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Peak and Ecological Flows in Oregon
As the state prepares to allocate winter water the debate about how much needs to remain in-stream churns on
Gold dredging conflict heats up
Funding cuts in California and a new front in Southern Oregon
Biomass energy production in the Interior West
Politicians’ push development; citizens and economists are not so sure
Agriculture by the numbers
USDA’s Census of Agriculture provides key data and insights
The McClintock Factor
Conservative California congressman opposes Obama’s Western water initiatives
The deficit may enable reform of Farm Bill Conservation Programs
On budgets, abuses and whistleblowers
The buffer battle
Ag groups work to overturn streamside pesticide spray restrictions
An anti-wilderness knee jerk
Opponents attack Salazar’s decision to consider the values of wild public land
Klamath River clean-up takes a step forward
Clean-up plan’s effectiveness hinges on how it is implemented.
Promoting forest biomass
Why rural western elites ignore the economic realities
California state parks funding measure fails
But voters approve climate law, no matter what cost
Dredging Western rivers for gold
Is it “recreation” or “mining”….or both?
Special Treatment for Ag
California law exempts farmers and ranchers from California ESA penalties
The Public Trust makes a comeback in California
California activists make a desperate effort to stop the dewatering of rivers and streams
Conservation groups reject deal for Child Nutrition Program
Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, etc., back ag subsidies disguised as conservation programs
Who's burning the forest?
Arson isn't the only reason western wildfires have become larger and hotter.
A new chapter in Klamath River Water Wars
The focus shifts to water management in two key tributaries
Colin Peterson, the 2012 Farm Bill and the environment
Powerful Congressman excludes enviros from initial hearings
The 2012 Farm Bill dance has a sad history
Conservation programs have become huge boondoggles but Environmental Establishment seems unconcerned
Archives and legal precedents
How they are used makes all the difference
Meditational rant on the word "pristine"
How we use the term reveals more about us than about the places to which we refer
The 2012 Farm Bill dance begins in DC
Farm Bill Conservation Programs have become massive boondoggles but the Environmental Establishment appears unconcerned
Privatizing conservation
Planning and designating marine reserves on the California Coast
Feinstein and Westlands – who’s running whom?
Back in September the powerful water district delivered a message to California’s senior senator; it appears that she got it.
Native Farmers and Ranchers
USDA publishes data on Indigenous Americans involved in agriculture for the first time!
The 2008 Farm and Ranch Survey is out!
Irrigated agriculture is decreasing in the West
Sundance, Redford and Obama
Film festival's founder offers opinion on Utah and the President
Timber Corporations, Real Estate and Community Forests
In 2010 Weyerhauser will become a Real Estate Investment Trust
Ray Ring, Andy Stahl and the Clinton Roadless Rule
To understand why most Forest Service managers don't like roadless land protection follow the money
High Country News Classifieds
  • 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...
  • IDAHO RIVERFRONT:
    2+ acres, 400+ feet on Snake River, 2800 sf residence, NWF-certified wildlife habitat, excellent hunting, fishing, birdwatching, stargazing, sunsets & panoramic views. In the heart...
  • 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...
  • POLICY AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
    The Center for Western Priorities (CWP) is a nonpartisan communications and policy center that serves as a source of accurate information, promotes responsible policies and...