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.


Rural communities in the West need a fair shake
The riddle of the circle of ancient power
The riddle of the circle of ancient power
Utah’s public lands aren’t about to change hands
“Paradise” has turned a little grim
Pioneer women get the Hollywood treatment
Pioneer women get the Hollywood treatment
How cold can it get in the Grand Canyon? Real cold
An experiment in privatizing public land fails after 14 years
Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse
Crude tactics worked against the sage grouse
Oil pipelines are going to keep breaking in rivers
Let’s talk about the “Z” word
Let’s talk about the “Z” word
Why we risked getting arrested in Utah
Why we risked getting arrested in Utah
Give the fossil fuel industry free rein!
Wildlife-shooting contests are unjustified
Wildlife-shooting contests are unjustified
Food stamps and me
Food stamps and me
Agriculture needs to back up
Agriculture needs to back up
Charlie Hebdo has the last laugh
Charlie Hebdo has the last laugh
A cartoonist tells us why mockery wins
Climate change activism needs anybody
Climate change activism needs anybody
Neighbors find common ground in fighting global warming
Perseverance pays off for the Rocky Mountain Front
Perseverance pays off for the Rocky Mountain Front
A 37-year crusade ends in new protections
Salmon ground is holy ground
Salmon ground is holy ground
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Aquifer recharging can help stanch drought
Oregon is successfully capturing runoff to underground storage.