April 14, 2014

When the Colorado River reached the Gulf of California last month for the first time since the 1990’s, photographer John Trotter was in Mexico to witness it. He made these incredible images of the people experiencing the historic water pulses that are meant to restore the struggling delta. http://hcne.ws/1irMonf

April 7, 2014
The rare and threatened island-dwelling Alexander Archipelago wolf is now closer to protection in Southeast Alaska. Logging and hunting on Prince of Wales Island has imperiled the species for years, but wildlife advocates are hopeful that a final step in the ESA process will yield definitive protection. http://hcne.ws/Ofpx66

The rare and threatened island-dwelling Alexander Archipelago wolf is now closer to protection in Southeast Alaska. Logging and hunting on Prince of Wales Island has imperiled the species for years, but wildlife advocates are hopeful that a final step in the ESA process will yield definitive protection. http://hcne.ws/Ofpx66

March 31, 2014
Four women joyride the flood that will revive the Colorado River Delta

Outcrop camp

March 27, 2014
The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez: We are just beginning to understand the true cost of one of America’s worst ecological disasters: http://hcne.ws/NKbhCfPhotograph by Dave Janka.

The toxic legacy of Exxon Valdez: We are just beginning to understand the true cost of one of America’s worst ecological disasters: http://hcne.ws/NKbhCf
Photograph by Dave Janka.

March 24, 2014
Hatcheries make for happy anglers but at what cost to wild fish? Last week, Washington struck a blow in favor of wild fish, designating three Columbia River tributaries as some of the state’s first wild steelhead gene banks - waters into which no hatchery-raised steelhead will be released.

http://hcne.ws/1kNdpoQ
Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 

Hatcheries make for happy anglers but at what cost to wild fish? Last week, Washington struck a blow in favor of wild fish, designating three Columbia River tributaries as some of the state’s first wild steelhead gene banks - waters into which no hatchery-raised steelhead will be released.

http://hcne.ws/1kNdpoQ

Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 

March 21, 2014

How the heck do you overcome a tumbleweed takeover of sci-fi proportions?http://hcne.ws/1kXaAnO

March 20, 2014
"Don’t teach kids climate change. It’ll hurt the fossil fuel economy." This month, Wyoming’s governor signed a budget that prohibits the state’s adoption of standards that would require climate change to be taught in schools, and that will probably be widely accepted by other states. http://hcne.ws/1dr1gRd

Photo of Scopes trial in 1925 that pitted Christian beliefs against science education.

"Don’t teach kids climate change. It’ll hurt the fossil fuel economy." This month, Wyoming’s governor signed a budget that prohibits the state’s adoption of standards that would require climate change to be taught in schools, and that will probably be widely accepted by other states. http://hcne.ws/1dr1gRd

Photo of Scopes trial in 1925 that pitted Christian beliefs against science education.

March 13, 2014
Forest Service videos show that illegal marijuana cultivation is devastating California’s public lands. “The thousands of pounds of herbicides and pesticides used by trespass growers pose another threat; most of them are applied in dangerously high doses, and some of them have even been banned in this country.” http://hcne.ws/1g1j8WV

Forest Service videos show that illegal marijuana cultivation is devastating California’s public lands. “The thousands of pounds of herbicides and pesticides used by trespass growers pose another threat; most of them are applied in dangerously high doses, and some of them have even been banned in this country.” http://hcne.ws/1g1j8WV

March 10, 2014
Illegal marijuana cultivation is devastating California's public lands

Forest Service videos show that illegal marijuana cultivation is devastating California’s public lands. “The thousands of pounds of herbicides and pesticides used by trespass growers pose another threat; most of them are applied in dangerously high doses, and some of them have even been banned in this country.” 

March 5, 2014

Christopher Alexander documents his five-month journey on the Pacific Crest Trail: http://hcne.ws/1bwh5uw

Chris’s PCT book is available at 
http://wanderingthewild.com/book/

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