The Knight-Risser Prize
for Western Environmental Journalism
2011	winner
Emilene Ostlind and Joe Riis

2012 Winner of the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

“Perilous Passages”
Emilene Ostlind and Joe Riis
High Country News

A report that gave readers a close-up view of migration of the pronghorn antelope along a 120-mile route, part of which is the first designated for protection by the U.S. Forest Service. Mary Ellen Hannibal and Cally Carswell also contributed.

Special Recognition
“Elwha: The Grand Experiment”
Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times

A cross-media project on the largest dam-removal project in the history of North America, taking place on the Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, produced and published by The Seattle Times

 


WINNERS OF THE KNIGHT-RISSER PRIZE
2016
Pumped Dry
The Desert Sun and USA Today
2015
Big Oil, Bad Air
CPI, InsideClimate News, The Weather Channel
2014
Sea Change
The Seattle Times
2013
The Killing Agency
The Sacramento Bee
2012
Perilous Passages
High Country News
2011
Dry Times
5280 Magazine
2010
Chain Saw Scouting
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
2009
Logging and Landslides:
What Went Wrong?
The Seattle Times
2008
Climate Change Hits Home
San Antonio Express-News
2007
Blighted Homeland
The Los Angeles Times
2006
Squeezing Water from a Stone
High Country News