Rico Moore is a freelance journalist based in Colorado. His work focuses on the confluence between environment and humanity. His reporting has primarily centered on Colorado issues and those affecting the Western US, including the intersections of state wildlife management, natural resource extraction, Tribes, as well as the politics of federal and state environmental policies. He has also reported on issues of alleged environmental racism, as well as the intersections of these issues with democracy. He often focuses on the cultural and linguistic dimensions of these stories with an eye toward historical context.
Rico Moore is a recipient of a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism from the Society of Environmental Journalists: “Rico Moore, for “Ancestral Territory or Public Lands?: Indigenous sovereignty and reporting on Bears Ears.” The success story, told in a culturally sensitive and equitable fashion, shows how conflict over narratives framing Ancestral Territory/Public Lands in the context of Bears Ears can turn into collaboration and mutual success.”
Rico Moore won two awards for articles published in the Boulder Weekly from the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest on May 3, including second place in the Agricultural and Environment (Enterprise) category for “Will Coloradans free wolves on state public lands?” and third place in Politics (Enterprise) Reporting category for “The king’s forest or the peoples land.” The competition was in the 30,000 – 70,000 circulation category against news media from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
“Alliance transcends boundaries to conserve cougars: Tribes of Washington and researchers work together to strengthen the relationship between cougars and the land.” High Country News, June 22, 2020
LVNG 17: “Immanence of Star,” et al.
And why we have a right to be here; High Country News, Jan. 18, 2019
A children’s book releasing Apr. 27, 2019 with Wolverine Farm Publishing