Culture

California wildfires weren’t always this destructive
California wildfires weren’t always this destructive
Indigenous residents say traditional practices and careful burns could temper blazes.
Where the wild things are
Where the wild things are
The new Haida film Sgaawaay K’uuna is as far from Hollywood as can be – and that’s its greatest strength.
Fear and love in Oregon’s forests
Fear and love in Oregon’s forests
How far will you go for the person you love?
Why has fashion trumped utility on the trail?
Why has fashion trumped utility on the trail?
Outdoor pursuits now come with a price tag that’s unattainable for many.
Dear progressives, don’t give up on the small-town West
Dear progressives, don’t give up on the small-town West
Political advice from a Democrat who ran and lost his own campaign for mayor.
The changing politics of woods work
The changing politics of woods work
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
Portraits of the protectors of Yellowstone
Portraits of the protectors of Yellowstone
A collection of rangers, scientists and artists pose in a landscape they love.
Pledge allegiance to the Earth, not a flag
Pledge allegiance to the Earth, not a flag
Raise up the vulnerable voices of the elderly, impoverished and the wild earth, too.
How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts
How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts
Utah-area tribes explain the continuing relevance of North America’s oldest spud.
In rural New Mexico, a new brewery creates momentum
In rural New Mexico, a new brewery creates momentum
Truth or Consequences looks for ways to attract a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Why save the small town?
Why save the small town?
Cities may seem inevitable, but rural communities are finding ways to hang on.
A glimpse of a family in the shifting West
A glimpse of a family in the shifting West
A Montana family balances raising small children with the challenges of modern-day ranching.
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In the wake of great tragedy, how do you find solace?
In an effort to move forward from another mass shooting, we’d like to hear from you.
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The Navajo Nation has a wild horse problem
The population is exploding, but the tribe doesn’t have funding to manage it.
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A new way to understand 60s counterculture
A collection of personal stories and photos documents alternative lifestyles in the Southwest.
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Indigenous knowledge helps untangle the mystery of Mesa Verde
Pueblo people and archaeologists work to understand the science of human migrations.
Following the path of the mythical Raven
Following the path of the mythical Raven
Alaska’s writer laureate crosses boundaries and rediscovers home.
A Navajo musician’s quest to spread jazz across the Nation
A Navajo musician’s quest to spread jazz across the Nation
After gaining international fame, Delbert Anderson and his ensemble bring their music home.
Women in rural Washington enter local politics after Trump
Women in rural Washington enter local politics after Trump
Energized by the election, more women in Klickitat County seek office, and change.
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
Coal. Guns. Freedom?
How the Trump administration has seized mythologies around coal.
Racism against Native Americans persists
Racism against Native Americans persists
A Rosebud Sioux woman reflects on the ways prejudice pervades Rapid City.
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
The state’s education agency could eliminate curriculum about evolution and more.
Rural communities can coexist with wolves. Here’s how.
Rural communities can coexist with wolves. Here’s how.
The success of Washington’s collaborative wolf management is seldom celebrated.
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