Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up. Got a beef with beef? An experience that changed your mind about the American West? Writers from the region tell their story in 750 words. Op eds are syndicated to 50-plus papers, and they also appear here, on the HCN website. For more information, contact Writers on the Range editor, Betsy Marston: betsym at hcn.org.


Trail dogs do the grunt work on our public lands
A doubter’s approach to the bagging dilemma
A doubter’s approach to the bagging dilemma
Remembering a feathered river across the sky
Coal to China port hits a big snag
Coal to China port hits a big snag
A cyclist's plea to motorists
A cyclist's plea to motorists
Cars are a deadly weapon and drivers need to take care.
The trouble with hunting
The trouble with hunting
A Wilderness Act skeptic comes out of the closet
Congress ignores the West’s firefighting needs
Two flat tires on the sage grouse express
Two flat tires on the sage grouse express
At ease by a creek in the wilderness
At ease by a creek in the wilderness
We need new words for the Bakken boom
We need new words for the Bakken boom
Yes, wildlife contraception works
Yes, wildlife contraception works
Wilderness at 50: A place to be free, a place to hide
Considering historical correctness in New Mexico
Secrecy never went away at Rocky Flats
Secrecy never went away at Rocky Flats
A day on the river that ended in a death
A day on the river that ended in a death
Don’t pick up the leaverite!
Don’t pick up the leaverite!
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.
Who are the true Idaho conservatives?
Who are the true Idaho conservatives?
Nebraska loves its cattle a little too much
Nebraska loves its cattle a little too much