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Below are some of Orion's more regular contributors.

Anthony Doerr

Anthony Doerr lives in Boise, Idaho. He is the recipient of the Rome Prize, the Discover Prize, and three O.… MORE

Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler is the sustainability director at Aspen Skiing Company and lives in Basalt, Colorado. His book Getting Green Done… MORE

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland, and grew up in rural Kentucky.  She counts among her most… MORE

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez is the author of Arctic Dreams, which won the National Book Award, Resistance, Of Wolves and Men, and… MORE

Belle Boggs

Belle Boggs’s first book, Mattaponi Queen, was published in June 2010 by Graywolf Press. Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize… MORE

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated… MORE

BK Loren

BK Loren is the author of The Way of the River and is currently completing her first novel, Thieves. Her… MORE

Brian Doyle

Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland, in Oregon. He is the author of… MORE

Charles Bowden

Donna Seaman in Booklist wrote: “Bowden is a blood-and-guts journalist with a poet’s sensibility, a noirish naturalist, a ferociously inquisitive… MORE

Charles C. Mann

Charles C. Mann’s most recent books are 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award for the… MORE

Christopher Ketcham

Christopher Ketcham writes for Vanity Fair, Harper’s, and GQ. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Moab, Utah, and is currently… MORE

Craig Childs

Craig Childs is a commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition and has written several books, including The Secret Knowledge of Water,… MORE

Curtis White

Curtis White’s essays have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Village Voice, and In These Times. He is the author of… MORE

David Ehrenfeld

David Ehrenfeld is a professor of biology at Rutgers University. He was the founding editor of Conservation Biology and is… MORE

David Gessner

David Gessner is the author of six books of literary nonfiction, most recently Soaring with Fidel, and won the John… MORE

David James Duncan

David James Duncan is a father, a fly fisher, a practitioner of what he calls “direct, small-scale compassion/activism,” and the… MORE

David W. Orr

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies… MORE

Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is the author of Thought to Exist in the Wild, Songs of the Dead, Endgame, Dreams, and other… MORE

Elizabeth Grossman

Elizabeth Grossman is the author of Watershed: The Undamming of America, Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail and co-editor… MORE

Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner writes about science and nature from his home in Seattle, Washington, where he lives with his wife and… MORE

Erik Reece

Erik Reece is the author of Lost Mountain and the recipient of Columbia University’s John B. Oakes Award for environmental… MORE

Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is an ecologist, ethnobotanist, and writer whose work has focused primarily on the plants and cultures of… MORE

Ginger Strand

Ginger Strand grew up in Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Her fiction and essays have appeared in many places,… MORE

J.B. MacKinnon

J.B. MacKinnon is a best-selling author and award-winning magazine writer based in Vancouver. He is winner of the Charles Taylor… MORE

James Gustave Speth

James Gustave Speth is a professor at Vermont Law School and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public… MORE

James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler is the author of The Long Emergency and The Geography of Nowhere, as well as the novel… MORE

James Prosek

James Prosek is an artist and writer living in Easton, Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including Trout:… MORE

Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray is an American writer and naturalist born in Baxley, Georgia. Her first book, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,… MORE

Jason Houston

JASON HOUSTON is picture editor of Orion magazine. His series from Nicaragua is part of an on-going project documenting grassroots… MORE

Jay Griffiths

Jay Griffiths is the author of Wild, winner of the inaugural Orion Book Award and of the Barnes & Noble… MORE

Jeffrey Kaplan

Jeffrey Kaplan has long been an activist in the Bay Area. His articles have appeared in various publications, including Yes!… MORE

Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, “The Mountain and the Fathers,” published in March 2012, and two collections… MORE

Kathleen Dean Moore

Kathleen Dean Moore is a philosopher, nature writer, public speaker, and defender of all that is wet and wild. Her… MORE

Lowell Monke

Lowell Monke taught young people with and about computers for almost two decades. He is an associate professor of education… MORE

Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is a… MORE

Mac McClelland

Mac’s work has appeared in The Nation, Orion, GQ South Africa, Hustler, Mother Jones, and various other publications and anthologies.… MORE

Mark Dowie

Mark Dowie is a former publisher and editor of Mother Jones magazine and former editor-at-large of InterNation, a transnational feature… MORE

Matt Rasmussen

Matt Rasmussen, a former newspaper reporter and editor of Forest Magazine, now runs Tin Man Press. He lives in Eugene,… MORE

Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Melissa Holbrook Pierson is the author of three books of nonfiction, most recently The Place You Love Is Gone. She… MORE

Michael P. Branch

Michael P. Branch is professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno; book review editor of the… MORE

Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis writes: “I’m a freelance science and environmental journalist based in western Colorado, between the foothills of the Rockies… MORE

Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and… MORE

Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth is a writer and poet living in Cumbria, in northern England. He is the author of several books,… MORE

Peter Friederici

Freelance journalist Peter Friederici tells stories of science, nature, and the environment from his home in Flagstaff, Arizona. He freelances… MORE

Peter Sauer

Peter Sauer is a contributing editor to Orion. His writings have appeared in the magazine since 1992. He watches the… MORE

Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren is an investigative journalist based in Portland,  Oregon. A contributing writer to both and High Country News,… MORE

Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, and activist. Her books include As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender,… MORE

Richard Louv

Richard Louv is the author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, chairman of Children & Nature… MORE

Rick Bass

Rick Bass is the author of twenty-two books. His first short story collection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the… MORE

Robert Michael Pyle

Robert Michael Pyle (born July 19, 1947 in Denver, Colorado) is a lepidopterist and a professional writer who has published… MORE

Roger Pinckney

Roger Pinckney is the senior editor of Sporting Classics as well as a regular contributor to Gray’s Sporting Journal. He… MORE

Sandra Steingraber

Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., is an expert on the environmental links to cancer and human health,… MORE

Scott Russell Sanders

Scott Russell Sanders, novelist and essayist, is a contributing editor to Audubon magazine and won the John Burroughs Natural History… MORE

Seth Kantner

Seth Kantner was raised close to the land in Alaska’s Brooks Range, and he works now as a commercial fisherman… MORE

Ted Nace

Ted Nace, founder of Peachpit Press, the world’s leading publisher of books on digital graphics, is the author of Gangs… MORE

Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams is currently the Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. Her writing… MORE

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. An essayist, novelist,… MORE

William deBuys

William deBuys is a writer and conservationist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  His first book, Enchantment and Exploitation: the… MORE