Sagebrush Country Kicks Off Next Week!


We're getting pretty excited over here at IJNR world headquarters: Our Sagebrush Country Institute gets underway on Monday, April 6th, and it's shaping up to be a pretty epic adventure. 

We'll be traveling through 5 states in 7 days, and covering some of the biggest and most-controversial issues in the West, including drought, fire, endangered species, invasive species, energy development, and land use. Feel free to read more about the Institute. And don't forget to follow along virtually as we post dispatches from the road! We'll be posting here, on Facebook, and on Twitter at #IJNR_Sagebrush. 

We also want to congratulate the 18 journalist who will be joining us from all over the U.S. (and Canada!) for this journey. Our roster of fellows is:

Frankie Barnhill
General Assignments Reporter – Boise State Public Radio
Boise, ID

Lauren Blair
Reporter/Photographer – Craig Daily Press
Craig, CO

Dan Boyce
Reporter – Inside Energy
Denver, CO

Darryl Fears
Environmental Reporter – Washington Post
Washington D.C.

Marissa Fessenden
Freelance Journalist and Illustrator – Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine
Bozeman, MT

Courtney Flatt
Multimedia Reporter – EarthFix
Richland, WA

Megan Gannon
News Editor –,
Brooklyn, NY

Isabelle Groc
Freelance Journalist/Photographer – Canadian Wildlife, National Geographic
Vancouver, BC

Sharon Guynup
Freelance Writer – The New York Times, National Geographic, Smithsonian
Hoboken, NJ

Marci Krivonen
Reporter – Aspen Public Radio
Aspen, CO

Jacques Leslie
Author/Freelance Reporter – The New York Times, Yale Environment 360
Mill Valley, CA

Laura Lundquist
Environmental Reporter – Bozeman Chronicle
Bozeman, MT

Susan Moran
Independent Journalist – The Economist, Popular Science & Co-host, How On Earth, KGNU – Boulder, CO

Alisa Opar
Articles Editor – Audubon magazine & Western Correspondent – Earthwire
Oakland, CA

Kendra Pierre-Louis
Freelance Writer – In These Times, Newsweek
Astoria, NY

Nathan Rott
General Assignment Reporter, National Desk – National Public Radio
Los Angeles, CA

Phil Taylor
Reporter – Environment & Energy Publishing, Greenwire
Washington D.C.

Alex Milan Tracy
Freelance Photojournalist – The Wall St. Journal, The Guardian, Bloomberg
Portland, OR