Essays

We went to jail for our great-granddaughters
We went to jail for our great-granddaughters
Protesting the Jordan Cove natural gas facility and its pipeline brings an environmental writer and a rancher together.
How not to fight a fire
How not to fight a fire
Will we learn to confront an existential threat to the West for what it is?
We need more than stories for the unheard
We need more than stories for the unheard
Writing offers a way to understand our community and ourselves.
The road to affluence
An essay on the changing nature of affluence in today's economy.
An historic event
An opinion about the ramifications of appointing Jack Ward Thomas as the new chief of the Forest Service.
Grand Central Canyon
The National Park Service weighs the benefits of four management plans limiting numbers within Grand Canyon National Park.
The Mormon heritage is not what you think
Terry Tempest Williams and Thomas J. Lyon remind Sens. Orin Hatch and Robert Bennett that their Mormon ancestors would advocate grazing reform.
The mission continues: Save our oldest trees
A letter written by Navajo activist Leroy Jackson one week before his death defends old-growth trees.
How the auto and airplane teamed up to destroy the Grand Canyon
Bruce Babbitt's plan to alleviate overcrowding at Grand Canyon involves eliminating cars, planes and Tusayan, Ariz.
In Montana, Logging Companies Cut, Run and Whine
A critic lambasts Champion Lumber for robbing his home state of its resource.
Is the Gila pasture or wilderness?
A coalition of environmentalists pressures the Forest Service to control grazing and the Diamond Bar Ranch in the Gila Wilderness.
The Forest Service clings to an outmoded ideology
Jack Ward Thomas represents the reform-mindedness the U.S. Forest needs.
An open letter to Judge William Dwyer:
An environmentalist sends a plea to Judge William Dwyer to carefully consider the drawbacks of Option 9 in Clinton's forest plan.
Babbitt inherited a mess; his plan will make it worse
The authors argue that Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt's Rangeland Reform '94 proposal will do more harm than good.
The Blue Margarita
Poetry centerspread by Jeri McAndrews, Scott Starbuck, by Antler, Joanna Sampson, Charlie Mehrhoff and Jim Ruch.
Home Improvement
Homeowner tells his tale of woe when trying to upgrade his furnace efficiency.
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.
Stone Container cuts a wide swath
Author contends financial recklessness caused Stone Forest Industries' sawmill demise.
Killer bees
The author describes the perils of living in the land of killer bees.
It’s time to clearcut the Forest Service
HCN publisher, Ed Marston, recommends that we abolish the Forest Service.
Forest Service: Villain and scapegoat
Essay: The Forest Service is divided into old guard and new.
Babbit is no Stegner or Abbey
An essay on whether or not Babbitt is helping the environment at the Interior Department.
The New Okies head east and north
A former Los Angeles resident offers instructions on leaving L.A.
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