About

Hey, I’m Ben: Environmental writer and editor, children’s book author, and sea slug aficionado. I’m currently a reporter at High Country News, where I write about wildlife, conservation, land use — that sort of thing. My favorite stories involve interesting approaches to carnivore conservation and fisheries management /science. (Bears and salmon, that’s me.) But I’ll write about darn near anything.

In the future, Ben will spend all his days on oyster boats. Photo by Geoff Giller.

In the future, I’ll spend all my time on oyster boats. Photo by Geoff Giller.

Over the last several years, I’ve traveled the world working in the field of conservation: I’ve attached satellite tags to sea turtles in North Carolina; eradicated invasive fish in Yellowstone National Park; taught agricultural science in Bangkok, Thailand; and conducted forestry research in the urban jungles of the Bronx. It’s been a wild ride.

My writing has appeared in The Guardian, OnEarth Magazine, High Country News, Earth Island Journal, Conservation Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Independent, Green Futures Magazine, Yale Environment 360, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere (check out Published Articles for a complete list). I’m also the former Editor-in-Chief of Sage Magazine, award-winning environmental publication at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.