Michael Helton: What is Wilderness?

Our first day of section two on the Colorado Plateau with the Wild Rockies Field Institute (WRFI), we hike five miles into Dark Canyon Wilderness, formerly part of the recently reduced Bears Ears National Monument. Prior to entering Dark Canyon Wilderness, my mind is foggy. Troubles of the past haunt my brain. Loss, uncertainty and

Maddy Guild: Conscious Consumerism

Perfectly placed in the center of a green field filled with scattered sage bushes, stands an octagonal, traditional Navajo hogan. The remnants of a night’s fire slowly puff smoke from the chimney, filling the surrounding air with the scent of campfire dust. Prairie dogs call out to each other in cute chattering barks as they