Stories of the Working West
SUBMIT your story starting May 10, through midnight, June 6, 2010. VOTE for your favorites through midnight, June 20, 2010.
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by Hoosiermuse (Jeff Muse) — Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac and lookout tales in the North Cascades
A 52-year-old organic farmer looks at the twists of fate that have brought her to a difficult decision: Should she switch from vegetables to marijuana cultivation?
designated wilderness has paradoxically preserved methods of work that were once used in wide scale resource extraction. Such work connects us with not only the history of the frontier but also our industrial past.
A story of the working West, and of a West that is working. Stewardship of western rangeland, using holistic management and planned grazing as a tool for economic, ecological, and social resilience.
Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac and lookout tales in the North Cascades
The true story of a humble, brilliant and humorous game biologist
True story about a bittersweet, personal experience on the Arizona Strip. A sagebrush solitaire.
Adventures of a modern day bison hunter
A much too brief story about being a ranger in Northern California State Parks; they don't make rangers that way anymore.
A short essay on what working in the West means to me. 22, Monticello Utah.
An essay about forestry in the west.
"Resilient" is often a word that is used to describe people who live and work in the American West, and many of these folks often have tough - but fulfilling - jobs. Share your ideas about how people (or animals, or machines) have helped make the West what it is today. Or, describe a person, group, project, job or idea that contributes in an important way to the West, whether it be at the local or regional level. It’s easy to sum up your perspective with a few paragraphs (up to about 900 words)! We promise, this is NOT an exam, so submit your entry today!