Items by Ted Williams

Hey hunters, don’t vote against protecting public lands
Hey hunters, don’t vote against protecting public lands
Hunting and angling groups said Trump would represent their interests — but they were wrong.
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
What it takes to save an imperiled fish
The impressive effort to restore the Arctic grayling in a Yellowstone National Park stream.
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Federal wildlife refuges are not up for grabs
Alaska’s attempt to intrude on federal wildlife refuges has incensed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for good reason.
The folly of “taking back” the West
The fight for dirty water
The Pleistocene and the present don’t compute
Two flat tires on the sage grouse express
Suckers for gold
Suckers for gold
Recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds.
Suckers for gold: recreational dredgers can wreck stream beds
When poisoning is the solution
When poisoning is the solution
A victory for an endangered fish, though some environmentalists fought hard to prevent it.
Wild, free and out of control
Wild, free and out of control
Calling out an NBC-TV program for romanticizing wild horses on our public lands
Citing religious freedom is no excuse
Citing religious freedom is no excuse
Debate: Should the Hopi people continue to have the right to kill eagles for religious purposes? Ted Williams says no.
Extreme Green
Extreme Green
Uncompromising environmental groups like the Center for Biological Diversity do more harm than good with their lawsuits, according to some critics.
Wildlife fauxtography
Wildlife fauxtography
If a wildlife photograph looks too perfect to be "real," it probably isn't.
When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days
When some ranchers use poison -- just like the old days
Some ranchers in western Kansas are using a deadly biocide called Rozol to kill endangered species like the black-footed ferret.
Let them eat copper
Let them eat copper
The National Park Service’s decision to ban lead bullets and lead fishing tackle will protect rare California condors and other creatures, including humans.
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
On second thought, Mr. Cheney
Ted Williams finds it more than ironic that Dick Cheney -- a well-known foe of fish and rivers -- was invited to speak at a fly-fishing museum.
How not to save salmon
Ted Williams says killing fish, birds and sea lions to save endangered salmon is like drinking snake-oil elixir to cure a serious illness.
A political fish-kill is in the making
Ted Williams says the Bush administration is doing its best to kill off an endangered fish: Montana’s fluvial grayling.
Fees have become a public-lands shakedown
Ted Williams says charging fees to use public lands is worse than extortion.
They should shoot horses, shouldn't they?
Wild horses are not native to the West, and they do not deserve our protection
How bizarre: Wild horses have become sacred cows
The writer calls wild horses the region's sacred cows
Puppets on the range
The writer tells how Kit and Sherry Laney became puppets of the property-rights movement, sending the Forest Service into fits
The trouble with the Endangered Species Act is us
The Endangered Species Act isn’t broken; we just don’t like to enforce it
The trouble with the Endangered Species Act is us
The writer says the only thing broken about the Endangered Species Act is us
Trees can be just another sacred cow
Only God can make a tree, but anyone can ruin a prairie.
Hullabaloo in the hook-and-bullet press
The writer takes aim at the hook-and-bullet press, calling it the captive of gadget-makers and the National Rifle Association
Native fish: Some environmentalists don’t get it
The writer supports poisoning exotic fish so that native fish can be restored to the West
Sportsmen for Bush: Wise up!
Ted Williams says that if sportsmen bothered to read, they’d be shocked at what the Bush administration is doing to wildlife
Sometimes, it’s trout that have to be killed
Ted Williams sees an ecological conscience developing among anglers who usually care only for trout
High Country News Classifieds
  • GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER
    Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a Government Affairs Manager to support our legislative and administrative advocacy efforts in Colorado. This new, mid-level position will report...
  • COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
    San Juan Citizens Alliance, a leading grassroots conservation advocacy organization for over 30 years, seeks a passionate, dynamic, organized, and technology-savvy communications professional to help...
  • OPERATIONS AND FINANCE MANAGER
    Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national grassroots organization led by women, seeks a resourceful, self-motivated, team player to serve as Operations and Finance Manager....
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) fosters community stewardship, education and awareness of our National Conservation Lands with a focus on Dominguez-Escalante, Gunnison Gorge and...
  • WYOMING STATE DIRECTOR
    Save the World ... or at least a piece of it! Join The Nature Conservancy and make a tangible and lasting impact by creating a...
  • PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY NON-PROFIT NEAR YOSEMITE
    Demanding, but rewarding, advocacy work on forest, water, wildland, and wildlife issues. Applicants should have experience dealing with land management planning, public speaking, grassroots organizing,...
  • NEW AGRARIAN APPRENTICESHIP
    Quivira Coalition's 2020 New Agrarian Apprenticeships in Regenerative Ranching and Farming -Apprenticeships run 4/20 - 11/20 Applications accepted 10/15/19 - 12/1/19 NAP partners with skilled...
  • PHILANTHROPY DIRECTOR AT WILDERNESS WORKSHOP
    Wilderness Workshop seeks a full time Philanthropy Director to raise funds for our team. Learn more: www.wildernessworkshop.org
  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT WITH WESTERN RESOURCE ADVOCATES
    Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks an enthusiastic and organized problem solver to join our growing team as an Executive Assistant. The Executive Assistant is instrumental...
  • WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL
    Two positions: Development Director OR Development Writer, Communications Director. Full job descriptions at https://wyomingoutdoorcouncil.org/careers.
  • CONSERVATION PROJECT MANAGER
    Great Land Trust seeks to hire a Conservation Project Manager. Position is full-time, based in Anchorage, Alaska. First review of applications will be on October...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Eagle Valley Land Trust Executive Director Position Description Summary of Position: The Executive Director, working with and reporting to the Board of Directors, has overall...
  • FINANCE & LOGISTICS COORDINATOR
    The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, founded in 1928 as an independent nonprofit organization, is a biological field station located near Crested Butte, Colorado. Our primary...
  • DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
    See Full Job Description
  • DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
    Position: Development Coordinator Responsible to: Executive Director Time Commitment: 15-20 hours per week, or as otherwise agreed upon General Description: The Development Coordinator assists the...
  • EDUCATION CENTER MANAGER
    Friends of Cedar Mesa seeks a full-time Education Manager for the Bears Ears Education Center to provide day to day operational and administrative oversight. See...
  • TROUT UNLIMITED SCP SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DIRECTOR
    Seeking to hire an experienced advocate/manager to oversee the organization's sportsmen/women-driven advocacy in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Open until filled
  • PROGRAM MANAGER
    for northern AZ collaborative conservation ranchlands group
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    Partners are seeking an experienced and energetic Executive Director who is excited about the opportunity to lead our growing organization! A full description of the...
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    High Country News Seeks an Executive Director to advance its mission, grow its audience and influence, and strategically and sustainably guide the organization through a...