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.


Wyoming acts to discourage citizen scientists
Missoula and the revelations of rape
Missoula and the revelations of rape
A valley in Colorado fights for its rural life
Saving an island fox could be a benchmark
Saving an island fox could be a benchmark
A gathering of maritime minstrels on the Oregon coast
Finding a confluence on the Bright Angel Trail
Are cows drinking the West dry?
Are cows drinking the West dry?
The view from 31,000 feet: A philosopher looks at fracking
Lessons of drought and cheetahs in the grass
Of sex and death in the rain
Of sex and death in the rain
For the love of trains
For the love of trains
How do you define “wild” in the West?
How do you define “wild” in the West?
Plans are percolating to remake the management of southern Utah
Wyoming tough?
Wyoming tough?
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
How to galvanize a classroom
How to galvanize a classroom
Ghost subdivisions haunt the New West
Ghost subdivisions haunt the New West
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
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
At Hart Mountain, the land came back