This article was published in High Country News. There had been such a racket, just moments ago. We were gathered at the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge to witness the sandhill crane migration, and we heard the birds before we saw them. They cooed and clucked over our heads as the sun slipped toward the distant … Continue reading The arresting quiet of a crane migration in Washington
This article was published by Audubon. How do you fight a fire ripping through a 135-million-acre grassland tinderbox? It’s a question that federal and state agencies in the Great Basin are scrambling to answer. With sagebrush wildfires spreading fast across the West (recent blazes have scorched as many as 30,000 acres in a day), and climate … Continue reading With Few Options, the BLM Is Mulling Firebreaks to Battle Sagebrush Blazes
This article appeared online in Sierra Magazine. There are many reasons why a dirt road in Montana’s Flathead National Forest would collapse into the creek below: freeze and thaw cycles, heavy rains, passing logging vehicles, or everyday erosion. One particular washout in 2014, which occurred about 3.5 miles up Sullivan Creek from Hungry Horse Reservoir, destroyed … Continue reading Bull Trout Decline Presents Stark Choices in a Changing Climate
This comic was originally published by YES! Magazine Illustrations by Jen Luxton Suppressing fires breaks the natural cycle of life and death crucial to forest health.
This article was written for YES! Magazine As a child, Princess Lucaj was mystified by the oil wells she saw while visiting Los Angeles and the La Brea Tar Pits. She imagined they were dinosaurs and wondered what they could be up to. "We take care of the herd, and the herd takes care of … Continue reading In Alaska, Indigenous Voices Raised in the Struggle Between Life and Oil