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.


A street-smart chicken for your backyard
A street-smart chicken for your backyard
Forest Service is still in search of a mission
Forest Service is still in search of a mission
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
Wyoming tough?
Wyoming tough?
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
Cloud seeding is still a work in progress
Cloud seeding is still a work in progress
Change in the air
Change in the air
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
A manifesto can set you free
A manifesto can set you free
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
Chaco: A World Heritage site faces fracking
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
Rural communities in the West need a fair shake
A small community at a crossroads
A small community at a crossroads
The EPA gets it
The EPA gets it
Don’t label me an “outsider”
Don’t label me an “outsider”
The liberal’s guide to a chainsaw
The liberal’s guide to a chainsaw
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