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The dog turds lurking on our trails
A poop awareness campaign unleashed a lot of anger — some of it unexpected.
March 22, 2017
The battle over Montana’s vacant House seat
A banjo-playing Democrat and a tech-industry Republican are fighting to fill Ryan Zinke’s spot.
March 21, 2017
Standing Rock is history repeating itself
We need to come to terms with our past and present treatment of tribes.
March 15, 2017
If you can’t beat the weeds, eat them
How nature — and marmots — thwarted a plan for an urban garden.
Sept. 13, 2016
Can a Montana community run its own forest?
Local citizens collaborate to restore, protect, and utilize Alvord Lake.
Sept. 8, 2016
Defense bill threatens sage grouse survival
A sneaky amendment would block protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Sept. 7, 2016
Rural Colorado can’t afford to lose more water to Denver
Is diverting water through the Gross Dam-Moffat Tunnel project still necessary?
Sept. 6, 2016
What every hiker should know (by now)
In the Grand Canyon, pack in some common sense.
Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff
Sept. 1, 2016
The new Malheur occupants: Grazing cattle
The Bundy clan may be in jail, but ranchers continue to take advantage of the refuge.
Aug. 31, 2016
Tribes band together to fight an oil pipeline
The Standing Sioux protest in North Dakota reverberates around the world.
Aug. 30, 2016
In Northern New Mexico, a piñon-nut culture is vanishing
A warming climate hits piñon pines — and the community that harvests them.
Aug. 23, 2016
Consider the vole, endangered and adorable
How a collective effort is protecting one of the most endangered mammals in the nation.
Aug. 18, 2016
Biking bill is a smokescreen for opening up wilderness
Aug. 17, 2016
An electric-power giant is poised to fail
A radical change could be coming to the way electric co-ops across the country do business.
Aug. 16, 2016
Salmon supporters win again in court
Washington will have to fix up culverts that block fish passage.
Aug. 11, 2016
Partisan politics are pulling my town apart
Can lessons from ecology offer a way to find common ground in our polarized nation?
Susan J. Tweit
Aug. 10, 2016
Don’t let Bears Ears go the way of Moab
Industrial tourism has transformed the town. Bears Ears doesn’t have to suffer the same fate.
Aug. 9, 2016
Have farmers markets been spoiled by their own success?
Aug. 4, 2016
Why does the outdoor recreation community ignore horseback riders?
We love and make use of our public lands, but we get no respect.
Aug. 2, 2016
Sometimes, the West must be protected from itself
Today, we need to listen more carefully than ever to the ideas of Western historian, Bernard DeVoto.
Adam M. Sowards
July 28, 2016
How my adopted daughter made peace with the outdoors
If our daughter couldn’t tolerate nature, how would we integrate her into our world?
July 28, 2016
Outdoor outfitters can’t stay quiet on climate change
The industry is short-changing millions of visitors at a time when dialogue is needed.
July 26, 2016
The importance of Black Lives Matter in a white rural West
A Westerner reflects on racial injustice close to home.
July 21, 2016
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