Items by Sarah Gilman

They're baa-aaack. . .
Is the West ripening for a Right wing comeback?
Little orphan easement?
Little orphan easement?
When a land trust dissolves, its conservation easements need to be taken on by another group, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.
Frack 2, Scene 1
Frack 2, Scene 1
New York City fights drilling in its watershed, and even some energy executives say the industry needs to be more transparent about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Snodgrass slowdown
Feds reject a controversial Colorado ski area expansion
Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?
Is the BLM practicing unsafe CX?
The Bureau of Land Management used a large number of "categorical exclusions" to streamline permitting for oil and gas development.
More on that big sucking sound from Vegas
High Country News editor Jonathan Thompson talks pipelines with KUNC's Kirk Siegler
The good seats don't come cheap
The good seats don't come cheap
Sixteen Westerners are among the 50 richest members of Congress today.
The changing face of the West
HCN joins other journalists for a live discussion of energy, politics and wilderness in the West.
The long dark tea time of the split estate
Feds may finally begin contacting landowners when they lease mineral rights under their property.
Peril in the parks
Peril in the parks
Search and rescue operations in Western national parks are often provoked by the mishaps of young men unprepared for their adventures.
Medic!
What's it like looking out for hundreds of firefighters in Interior Alaska? Hopefully ho-hum enough to snuggle up with a good book.
A wedding, a story
A wedding, a story
Visitors; editor's note on Gary Paul Nabhan's piece about Jon Jarvis.
Milk: It doesn't always do a body good
A comprehensive list of dairy accidents and deaths in the West
A bear ate my old landlord?!
HCN staffer Tammy York talks about basement living and close encounters of the wild kind
Don't feed the animals
Fatal black bear attack is only third on record in Colorado.
Alternative alternative energy in the West
Assistant Editor Sarah Gilman chats about HCN's summer special issue
Kitten caboodle
Colorado's reintroduced lynx finally start having babies again
Thinking Past the Moment
Thinking Past the Moment
The Sierra Club's Carl Zichella discusses the balancing act involved in finding the best -- and least environmentally sensitive -- places to put big renewable energy projects
Visitors from underground
Visitors from underground
Spelunkers visit High Country News; correction; obituaries for N.W. Grosse-Rhode and Ramon Mena Owens.
Catching the sun
Catching the sun
Is it possible to help resolve a huge problem like climate change by cobbling together small, locally generated solutions?
Salmon scuffle
Federal agency and author disagree on High Country News story
For the love of wastelands
For the love of wastelands
Is it possible to develop large-scale solar projects and transmission lines without sacrificing the West’s wide-open landscapes and deserts?
Pika power-downer
Feds may extend protections to most adorable animal ever
Kickstarting salmon salvation?
Obama administration makes new moves for endangered fish
For the love of wasteland
For the love of wasteland
Is it possible to develop large-scale solar projects and transmission lines without sacrificing the West’s wide-open landscapes and deserts?
INNOVATE, Part III
INNOVATE, Part III
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, such as: Redefining rancher politics, A rediscovered renewable, Creating public nooks and crannies and more.
INNOVATE, Part I
INNOVATE, Part I
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.
If you can't beat 'em, shoot 'em.
Idaho proposal to cull Lolo-area wolves is back before the feds.
Revving the "engine"
The Department of the Interior hints at plans to buoy the economy
Mule deer anti-decline?
Ungulates rebound (just a little) in Wyoming's Pinedale Anticline gas field
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