High Country News

Emily Wortman-Wunder looks at the effectiveness of conservation development - a popular tool used by planners across the rural West for the purposes of preserving open space.
Aug 7, 2012   High Country News
Land trust have been able to increase their holds during the last five years. Lower land prices and conservation easements on working ranches and farms have enabled greater conservation efforts.
Dec 16, 2011   High Country News
Residents of the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco fear that redevelopment threatens to gentrify the area in a way that pushes out low- and middle-income black residents.
Aug 28, 2011   High Country News
It's at Albuquerque's edge, it's the size of Manhattan, and it's happening, despite drought, recession and tightening state budgets. An annotation of Mesa del Sol's master plan explains how and why.
Apr 25, 2011   High Country News
As water resources become increasingly important in the American West, new tactics for sharing among farmers, environmentalists and urban officials are showing how arid areas can withstand shortages.
Apr 22, 2011   High Country News
<em>High Country News</em> offers a look at the Western U.S., based on recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau, using a mapping tool from <em>The New York Times</em>.
Dec 24, 2010   High Country News
When a nonprofit conservancy dissolves, their land trusts go into limbo, calling the restrictions on development into question.
Dec 21, 2009   High Country News
Restorationists and environmentalists are placing their focus on urban streams and creeks, which struggle with urban pollution. Working to clean them up is turning out to be a good way to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
Jun 13, 2009   High Country News
This article from <em>High Country News</em> dissects the Arizona real estate collapse through the lens of one exurb.
Apr 26, 2009   High Country News
High Country News reports on Fresno's infamous Taco Flat in this 4-pager. Seattle's Nickelsville and Portland's Dignity Village are held up as better examples of squatter settlements. Architecture and 'informal urbanism' of tent cities is examined.
Apr 9, 2009   High Country News
<p>As logging declines in Colorado forests, developers are preparing to build in pockets wedged in-between parkland. The proper use of historic easements is at the center of the debate.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   High Country News