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Bears Ears

by Rachel Jagareski

Bears Ears National Monument has been in the news of late as the Trump administration sought to dramatically scale back its protected acreage. Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land is a visual and literary introduction to this singular... Read More

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The Hidden Life of Life

by Susan Waggoner

Quick—what came first, plants or animals? Plants, the common answer once taught as truth, is wrong. Animal life came first, and this is just one of the food-for-thought facts revealed in Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s "The Hidden Life... Read More

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Never Cry Halibut

by Jeremiah Rood

Bjorn Dihle’s fine essays speak to the greatness of the Alaskan outdoors. When he was young, Dihle’s parents decided to move from Sacramento to Juneau, Alaska. His essays loosely chronicle his adventures from growing up there,... Read More

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Brave New Arctic

by Rachel Jagareski

Geographer Mark C. Serreze admits that it took him a while to fully understand how human actions cause drastic environmental changes in the Arctic. However, when mounting evidence helped him reach his “epiphany,” he shifted gears... Read More

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by Matt Sutherland

Long ago, dogs and cats renounced their wild ways in exchange for food served in bowls and a warm place around the fire. In submitting to humans, they became the laughingstocks of the animal kingdom. Bears and humans, on the other hand,... Read More

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Walking Home Ground

by Jeff Fleischer

Root’s celebration of pristine places is a valentine to a small region that inspired giants of conservation. Though it is not as celebrated as other nature areas, southeastern Wisconsin helped birth a love of the outdoors in important... Read More

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