
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  • WADE LAKE CABINS, CAMERON MT
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  • CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, BOOKS, CULTURE AND COMMENTARY (PART-TIME, CONTRACT)
    High Country News is seeking a Contributing Editor for Books, Culture and Commentary to assign and edit inquisitive, inspiring, and thought-provoking content for HCN in...
  • STATEWIDE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
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  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    TwispWorks is a 501(c)3 that promotes economic and cultural vitality in the mountainous Methow Valley, the eastern gateway to North Cascades National Park in Washington...
  • CLEAN ENERGY ADVOCATE OR DIRECTOR
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  • PROFESSIONAL GIS SERVICES
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  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
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  • PUBLIC LANDS COUNSEL
    The successful candidate will be the organization's lead counsel on public lands issues, including reviewing federal administrative actions and proposed policy and helping to shape...
  • HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
    Solar Energy International (SEI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit education organization with a mission to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower...
  • TRAINING MANAGER
    This is a full-time position based out of our Paonia office. This position is responsible for organizing all of Solar Energy International's renewable energy trainings....
  • GUIDE TO WESTERN NATIONAL MONUMENTS
    NEW BOOK showcases 70 national monuments across the western United States. Use "Guide10" for 10% off at cmcpress.org
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  • 10 ACRES OF NEW MEXICO HIGH DESERT
    10 Acres of undeveloped high desert land in central NM, about 45 minutes from downtown Albuquerque. Mixed cedar and piñon pine cover. Some dirt roadways...
  • OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
    We are a Santa Fe-based nonprofit that builds resilience on arid working lands. We foster ecological, economic, and social health through education, innovation, and collaboration....