Editor's Note

The desert in our dreams of empire
The desert in our dreams of empire
Flood and drought have shaped the West, and humans are often unprepared.
The political power of the cowboy
The political power of the cowboy
Oregon struggles with the reintroduction of wolves into lands where they have long been hated and hunted.
Rural communities look at new ways to fortify mental health
Rural communities look at new ways to fortify mental health
A dearth of professional help leaves small-town residents seeking help from one another.
Climate change is our new reality
Climate change is our new reality
A summer of hurricanes, flooding and wildfires made it clear: the climate is changing.
Dams are a divisive issue, but do they need to be?
Dams are a divisive issue, but do they need to be?
What we can learn from the Elwa River.
When solar eclipses coal
When solar eclipses coal
A solar eclipse comes to the West as solar energy surges past coal.
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
The Anthropocene: Our self-inflicted wound
On getting past fear and toward a philosophy more useful.
Why we’re drawn to trails
Why we’re drawn to trails
On the kinship between walkers.
Our ‘Montana moment’
Our ‘Montana moment’
Perspective on polarized politics in the West.
On nature and human nature
On nature and human nature
We’re tied to the natural world — despite our efforts to the contrary.
The myths that imprison us
The myths that imprison us
A prison town reflects Western truths of reinvention and subjugation.
We’re not an environmental magazine
We’re not an environmental magazine
A deeper look at the way we cover the lands and communities of the American West.
You can’t take politics out of the West
You can’t take politics out of the West
Our editor-in-chief responds to recent criticism.
Remember, we’ve seen this before
There and back again
A hidden epidemic
A wild thought
A wild thought
Standing Rock and beyond
Looking back on Obama
Our parks’ dark corners
Solace in wild spaces
A different boom-and-bust story
A different boom-and-bust story
Bridging the here/elsewhere divide in a country grown accustomed to failure.
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