Maybe it's how generations of family members gather each year in the forest to spend a week chasing elk under the wide, blue sky. It could be how a Peruvian sheepherder plays his saxophone in the desert to break the silence, or how a scientist travels 25 miles in rugged back-country, tirelessly studying the effects of melting glaciers. Whoever they are, and whatever they're doing, it's what makes each person unique.

I grew up in Wyoming's open spaces, and graduated from the University of Wyoming. Years of wandering brought me back to the Cowboy State to cover its most important outdoor issues and stories. 

For the past eight years, I have written about everything from wolves and big game migrations to kite boarding and spearfishing.

My passion, and my story, is finding where humans intersect with their natural world.

-Christine Peterson