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A smoldering threat to wildland  firefighters
A smoldering threat to wildland firefighters
Long COVID affects more than 16 million Americans, and firefighters are at increased risk of getting it.
Can Indian Country  withstand the new Supreme Court?
Can Indian Country withstand the new Supreme Court?
The High Court is set to hear a case that will affect thousands of Native kids. Is it qualified to judge?
Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Recollecting life on the edge of the prairie
Portraits of trans life and landscape in rural Washington.
Private-land camping startups offer alternative to public lands
Private-land camping startups offer alternative to public lands
Airbnb-like websites spring up in response to overcrowded public campsites.
Mule deer in decline, crude oil spills and violence against federal staffers.
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
A bikepacking trip in Canyonlands offers a new look at a well-travelled landscape.
Ranch Diaries: How the Triangle P grazes on tribal lands
Ranch Diaries: How the Triangle P grazes on tribal lands
Breaking down private leases and federal permits.
Rants from the Hill: Such Sweet Sorrow
Rants from the Hill: Such Sweet Sorrow
An Airy Meditation on Flatulence and Independence.
Reflections on the atomic blast test in Nevada
Reflections on the atomic blast test in Nevada
How the “typical American family” fared in “Doom Town,” 1953.
Leaked natural gas, oil-price ripple effects and a live HCN forum on public lands management.
Ranch Diaries: An East Coast visitor adds some perspective
Ranch Diaries: An East Coast visitor adds some perspective
Sometimes hosting an outsider is the perfect reboot.
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
HCN forum: Local control in a federal West
Hear a panel of experts discuss whether communities should have more authority over federal lands in their backyards.
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
A bull trout reintroduction in Oregon proves what’s possible
The ambitious effort brings a threatened predator back to the Clackamas watershed.
Western cities ranked by most polluted air
Western cities ranked by most polluted air
Los Angeles and Fresno are worst, Prescott and Bellingham best.
Southwest rain, Endangered Species Act, school-to-prison pipeline and more.
A Yosemite gathering takes on culture, race, socioeconomics in national parks
A Yosemite gathering takes on culture, race, socioeconomics in national parks
Minorities, millennials and urbanites are less likely to visit national parks than upwardly mobile, white baby-boomers.
Still quiet at Canyons of the Ancients
Still quiet at Canyons of the Ancients
Modest increases in visitation and infrastructure since this Colorado monument designation in 2000.
Controversy lingers at Missouri Breaks in Montana
Controversy lingers at Missouri Breaks in Montana
Ranchers, landowners, environmentalists still disagree over the designation.
Tesla powerplay, Sacramento Delta protections, Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty and more.
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
A film documents two friends on the Sierra trek
Review of “Only the Essential: A Hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Colin Arisman.
Making a monument from scratch
Making a monument from scratch
A writer wonders if this piece of Northern California federal land is worth the new designation.
Oil trains, Southwest sprawl, on-shore drilling and more.
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