Items by Tim Lydon

Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Tell Interior not to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Against economic and ecological reason, officials plan to open the refuge to drilling.
How to celebrate Earth Day
How to celebrate Earth Day
Stand up for public lands, fight climate change and get outside this April 22 — and all year long.
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
In Alaska, sustainable recreation dollars help advocates for protected areas.
The West grapples with history through its place names
The West grapples with history through its place names
A growing number of places have been renamed to honor their first inhabitants.
We can still ease back from worst-case climate scenarios
We can still ease back from worst-case climate scenarios
A colossal iceberg breaks off Antarctica, foreshadowing a daunting future climate.
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
Climate change is exacerbating illegal immigration.
A place for artists on public lands
A place for artists on public lands
The connection between art and the American landscape offers new ways to advocate for lands.
Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change
Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change
The industry is short-changing millions of visitors at a time when dialogue is needed.
This year’s weird Alaska winter should make us very, very nervous.
This year’s weird Alaska winter should make us very, very nervous.
It’s time to think of winters like the past three as glimpses into the future.
Stop trying to make biking in wilderness happen. It’s not going to happen.
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
Giving thanks and looking forward
Colorado's 'Berlin Wall for wildlife' should get an animal crossing
Colorado's 'Berlin Wall for wildlife' should get an animal crossing
Supporters hope to try out a revolutionary design on I-70.
Snow, no longer so white
Snow, no longer so white
Dust and soot harm snowpacks--and downstream water users
For climate's sake, finish your veggies
For climate's sake, finish your veggies
Wasting food, wasting energy
Dead whales do tell tales
Dead whales do tell tales
Our problems disposing of a beached whale point to how basic ecological links are broken.
Here come the Super Storms
Here come the Super Storms
A storm on the Alaskan coast last year eerily resembled the recent and devastating Sandy.
Don't look for the frontier in Alaska
Don't look for the frontier in Alaska
Tourism, sprawl and energy development have made Alaska less wild; now climate change is also altering the North
The teenagers we're not helping
The teenagers we're not helping
The West's gay teenagers are too often ignored -- abandoned by their families to live on the streets or in overcrowded homeless shelters.
A young wolf wanders the West
A young wolf wanders the West
OR-7, a young Oregon wolf, has logged some 1,000 miles in his journey through the West, becoming the first wild wolf seen in California since 1924.
Go take it off the mountain
Go take it off the mountain
The life-size statue of Jesus on Montana's Whitefish Mountain Resort may be loved by many, but it does not belong on public land.
Greens need to occupy the Occupy movement
Greens need to occupy the Occupy movement
Today's activists need to get more involved in protesting the environmental profiteering that is destroying our planet.
Ice matters
Ice matters
We're not just losing our glaciers; we're unraveling the systems that sustain all life on earth.
This Earth Day, it's all about the air
This Earth Day, it's all about the air
If you can take a nice deep breath and enjoy a clear blue sky, thank the Clean Air Act.
Finding place
Finding place
A wilderness ranger has spent the last 14 years coming to intimately know -- and love -- a remarkable corner of Alaska.
Religious leaders shouldn't duck their responsibility
Religious leaders shouldn't duck their responsibility
Western religious leaders need to speak out more strongly on the dangers of climate change.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of protecting huge swaths of land
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of protecting huge swaths of land
A landmark law passed 30 years ago settled Native land claims in Alaska in ingenious and still-controversial ways.
Living with wolves takes some practice
Living with wolves takes some practice
An Alaskan wilderness ranger believes humans can co-exist with wolves, despite anti-wolf hysteria in the Northern Rockies.
Climate of denial
Climate of denial
An Alaskan wilderness ranger wonders how tourists can look at melting glaciers and not believe in climate change.
What have we learned a century after the Big Blowup?
What have we learned a century after the Big Blowup?
The West's most devastating wildfire left its marks on the land in more than one way.
High Country News Classifieds
  • CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER
    Central Colorado Conservancy, located in Salida, Colorado, is seeking a Conservation Program Manager dedicated to managing the Conservancy's land protection program which includes developing and...
  • PUBLIC LANDS PROGRAM MANAGER
    Conserve Southwest Utah is seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills and a commitment to environmental conservation for the position of Public Lands Program Manager....
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    The Western Slope Conservation Center in Paonia, CO, seeks a dynamic leader who is mission-driven, hardworking, and a creative problem-solver. WSCC is committed to creating...
  • PLANNED GIVING OFFICER
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's oldest and largest national parks nonprofit advocacy organization seeks a Planned Giving Officer. Do you find energy in...
  • NORTHERN NEW MEXICO PROJECT MANAGER
    Seeking qualified Northern New Mexico Project Manager to provide expertise, leadership and support to the organization by planning, cultivating, implementing and managing land conservation activities,...
  • REGIONAL TRAIL STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
    Are you passionate about connecting people to the outdoors? The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) is looking for someone with trail maintenance and volunteer engagement...
  • TRAIL CREW MEMBER
    Position Title: Trail Crew Member Position Type: 6 month seasonal position, April 17-October 15, 2023 Location: Field-based; The RFOV office is in Carbondale, CO, and...
  • CEO BUFFALO NATIONS GRASSLANDS ALLIANCE
    Chief Executive Officer, Remote Exempt position for Buffalo Nations Grasslands Alliance is responsible for the planning and organization of BNGA's day-to-day operations
  • IDAHO DIRECTOR - WESTERN WATERSHEDS PROJECT
    Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director to continue and expand upon WWP's campaign to protect and restore public lands and wildlife in Idaho, with...
  • DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, NA'AH ILLAHEE FUND
    Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is seeking a highly qualified Development Director to join our team in supporting and furthering our mission. This position will create...
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    Na'ah Illahee Fund (NIF) is seeking a highly qualified Operations Director to join our team. This position will provide critical organizational and systems support to...
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) is seeking a leader to join our dynamic team in the long-term protection of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). We...
  • GRASSLAND RESEARCH COORDINATOR
    The Grassland Research Coordinator is a cooperative position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that performs and participates in and coordinates data collection for...
  • HYDROELECTRIC PLANT
    1.3 MW FERC licensed hydroelectric station near Taylorsville CA. Property is 184 deeded acres surrounded by National Forrest.
  • "PROFILES IN COURAGE: STANDING AGAINST THE WYOMING WIND"
    13 stories of extraordinary courage including HCN founder Tom Bell, PRBRC director Lynn Dickey, Liz Cheney, People of Heart Mountain, the Wind River Indian Reservation...
  • GRANT WRITER
    JOB DESCRIPTION: This Work involves the responsibility of conducting research in the procurement of Federal, State, County, and private grant funding. Additional responsibilities include identifying...
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    Go Bulk! Go Natural! Our products are better for you and better for the environment. Say no to single-use plastic. Made in U.S.A., by a...
  • CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
    Field seminars for adults in the natural and human history of the Colorado Plateau, with lodge and base camp options. Small groups, guest experts.
  • ATTORNEY AD
    Criminal Defense, Code Enforcement, Water Rights, Mental Health Defense, Resentencing.
  • LUNATEC HYDRATION SPRAY BOTTLE
    A must for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Cools, cleans and hydrates with mist, stream and shower patterns. Hundreds of uses.