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  • Great Old Broads celebrate 20 years of hiking and advocacy

    Great Old Broads celebrate 20 years of hiking and advocacy

    Describing themselves as "the junkyard dogs of the environmental movement," the women of Great Old Broads for Wilderness have spent 20 looking out for the wild lands they love.

  • Taking control of the machine

    Taking control of the machine

    Loggers and environmental activists are determined to restore Montana's Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, with or without the help of the Forest Service.

  • Solo journeys, life lessons

    In the nine essays gathered in her new book, Hiking Alone, poet and artist Mary Beath celebrates nature from the point of view of an independent woman.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Development threatens inholdings in national parks and forests; a few wilderness bills move through Congress; oil and mining booms in the West; W.R. Grace sets up trust for its victims; Homeland Security dodges enviro laws for border barriers; coal power

  • A life of words and wilderness

    Rick Bass’ memoir, Why I Came West, describes how his 20-year struggle to save Montana’s Yaak Valley held him hostage, preventing him from concentrating on writing the short fiction that he loves.

  • Sometimes the priceless really is priceless

    Ed Quillen questions the market-driven approach to valuing wilderness.

  • The West is always wild to the young

    Gary Lantz may lament that the West he roamed as a young man no longer exists – but to young people like his son, the West is still a magical place filled with the promise of adventure.

  • Nothing out there can be a very good thing

    Julianne Couch surveys the vastness of Wyoming’s Adobe Town badlands and hopes that oil and gas drilling does not invade its beautiful emptiness.

  • Nothing out there can be a very good thing

    Julianne Couch surveys the vastness of Wyoming's Adobe Town badlands and hopes that oil and gas drilling does not invade its beautiful emptiness.

  • A gold mine in the Colorado wilderness?

    The owners of a 1938 mining claim in the Uncompaghre wilderness plan to start digging for gold.

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