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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.


Let's Make This Earth Day Matter

The massive global demonstrations planned for its 50th anniversary were canceled. Luckily, there's still plenty that environmentalists can do from home.

Heather Hansman
Apr 22, 2020

Outdoor Voters All Want the Same Things

As more states hold—or decide to postpone—presidential primaries, a new poll of Mountain West voters shows that a clear majority support climate action, clean air and water, and public lands protection

Heather Hansman
Mar 17, 2020

The Richest Mountain Town in the U.S. Is the Most Unequal

'Billionaire Wilderness,' by Wyoming native and Yale sociologist Justin Farrell, asks hard questions about how money changes American land by investigating one of the West's most beloved outdoor playgrounds: Jackson Hole

Heather Hansman
Mar 9, 2020

An Obituary for the Yearly Ski Porn Film

Annual shred flicks used to be the only place to see the best lines and hucks of the previous year. Then Instagram and YouTube arrived. Does social media spell the end for the beloved genre?

Heather Hansman
Feb 6, 2020

Climate Change Is Ruining My Birthday

Now that scientists are seeing the effects of global warming on everyday weather, all our adventure plans are being impacted

Heather Hansman
Feb 1, 2020