Items by Edward

A ‘selfish’ decision
A ‘selfish’ decision
As neighbors evacuated, one family stayed behind.
Sometimes a place
Sometimes a place
A family’s journey from the San Luis Valley to Denver, in illustrations.
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
An interview with the first African-American president of the Sierra Club
Aaron Mair hopes to shift the club’s mission toward policies that better include the needs and values of minorities.
A Yosemite gathering takes on culture, race, socioeconomics in national parks
A Yosemite gathering takes on culture, race, socioeconomics in national parks
Minorities, millennials and urbanites are less likely to visit national parks than upwardly mobile, white baby-boomers.
At Capitol Reef, the Mormons made the desert fruitful
The largest orchard in any national park is surrounded by some of the driest desert in southern Utah.
Desert skin
An essay by Edward Abbey, praising the austere beauty of the Colorado Plateau, is illustrated by Thomas R. Miller's aerial photographs.
Stone Container cuts a wide swath: In the woods, it cuts, runs and blames
Stone Forest Industries blames environmental groups and the Forest Service for its mill closing when company management is really to blame.
Can wilderness be saved from Vibram soles?
Trends in visitor use, lackadaisical management, shoestring funding levels and political motivations have all contributed to a failure to control overuse.
The Henry Mountains are biological island in a sea of desert badlands
In this remote range, one can see eagles soar, mountain lions wander, and the nation's largest wild bison herd graze on alpine grasslands.
Encounters with Henry on Utah's Green River
Excerpts from Edward Abbey's introduction to a new edition of Henry David Thoreau's Walden.
God bless America. Let's save some of it.
My ideas on "something different" therefore are offered only because it seems to me that our society is already much too authoritarian, and because certain trends, supported by a blind and misapplied technology, are leading toward an ever more authoritarian, centralized, potentially totalitarian state.
Telluride blues, a hatchet job
Telluride, Colorado, formerly an honest, decayed little mining town of about 300 souls, is now a bustling whore of a ski resort with a population of 1,500 and many more to come.
Joy, shipmates, joy!
Excerpts from a speech delivered by Edward Abbey at a conference in Vail, Colorado. "I say the industrialization of the Rocky Mountain West is not inevitable and that to plan for such a catastrophe is to invite it ..."
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