What does it mean for a landscape to be pristine? Ande Peersen reflects on her love of the outdoors and her work for the U.S. Forest Service to interrogate the nature–culture divide.
Drawing on examples of urban wildlife refuges in California and Alaska, environmental attorney Nicholas Moore makes the case for not only protecting these places but creating more of them.
Can wildness be its own way of thinking and knowing? And where should we look to find out? Julia Dauer reviews Jack Halberstam’s wide-ranging new book, Wild Things.
A renewed push to open the Arctic to oil and gas drilling leads one writer to investigate petromodernity, arguing that oil flows through ideas of the environment as much as it does through the economy.
Photography is both an act of memory and a way to perceive change. For one writer, returning home means facing a landscape transformed by fire, climate change, and time.
A cultural anthropologist explores how queer camping subverts masculine camping culture and supports new queer identities and communities in the outdoors.
Ecological challenges on a shared peninsula invite Korean green diplomacy. Read how pine trees and conservation matter to North and South negotiations.
In a series of photographs, a scholar and wilderness guide meditates on wild places and the politics of resource extraction in southern Utah.
Camping in a highland hut called a bothy, once home to Scottish hill farmers, a photographer finds kinship amidst wild space.
When a writer joins scientists on a mushroom hunt at a Gilded Age wilderness retreat, she grapples with the exclusions and inequalities that have produced such an ecologically valuable landscape.