Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up.


Salmon: the Clinton-Babbitt train wreck
Agencies will try to find a way around new salmon ruling.
An open letter to Andy Kerr in rural Oregon
Oregon writer muses on how Andy Kerr will fit into his new community.
How to turn lemonade into lemons
Babbitt's vision for grazing reform couldn't include Jim Baca.
Bruce Babbitt as Captain Consensus
Bruce Babbitt will destroy the West in order to save an anachronistic image of it.
RS 2477: A loophole for vandals
ORV users claim rights-of-way through 1866 law.
Can San Luis resist 'regional chaos'?
Maria Mondragon-Valdez worries Taylor Ranch will become "cultural Disneyland."
Let's not heap injustice upon injustice
San Luis, Colorado, residents continue struggle to reclaim Taylor Ranch.
Owyhee: On the eve of destruction
Bombing range threatens wild land in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.
Wyoming lawsuit would privatize wildlife
Landowners' suit says they own wildlife on their land.
Grazing: the shape of the future
Environmentalists and ranchers will have to learn to compromise.
Grazing talks split both sides
Both environmentalists and ranchers doubt usefulness of consensus process.
A stark victory in Utah
Court decision reveals how the BLM ignores the land, as well as federal environmental laws.
How military secrecy zones out Nevada
A reporter chronicles the strange happenings (that we shouldn't know about) at the top-secret Nevada Test Site.
She wants her colleages to feel free to say: 'Madam Secretary, you're full of crap'
Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary pledges to start cleaning up her agency.
Environmentalists shouldn't have helped force out Dale Robertson
Opinion writer says that former Forest Chief Dale Robertson shouldn't have been replaced by Jack Ward Thomas.
An historic event
An opinion about the ramifications of appointing Jack Ward Thomas as the new chief of the Forest Service.
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.
A room full of heroes
A conference of government employees sponsored by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) elicits stories of perseverance.
In Montana, Logging Companies Cut, Run and Whine
A critic lambasts Champion Lumber for robbing his home state of its resource.
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