Opinion

We should recognize the legal rights of rivers
We should recognize the legal rights of rivers
No law gives a river a right to exist; at best, laws protect a river from harm caused by new development.
Firefighters, your next mission might be next door
Firefighters, your next mission might be next door
Many are still unaware of the dangers of living in the wildland-urban interface.
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has rejected many of Trump’s budget cuts
Congress has pushed back on repeated efforts to ax environmental programs.
Wolves are already headed for Colorado. Let’s make it official.
Wolves are already headed for Colorado. Let’s make it official.
The official reintroduction of a breeding pair could help ecosystems and prevent conflict.
Ranch Diaries: The anti-ranching, misinformed discourse around Malheur
Ranch Diaries: The anti-ranching, misinformed discourse around Malheur
The federal grazing system doesn't support good management.
COP21: Let us celebrate the lack of total failure
COP21: Let us celebrate the lack of total failure
The Paris agreement won't end climate change. But it's a long awaited step forward.
Five lessons for Indian Country from the Canadian elections
Five lessons for Indian Country from the Canadian elections
A record 54 indigenous candidates ran in this election, but still occupy just three percent of the House of Commons.
Congress should appoint delegates to represent tribal nations
Congress should appoint delegates to represent tribal nations
Why indigenous voices are needed to make U.S. a better democracy.
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Is it time to diversify the West's transportation options?
Stop the rock-stacking
Stop the rock-stacking
A writer calls for an end to cairns.
Wyoming tough?
Wyoming tough?
Westerners need to stand up for public lands
A Latino sportsman talks with the BLM's Utah director
A Latino sportsman talks with the BLM's Utah director
Juan Palma discusses states' rights, landscape-scale planning and how personal history affects public decisions.
Ghost subdivisions haunt the New West
A street-smart chicken for your backyard
Forest Service is still in search of a mission
At Hart Mountain, the land came back
Cloud seeding is still a work in progress
Change in the air
Change in the air
A fracking fight that we’re still fighting
Lentil Underground is a Montana phenomenon
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed
Rural communities in the West need a fair shake