Items by C.l. Rawlins
Daniel Botkin's book, "Our Natural History: the Lessons of Lewis and Clark," describes the Western wilderness the explorers saw in 1804-1806 and compares it to the West of today.
Writer and Wyoming native C.L. Rawlins considers the good and bad inherent in trying to provide an outdoor education.
Kenneth Perry's topographic map of "The Colorado Plateau and its Drainage" is like seeing the West from heaven.
A writer muses on the contradictions inherent in his love for the hunt but dislike of killing animals.
The writer considers how hard it is to love the earth or anything else in the abstract, as opposed to the particular and familiar, and reminisces about getting to know a horse when he was a child.
To an economist, this is a subversive piece because it talks about the meaning of work, rather than about the price of labor and material.
The Department of Energy has run into stiff opposition to its plans for siting the nation's first high-level nuclear waste dump at the Davis and Lavender Canyon sites a mile from Canyonlands National Park.
If dogs were totally incompatible with wilderness living, our ancestors wouldn't have bothered having them around back in the days before concrete and the Gross National Product.
One of the curious paradoxes of the American experience is that many of those who live in closest proximity to wilderness exhibit the greatest contempt for it.
Three years in the making, Utah's proposed Wilderness Act of 1984 begins its final battle, in the House of Representatives.
President Reagan's lifting of the 1972 executive order banning 1080 and other poisons on public land raises old questions about predator control.
The legacy of this century's policies of total suppression of wildfire presents today's better-informed forest managers with serious problems.
Is a sense of place -- a link between bios and region -- vital? One of America's greatest afflictions is a feeling of homelessness, estrangement, anomie.
- Jim Scarborough on Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone?
- on Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
- Chase Gunnell on Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone?
- Arnold Weissberg on Ranch Diaries: Building community in the middle of nowhere
- Steve Snyder on Only 40 years ago, the Earth got its day