Writers on the Range

In the land of getting nothing done
In the land of getting nothing done
A delegation of outdoor recreationists go to D.C. to lobby for climate action — and walk into the congressional shutdown.
In describing weather, remember the caveats
In describing weather, remember the caveats
The numbers get squirrely when it comes to explaining massive flooding.
Why we don’t "get" climate change
Why we don’t "get" climate change
Does humanity’s poor time-depth perception explain our lack of environmental coordination?
Repairing flood-damaged roads means paying more taxes
Repairing flood-damaged roads means paying more taxes
It's time for Coloradans to step up.
Killing and grinning
Killing and grinning
Most hunters really do understand the significance of killing a wild animal.
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
Drought in the Colorado River Basin reveals unseen marvels.
My 15 years with that flaming guy
My 15 years with that flaming guy
Burning Man is becoming middle-aged, but still more fun than you can dream of.
Nebraska’s 22 mountain lions in the crosshairs
Nebraska’s 22 mountain lions in the crosshairs
The larger question looms: Who "owns" wildlife in this state?
Immersed in the wild, trekking part of the Pacific Crest Trail
Immersed in the wild, trekking part of the Pacific Crest Trail
Living on wilderness time for 300 miles.
Gold, guns, and suckers born every minute
Gold, guns, and suckers born every minute
With the right kind of marketing any unsound idea can flourish in the West.
Will we finally pass a sensible Farm Bill?
Will we finally pass a sensible Farm Bill?
Examining the long-delayed bill and finding lots to lambaste.
A roadside shrine, a beacon of faith
A roadside shrine, a beacon of faith
Seeking out a roadside shrine that touched this writer decades ago.
Why don't you relax, already?
Why don't you relax, already?
Some vacationers take days before they finally notice the natural world and truly let go.
In Alaska, fishing can be a true harvest
In Alaska, fishing can be a true harvest
Fishing on the Kenai Peninsula and realizing what we’ve lost in the Lower 48.
When it comes to our natural resources, we’re all in the same boat
When it comes to our natural resources, we’re all in the same boat
Sen. Bennet assembles a diverse group for a float – and talkfest – on the Green River.
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Recreation is one potential casualty of a changing climate.
Don’t be afraid to use the term 'sacred'
Don’t be afraid to use the term 'sacred'
Montana's Rocky Mountain Front deserves protection from drilling.
How can a court say a bear is 'not natural'?
How can a court say a bear is 'not natural'?
Questioning a recent court decision after a black bear killed a young boy in Utah.
Colorado's 'Berlin Wall for wildlife' should get an animal crossing
Colorado's 'Berlin Wall for wildlife' should get an animal crossing
Supporters hope to try out a revolutionary design on I-70.
It is not okay for cats to kill all the neighborhood birds.
It is not okay for cats to kill all the neighborhood birds.
I live next to a killer, and his name's Frankie. He's a free-roaming housecat.