Nathan Rott Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.
Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott

Correspondent, National Desk

Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.

Based at NPR West in Culver City, California, Rott spends a lot of his time on the road, covering everything from breaking news stories like California's wildfires to in-depth issues like the management of endangered species and many points between.

Rott owes his start at NPR to two extraordinary young men he never met. As the first recipient of the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in 2010, he aims to honor the memory of the two brothers by carrying on their legacy of making the world a better place.

A graduate of the University of Montana, Rott prefers to be outside at just about every hour of the day. Prior to working at NPR, he worked a variety of jobs including wildland firefighting, commercial fishing, children's theater teaching, and professional snow-shoveling for the United States Antarctic Program. Odds are, he's shoveled more snow than you.

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Philip Connors has spent 17 summers as a fire lookout in the Gila National Forest. Lookouts are the eyes in the forest, even as the forests they watch have changed, shaped by developers, shifting land management policies and climate change. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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EPA Confirms The Agency Is Changing Water Policy

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Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Water Rule

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Technology Replaces Fire Lookouts At The Forest Service

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Critics Say Trump Administration Is Weakening Endangered Species Act

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Interior Department Announces Revisions To Endangered Species Act

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A bald eagle prepares to take off from a pine tree in Pembroke Pines, Fla. The eagle population rebounded after protections put in place under the Endangered Species Act. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Trump Draws Backlash From Wildlife Groups For Revisions To Endangered Species Act

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Researchers Are Trying To Find A Solution To Cut Concrete's Carbon Emissions

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Ridgecrest Residents Prepare For More After Earthquakes

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Aftershocks Rattle Southern California Following 2 Quakes

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Considering 'Managed Retreat'

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In California's Mojave Desert sits First Solar Inc.'s Desert Sunlight Solar Farm. California is among the states leading the decarbonization charge. Tim Rue/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?

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Floodwaters from the Arkansas River line either side of a road in Russellville, Ark., in late May, engulfing businesses and vehicles. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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