Items by Dan Flores

A Western primer
A Western primer
Western writers offer a generous and inspired list of recommended reading for the president-elect, including a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction.
Beyond ecology: Restoring a cultural landscape
Inhabiting a parcel of land in Montana's Bitterroot Valley demands a specific responsibility, according to the writer, who attempts ecological restoration on his piece of ground, to help bring back the West's rich biological diversity.
In Montana: The view from the ranchette
From his own little ranchette in the beleaguered but beautiful Bitterroot Valley, a Western historian considers Montana's long history of being panicked about growth.
The West that was, and the West that can be
A close look at the history of the West reveals that human beings have meddled with and sometimes changed the landscape for as long as they have lived on the continent.