Magazine
The Most Cooked-Up Catch

July 27, 2009

A "cap-and-trade" program for Alaskan and West Coast fisheries could save fish and take the edge off the dangerous multimillion-dollar fishing derby of the sea.

Feature

The Most Cooked-Up Catch
The Most Cooked-Up Catch
Saving fisheries -- and taking the edge off the dangerous derby of the sea.

Editor's Note

Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas
Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas
Fisheries management is important to more than seafood lovers; it's a matter of life and death to Pacific Coast communities.

Current

Revival or dam-nation?
Revival or dam-nation?
The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.

Uncommon Westerners

Nirvana on a backhoe
Nirvana on a backhoe
Kim Erion restores habitat using heavy equipment and a heartfelt connection to things like logs and rhododendrons.

Essays

The bare bones of life
The bare bones of life
The rocky, remote landscapes of the Southwest have long served astronomers as a metaphor for the surfaces of other planets.

Book Reviews

The meat of the matter
The meat of the matter
In Righteous Porkchop, Nicolette Hahn Niman takes on factory farming but gives ranching a pass.
Forager, feed thyself
Forager, feed thyself
In the essays and recipes collected in Fat of the Land, Langdon Cook retraces his path from fast-food junkie to wild-food chef and gourmand.

Perspective

What we got here is a failure to collaborate
What we got here is a failure to collaborate
Wilderness advocates think Jonathan Jarvis is a good choice to head the National Park Service, but critics say he badly mishandled an oyster farming controversy in California.

Dear Friends

National visit-your-parents-in-Paonia week?
Visitors come to Paonia; new books from HCN authors.

Visualizing the Landscape

2,000 miles of controversy
2,000 miles of controversy
The new border wall may not be stopping all that many immigrants, but it's certainly having an impact on Southwestern wildlife.

Two Weeks in the West

The same old Sen. Reid?
The same old Sen. Reid?
Year after year, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid has stood squarely in the path of every attempt to reform the 1872 Mining Law. Plus: The Energy Department wants to dump tons of deadly mercury, most likely in the West.

Letters

High Country News Classifieds
  • MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
    Job Announcement: Membership Director Job Title: Membership Director Supervisor: Executive Director Classification: Full-time exempt Location: Boise, ID Job Overview Winter Wildlands Alliance is seeking a...
  • IMPROVED LOT
    Private road, hillside, views. Well, pad, septic, 99 sq.ft. hut. Dryland permaculture orchard. Wildlife. San Diego--long growing season
  • STEWARDSHIP SPECIALIST
    San Isabel Land Protection Trust seeks experienced person to manage its 133 conservation easements in south-central Colorado.
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Executive Director Position Announcement POSITION TITLE: Executive Director ORGANIZATION: Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument REPORTING TO: Board of Directors LOCATION: Ashland, OR POSTING CLOSES: March...
  • ARIZONA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    Arizona Conservation Corps is seeking a Program Director in Flagstaff or Tucson
  • UNIQUE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
    Profitable off-the-grid business located 2 miles from Glacier National Park. Owner has 6 years operating experience. Seeking investor or partner for business expansion and enhancement....
  • NEW MEXICO PROPERTY - SILVER CITY
    20 acres, $80,000. Owner financing, well, driveway, fencing possible, very private, sensible covenants, broker owned. Contact - 575-534-7955 or [email protected]
  • GRANT WRITER
    "We all love this place we call Montana. We believe that land and water and air are not ours to despoil, but ours to steward...
  • COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
    ABOUT US: "This thriving citizens organization exemplifies the ideal of public involvement in public processes." - Billings Gazette At Northern Plains, we believe that true...
  • ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM
    To view the complete position description please visit: http://employment.stlawu.edu. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • TRAIL CREW & ASSISTANT TRAIL CREW LEADERS
    SEEKING TALENTED TRAIL WORK LEADERS The Pacific Crest Trail Association, headquartered in Sacramento, California is dedicated to protecting, preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National...
  • SEASONAL SAN JUAN RANGERS
    Seeking experienced crew members to patrol Colorado's most iconic mountain wilderness.
  • 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.
  • DEVELOPMENT AND ADVOCACY DIRECTOR
    Provide stewardship and protection for the Great Burn wildlands along the Montana-Idaho stateline. This position is based in Missoula, MT, where a river runs through...
  • LISA MACKEY PHOTOGRAPHY
    Fine Art Gicle Printing. Photo papers, fine art papers, canvas. Widths up to 44". Art printing by an artist.
  • WILDERNESS CONSERVATION CORPS - OREGON
    The Siskiyou Mountain Club is hiring interns for the 2020 Field Season. Interns utilize non-mechanized tools to complete trail restoration and maintenance while gaining job...
  • EXPERT LAND STEWART
    Available for site conservator, property manager. View resume at http://skills.ojadigital.net.
  • CONSERVATIONIST? IRRIGABLE LAND?
    Stellar seed-saving NGO is available to serious partner. Package must include financial support. Details: http://seeds.ojaidigital.net.
  • CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
    Colorado Plateau Natural & Human History Field Seminars. Lodge, river, hiking options. Small groups, guest experts.
  • WESTERN NATIVE SEED
    Specializing in native seeds and seed mixes for western states.