Opinion

Life lessons from sheep
Life lessons from sheep
It’s not all ‘follow the leader.’
Inside the fight to undo BLM’s planning overhaul
Inside the fight to undo BLM’s planning overhaul
In latest skirmish of land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching.
An ethicist’s guide to hunting
An ethicist’s guide to hunting
In an interview, writer and hunter David Petersen says the practice makes us human.
Why conservatives should fight for Obama’s methane rules
Why conservatives should fight for Obama’s methane rules
Waste is not a conservative ideal.
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Reflections on a seminal Western author, years after his death.
When the power of protest works
When the power of protest works
Organized dissent helped kill Rep. Chaffetz’s public-lands transfer bill.
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
Ben Masters rebukes a recent opinion piece on his 2015 documentary.
Where wildlife is up against the wall
Where wildlife is up against the wall
Donald Trump’s proposed border wall would devastate migrating animals.
A place for artists on public lands
A place for artists on public lands
The connection between art and the American landscape offers new ways to advocate for lands.
Journalist arrested amid Dakota Access protests
Journalist arrested amid Dakota Access protests
Jenni Monet’s jailing raises concerns about press freedom and the First Amendment.
The climate fight isn’t just about facts
The climate fight isn’t just about facts
We should be talking about values and the kind of world we want.
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
Without the private sector, neither the mine nor its toxic legacy would exist.
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
The 2015 film’s scenery doesn’t make up for the cruelty endured by the wild horses.
Five ways Indian Country can challenge Trump’s policies
Five ways Indian Country can challenge Trump’s policies
Practical pointers for resistance.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
As Donald Trump takes office, natural rhythms remind us of larger patterns.
What Obama gave the West
What Obama gave the West
Our 44th president proved to be a true champion who pushed many conservation measures over the finish line.
All the presidents’ dogs
All the presidents’ dogs
What sort of canine companion might Donald Trump bring to the White House?
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Scavenger relocation to Hells Canyon is a far cry from government overreach.
Go ahead, wander your way
Go ahead, wander your way
Glamping, Pokémon Go and selfies. There’s no wrong way to do wilderness.
In the final days, our POC-in-chief delivers
In the final days, our POC-in-chief delivers
Obama’s monument designations set a blueprint for diversity and inclusion in federal public lands.
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
Why a scientist cut down ‘the oldest living tree’
The Prometheus Tree in Nevada was nearly 5,000 years old when it was cut down. It could have lived a lot longer.
Close the wolf-killer loophole
Close the wolf-killer loophole
For the benefit of all endangered species, hunters should face consequences for killing vulnerable species.
For tribes, new designations are culturally monumental
For tribes, new designations are culturally monumental
Obama created national monuments at Bears Ears and Gold Butte, sites with huge significance to Native Americans.