Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman is Outside Online’s environmental columnist and a frequent contributor to Culture Notebook. She is the author of Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West.


Our Kids Are Right About Climate Change

As delegates for the UN's Climate Action Summit convene in New York, the real leaders are the young people pushing for climate justice in the streets.

Heather Hansman
Sep 17, 2019

The Environment Is Being Weaponized for Hate

Even as the green movement works toward building an outdoor community that reflects America's changing demographics, anti-immigration and alt-right groups are using the environment as a weapon.

Heather Hansman
Sep 10, 2019

When Modern Dance Meets River Conservation

A performance in Grand Junction, Colorado, pays homage to the confluence of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers—and calls for action to protect the threatened waterway

Heather Hansman
Aug 6, 2019

One Last Chance to Float the Dolores River?

The Dolores River has one of the longest continuous raftable sections in the country, running through one of the most beautiful, diverse canyons in the Southwest. But it almost never runs.

Heather Hansman
Jul 19, 2019