Note: Daily Yonder correspondent Claire Carlson is taking the reins of our Keep It Rural newsletter while Bryce Oates, its former author, focuses on projects of his own. Of course, Bryce wouldn’t pick just anyone to succeed him.

Bryce says that Claire is “one of the best talents and most rural-focused writers I know these days.” We hope you’ll enjoy her fresh perspective on policy, environment, conservation, and all things rural.

Claire Carlson, writer of the Keep It Rural newsletter, stands against the backdrop of a wooded mountain slope. She wears a khaki button down, and has a pair of binoculars around her neck.

Thoughts on the news of the week from a rural-focused writer with a deep concern for shrinking lakes and aspirations of tending a thriving vegetable garden.

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Keep It Rural is a weekly newsletter written by Daily Yonder reporter Claire Carlson. It features Claire’s take on the news of the day, along with recommended rural reading from around the web and other musings on music, food, arts and culture, and more. It is delivered every Tuesday afternoon.

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