Opinion

Good management starts with science
Good management starts with science
Should decisions on wildlife be made at the ballot box — or by experts?
Despite what the Trump administration says, coal is out
Despite what the Trump administration says, coal is out
The energy transition is happening now and will only continue.
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
How a lucky encounter changed the course of a young mother’s life.
How my adopted daughter made peace with the outdoors
How my adopted daughter made peace with the outdoors
If our daughter couldn’t tolerate nature, how would we integrate her into our world?
Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change
Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change
The industry is short-changing millions of visitors at a time when dialogue is needed.
The importance of Black Lives Matter in a white rural West
The importance of Black Lives Matter in a white rural West
A Westerner reflects on racial injustice close to home.
Let’s be clear: TSA’s new tactics are bribery
Let’s be clear: TSA’s new tactics are bribery
A new program lets you cut in line at security, for a fee.
How Leonard Peltier has unjustly spent forty years in prison — and why it’s time to change that
Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul
There’s no Brexit from our climate problems
There’s no Brexit from our climate problems
A rant against the mindless pleasure of simply smashing something to see what happens.
In this season of potential megaburns, nix the campfire
We should be proud of delisting grizzlies
We should be proud of delisting grizzlies
The bear is a huge conservation success story, and it shows that the Endangered Species Act works.
Why is an Estonian energy giant trying to revive failed Utah oil dreams?
Why is an Estonian energy giant trying to revive failed Utah oil dreams?
There’s a new proposal to extract oil from shale, at great cost to the Colorado River Basin.
Wildfire in the West has become an uncontrollable force
Wildfire in the West has become an uncontrollable force
A former fire dispatcher says last year’s fire season pushed firefighters to the edge.
Homegrown anti-government militias threaten public safety
The Park Service doesn’t need corporate sponsorship. It needs proper funding.
How scary was Alaska’s early spring?
Don’t just save the Grand Canyon. Save the wider region, too.
Go ahead, control my guns
Go ahead, control my guns
A bow-hunter talks gun regulation.
In praise of a wild West
In praise of a wild West
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
It’s time to put a price on carbon
It’s time to put a price on carbon
The United States should set a persuasive example for the rest of the world.
I’m thinking of naming my dog Obamacare
I’m thinking of naming my dog Obamacare
Just imagine the possibilities!
How the West nurtured eco-minded agriculture
How the West nurtured eco-minded agriculture
The ranchers of the Western Plains’ shortgrass prairie started a movement to find a less destructive way to farm.