The Latest by Monica Zappa

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Zappa is a three-time Iditarod finisher and holds an M.S. in geography from Northern Illinois University. She has also worked as a research assistant for hazard and disaster studies at the National Weather Center in Oklahoma.

Author Monica Zappa and her dog team (above), with Blue Steel in the lead, arrive in Nome, Alaska, in 2015.
August 29, 2016

Protecting the ‘Wilderness Mystique’ of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail

Donlin Gold’s proposed natural gas pipeline threatens the Iditarod’s most cherished quality—its wilderness mystique.