Items by Ben Long
The Rocky Mountain Front in Montana is precious land, and it is under threat from the Bush administration’s predatory energy policy
Ben Long writes of his love for the wild Rocky Mountain Front, an area targeted for energy development
Montana’s two varieties of sturgeon, the white and the pallid, have just been given an expiration date, and human beings should be paying more attention to this extinction
Ben Long celebrates and mourns the 1,500-pound sturgeon, a dinosaur cousin on a fast track to extinction.
Before the U.S. tries to crack down on suspicious-looking Muslims and Middle Easterners, it would do well to remember the World War II era injustice of Japanese-American internment camps like Minidoka, Idaho.
A visit to Yellowstone in winter leads to encounters with park employees eager for (and snowmobilers vehemently against) the coming banishment of snowmobiles from the national park.
A Montana mill owner's plan to send 10,000 shovels to Elko, Nev., so sagebrush rebels can re-open a road closed by the Forest Service, is "a triumph of symbolism over substance," according to the writer.