Items by Jeff Welsch

Thank you, James Watt, for all you did for Greater Yellowstone
Thank you, James Watt, for all you did for Greater Yellowstone
An eccentric secretary of Interior remembered for his unlikely conservation legacy.
Selling what's priceless is the nuttiest idea of all
Selling what's priceless is the nuttiest idea of all
Some Western legislators want to sell off our public lands -- an idea that is not only impractical, but contrary to the desires of most Westerners.
First clean up, then talk more mining
First clean up, then talk more mining
Idaho phosphate mines shouldn't expand until they mop up their mess.
Yellowstone bison win a temporary home (PRO)
Yellowstone bison win a temporary home (PRO)
Westerners should be grateful that Ted Turner is willing to give refuge to 88 bison now exiled from Yellowstone.
Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition
Phosphate mining: a toxic tradition
Simplot plans for a phosphate mine in southeast Idaho endanger a family's ranching lifestyle.
Too many elk and not enough tough love
Jeff Welsch decries the “ungulate welfare” on display in the overcrowded winter feeding grounds of Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge.
Too many elk and not enough tough love
Jeff Welsch decries the “ungulate welfare” on display in the overcrowded winter feeding grounds of Wyoming’s National Elk Refuge.