Sarah Gilman

Sarah has covered the West's natural resources, politics and people since 2006. She writes and draws from Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Hakai Magazine, BioGraphic, Adventure Journal Quarterly and others. She was a staff and contributing editor at High Country News for 11 years. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado and has spent most of her adult life in small towns in the Rockies, studying white-crowned sparrows, reporting for newspapers and magazines and working on a trail crew. Her favorite tool — from her days building steps and retaining walls on the slopes of Mount Massive outside Leadville — is the double jack. These days, she's also especially partial to her 8-lb. maul. 

EPA drops study linking fracking to Pavillion pollution
The Obama administration appears to be backing off, yet again, in Wyoming
The blue window
Of face paint, nunataks and Alaska's Harding Icefield
BLM fracking rules just got more industry-friendly
Feds weaken a proposal that many enviros say wasn’t strong enough in the first place
Colorado likely to adopt tough new rural renewable energy requirements
Astronomical rate increases unlikely to follow
Could California lead the West on regulating fracking?
The region's original oil state weighs environmental costs and economic benefits
On losing nothing
On losing nothing
Climate change will transform both the Arctic and the Mojave Desert, but for different reasons
Much ado about mud
Supreme Court vindicates timber industry in logging-road runoff case
'We are the decider.'
Utah attempts to curb federal influence over natural resources
Philip Anschutz’s outsized reach in the West
Philip Anschutz’s outsized reach in the West
The billionaire has stakes in everything from Western art, railroads and petroleum to renewable energy, national parks, stadiums and Justin Bieber.
Signs of a strong environmental agenda?
Obama’s likely EPA pick tough on climate change
‘It helps to be irritating’
Recent strides (and losses) in the oil and gas regulatory world underscore the importance of public engagement
Wyoming windsock you in the face!
The Cowboy state makes an ambitious bid to get California in on its wind
A field program teaches undergrads to think differently about public lands
A field program teaches undergrads to think differently about public lands
Whitman College's Semester in the West and similar programs strive to make students think about resource issues critically and compassionately, and often change their lives in the process.
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
If we don't get our energy here, where will we get it?
Examining the argument that this place is more special than the rest.
Monumental opposition to a monumental proposal?
Outdoor industries rile Utah’s conservative pols with call to protect land around Canyonlands National Park
Tilting the balance of power
Tilting the balance of power
Tribal efforts to hold on to heritage and right past wrongs continue in Port Gamble, Washington.
For sale: The North Fork Valley
Controversial Colorado oil and gas leases back on the table
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