Out West

Conservation, Human Landscape, Multimedia, Out West

Aqueduct-walking in the Mojave Desert

Aqueduct-walking in the Mojave Desert

Sayd Randle hikes with a filmmaker along the Los Angeles Aqueduct as they meet the communities impacted by the water consumption of Los Angeles, California.

by × September 26, 2016 × 0 comments

Conservation, Freshwater, Out West

Much of the Grand Canyon is arid and covered in desert scrub. Photo by the author.

A Gurgle Beneath the Roar: The Grand Canyon’s Hidden Water

When it comes to water in the arid landscape, Laurel Hamers says we should be concerned about more than just the Colorado.

by × November 21, 2014 × 2 comments

Conservation, Human Landscape, Out West

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

Presence in Absence: The Lengths We Go to Leave No Trace

While restoring an old ranch site in Idaho’s Selway-Bitteroot to wild land, forester Shane Hetzler ponders what we are talking about when we are talking about wilderness.

by × October 2, 2012 × 0 comments

Conservation, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Out West

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Every winter, the state of Wyoming feeds thousands of wild elk to protect the animals against starvation. But are the feedgrounds keeping the herds alive, or dooming them –– and tearing apart human communities in the process?

by × August 13, 2012 × 1 comment

Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples, Out West

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

After several weeks of traveling, I’ve finally arrived in Sitka, Alaska, where I’m working with the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.

by × July 24, 2012 × 0 comments

Culture, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Multimedia, Out West

Image by Stephen Brooks. Increasing periods of drought in the American West have raised concern among those dependent on the land. Nathan, a young rancher in Eastern Oregon, awaits the building clouds with hope that they may bring a much-needed spring rain for the parched soils.

How the West Was Won: The Sage + Westies Photo Essay

What happens when a magazine and a student group collaborate to put out a call for images that tell stories about the North American West? Inboxes rapidly fill up with muskoxen and lots of people gain an excuse to drink Oregon beer while looking at mind-blowing pictures. A selection of photos from beyond the 100th meridian.

by × May 6, 2012 × Comments are Disabled