Items by Sarah Jane Keller

Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Sequestration sinks stream gauges
Budget cuts force the U.S. Geological Survey to idle gauges across the country.
Big Brother's big data is coming to Utah
What’s an NSA spy center doing in an unabashedly anti-federal state?
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
The latest: Channel Island foxes rebound
A massive restoration effort has helped the tiny fox recover.
Dry news from the water mines
We're sucking up groundwater faster than ever
Tiny foxes rescued from extinction
A restoration success story on the Channel Islands
Eat more insects
The UN says we need to rear more minibeasts
Save our gauges
Important USGS stream gauges imperiled by austerity
Grizzlies back from the brink?
Now there’s a plan in case they are delisted
(Still) getting the lead out
When will hunters stop poisoning condors with ammunition?
Living on borrowed water
Creative water leasing can help rivers through drought
The latest: A cautious cave re-opening
The latest: A cautious cave re-opening
After closing all Western caves to protect bats from deadly white-nose syndrome, the Forest Service re-opens certain caves
The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety
The latest: Mixed messages about nuclear power safety
Ex-nuclear regulatory commission chief says no U.S. nuclear plants are safe, while California's San Onofre plant plans to restart
In the ozone
Oil and gas drilling make it harder to breathe in Wyoming
Fish-consumption assumptions
Fish-consumption assumptions
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
Return to the bat cave
Forest Service reopens some caves previously closed due to white-nose bat syndrome
How fish consumption determines water quality
How fish consumption determines water quality
States are considering fish-heavy diets when setting water quality standards
Montana’s roadkill bill
Montana’s roadkill bill
If you think eating roadkill looks bad, you’re picking on the wrong law
Uncertain science in CA's Bay Delta
Science can help make tough water decisions, but it can't decide for us
Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past
Visitors to public lands seek different experiences than in the past
With demographic shifts, trendy activities like wildlife viewing and kayaking are increasing faster than traditional activities like hunting and backpacking.
Locally-grown climate conversations
An innovative reporting project brings the meaning of climate change home
Counting--and counting on--visitors
Collecting data about public lands visitors is important bean counting.
The endangered species to-do list
Feds release plan for backlog of imperiled species
Want to put Western weather on the map?
Your smartphone data could help a Washington researcher predict the weather
Managing Western water from space
NASA satellite helps keep space-age natural resource data flowing
Bakken tech boomlet?
A handful of companies try to reduce waste from gas flaring in North Dakota
A new normal for snow
A new normal for snow
The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.
Who is writing New Mexico's water regulations?
A proposed rule to protect groundwater from copper mines suffers at the environment department's hands
Public pollution data make for a less-filthy West
The EPA's annual toxics report is out. It's not perfect, but we shouldn't take it for granted.
Get used to the new normal
New 30-year climate normals show there's less snow now
Native women fail to find justice
Congress fails to close a loophole that allows many non-natives to get away with crimes on reservations
High Country News Classifieds
  • SEASONAL SAN JUAN RANGERS
    Seeking experienced crew members to patrol Colorado's most iconic mountain wilderness.
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES STAFF SCIENTIST
    The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a staff scientist to advocate for the conservation of endangered species. General position overview: The position will involve working...
  • STAFF ATTORNEY - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
    The Center for Biological Diversity - a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of imperiled plants, animals and wild places - seeks a dynamic...
  • STAFF ATTORNEY
    The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Staff Attorney to join our team of attorneys, scientists, campaigners who are working to protect America's public lands...
  • SOUTHWEST CONSERVATION ADVOCATE
    The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a Southwest Conservation Advocate to join our team of attorneys, scientists and campaigners who are working to protect America's...
  • OCEANS PROGRAM CAMPAIGNER
    The Center for Biological Diversity seeks an experienced campaigner for its oceans program. The aim of the position is to campaign for the protection of...
  • CLIMATE LAW INSTITUTE ATTORNEY
    The Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute is looking to add an attorney to its team and will consider applicants at both staff attorney...
  • FULL-TIME CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR
    The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a full-time Campaign Director in our Climate Law Institute to join our campaign for progressive, urgent government action to...
  • WESTERN WATER PROJECT MANAGER
    National Wildlife Federation is hiring NM-based position focused on riparian corridors, watershed health. Learn more and apply online: https://www.nwf.org/about-us/careers
  • ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Position Title: Associate Program Director Location: New Mexico; flexible in state Position reports to: Senior Program Director Position Closes: March 13, 2020 GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The...
  • DEAN, W. A. FRANKE COLLEGE OF FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
    Dean, W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, apply http://bit.ly/2548umjobs. AA/EEO/ADA/Veterans Preference Employer
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER
    Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a creative and driven graphic design professional to design high quality print and digital collateral. The Graphic Designer will bring...
  • STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST
    San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks experienced person to manage its 133 conservation easements in south-central Colorado.
  • CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE
    Sierra Club's Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign is hiring an experienced campaigner to lead our work challenging the oil and fracked gas industry on the Gulf...
  • AG LANDS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Oregon Agricultural Trust (OAT) seeks passionate relationship builder experienced in coordinating agricultural conservation easement transactions.
  • REMOTE SITKA ALASKA FLOAT HOUSE VACATION RENTAL
    Vacation rental located in calm protected waters 8 miles from Sitka, AK via boat with opportunities to fish and view wildlife. Skiff rental also available.
  • FINANCE DIRECTOR
    Mountain Studies Inst (MSI) is hiring 4+ positions: Finance Director; Coms/Engagmnt Mngr; Dev/Engagmnt Dir; Americorps vol
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    Mountain Studies Inst (MSI) is hiring 4+ positions: Finance Director; Dev/Engagement Dir; Coms/Engagement Mngr; & Americorps volunteer
  • SEASONAL TRAIL CREW LEADERS
    Lead the nation's premier volunteer-based trail crew programs on the spectacular Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This is a great career-building opportunity for rising professionals....
  • ORGANIZING AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
    Is this your dream job? Are you looking to join a nationally recognized organizing network, live in a spectacular part of the West, and work...