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  • Where do you draw the line?

    Todd Wilkinson wonders what it would take to get Westerners to act against the destruction of our landscape.

  • Where do you draw the line?

    Todd Wilkinson wonders what kind of outrage it would take to stir today’s Westerners to political activism, even civil disobedience.

  • Here’s to an honest man

    Todd Wilkinson celebrates a determined Montana whistleblower

  • She left the ranch to save her soul

    In her fine new memoir, "Breaking Clean," Judy Blunt describes how she had to break away from the Western ranching culture that had defined her whole life in order to find out who she was.

  • Whoa! Canada!

    Canadian activists trying to save Alberta's Castle-Crown wildlands from rapid oil and gas development are frustrated by their nation's lack of effective environmental protection laws.

  • Democrats see the light in Montana

    November's elections may be a political watershed for Montana, with a possible power shift to moderate yet progressive-minded Democrats in Congress and the governor's office.

  • Tom Watkins has left us, but his Western dream remains

    T.H. Watkins is remembered as "a writer and teacher and concerned citizen and father and husband and consummate agitator" whose literature and life revealed a deep love for the West.

  • A convert to conservation

    Native Montanan and former dirt-bike lover Shawn Regnerus, who turned against ORVs when a favorite place was overrun by them, now is the head of the Roads Scholars Project for the Predator Conservation Alliance.

  • The Forest Service sets off into uncharted territory

    The latest struggle over the West's public lands centers on the Forest Service's huge system of logging roads, which conservationists want to see closed and obliterated, and off-road-vehicle users want opened to motorized recreation.

  • Grizzly war

    Wildlife biologists, environmentalists and Western politicians are engaged in a fierce debate over whether two decades of protection have so restored Yellowstone's grizzly population that the animal ought to be removed from the endangered species list.

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