Jodi Peterson, High Country News

Jodi Peterson

High Country News

Paonia, CO, United States

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Past articles by Jodi:

‘A dangerous game of chicken’ on drilling near Chaco Canyon —

Feds go back and forth on leasing culturally important lands. → Read More

Update: The last woodland caribou has left the Lower 48 —

Canadian wildlife officials relocated the sole surviving member of the South Selkirk herd to British Columbia. → Read More

Update: Western states move to limit trapping —

Caught dogs and imperiled martens spur reforms for fur-bearer trapping. → Read More

Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing —

Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s. → Read More

Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing —

Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s. → Read More

Update: Forest thinning won’t stop destructive fires —

Fire-proof structures can prevent homes from adding to fuel loads in wildfires. → Read More

California contemplates water for struggling fish —

In an unprecedented move, the state may require upstream users to cut water use to improve water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. → Read More

Update: Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member —

If the calf survives, it’ll be the first addition in three years. → Read More

Update: Study shows decline of Western snowpack is real —

Data confirms climate model predictions of less snow that melts earlier in the season. → Read More

Update: Feds to open most of Arctic refuge coastal plain to drilling —

Despite ecological harm, energy development moves forward in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. → Read More

Update: New law makes it easier to kill salmon-eating sea lions —

In the Columbia River, up to 920 sea lions can be removed each year to protect fish. → Read More

Update: Record number of endangered wolves found dead —

The U.S. recovery program for Mexican gray wolves continues to struggle. → Read More

Podcasts that fill the gap (Podcasts that fill the gap) —

A round up of our favorite podcasts on stories and analysis of the West. → Read More

Update: Razorback sucker populations are increasing —

The endangered fish seem to be recovering in the San Juan River. → Read More

Update: Court blocks old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest —

Meanwhile, the Trump administration pushes to allow roads and more cutting. → Read More

Latest: Top National Park Service climate official resigns —

Marcy Rockman cites pressure from agency. → Read More

Latest: Critics skeptical of mining company’s plans for restoration —

Midas Gold hopes to reopen and revitalize an abandoned gold mining site in Idaho. → Read More

Latest: Trump’s BLM approves a massive California solar plant —

Opponents cite potential harm to desert wildlife, views and sand dunes. → Read More

New reads for fall (New books for fall reading) —

Enjoy a sampling of the season’s best new books. → Read More

Latest: Supreme Court upholds Grand Canyon uranium mining ban —

A twenty-year moratorium on uranium extraction in northern Arizona will stand. → Read More