Jimmy Tobias is contributing writer for Pacific Standard and a freelance investigative reporter. He primarily writes about extinction, extraction and environmental justice. He is a former staff reporter for the Missoula Independent, Montana’s largest newsweekly. He covered environmental, civil liberties and labor issues for the paper. He has also served as a wilderness trails technician with the US Forest Service. His work appears regularly in Pacific Standard, The Nation and Outside Online, among other outlets. Follow him on Twitter: @JamesCTobias.