Nooks and crannies offer safe harbor from a changing climate. Connie Millar picks her way across a boulder field in California’s Lee Vining Canyon. The ramparts of the High Sierra, which mark the east entrance of Yosemite National Park, claw at the western horizon. Across the valley, RVs grumble down the curves of Tioga Pass … More Where species will find refuge
Surveys of tree moss uncovered contamination that may have led to higher cancer rates. Read the full story at High Country News (it also appeared on OutsideOnline.com).
Siuslaw National Forest managers must decide whether to save meadows or let trees encroach. Frank Davis strides to the edge of a clearing near the top of Marys Peak, the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range. “You want to see the coolest thing in this meadow?” asks Davis, a veteran natural resource planner for the … More Felling a forest to save a meadow