Jeff Fair

Articles by Jeff Fair

I've Seen the Many Wonders of Arctic Alaska. We Must Keep Our Protected Areas Free From Drilling.
December 04, 2019 — The administration's push to drill for oil in the Arctic Refuge and Teshekpuk Lake, places set aside explicitly to protect wildlife, puts us all at risk, biologist Jeff Fair writes.
As the Rockies Melt, This Rare Nesting Bird Will Have Nowhere to Go
July 12, 2019 — In Wyoming, the Black Rosy-Finch, one of the continent’s least-known, least-accessible birds, may prove a bellwether for a retreating alpine ecosystem—if an intrepid scientist can track its numbers.
A Journey to Alaska’s Tongass, Where Our Last Old-Growth Temperate Forest Meets the Sea
February 27, 2014 — The 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest sustains both the wildlife within it and the rich ecosystem along its shores. So why would anyone want to clear-cut this place?
Brown Bear Watching on Alaska's McNeil River
July 25, 2012 — Alaska’s McNeil River is one of the few places on earth where you can sit within whispering distance of wild brown bears and watch them nurse cubs, nap, and do everything else that comes naturally.
Mountain High: the Allure of the Country's Grandest Peak
February 13, 2012 — One of the world’s first eco-lodges, Alaska's Camp Denali is an ideal jumping-off place for exploring America’s greatest wilderness, with wolves, bears, and caribou, all in the shadow of our most magnificent mountain.
The Other Arctic
November 14, 2011 — When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness—also teeming with birds.