Writers on the Range


Writers on the Range is opinion from the ground up.


How scary was Alaska’s early spring?
Don’t just save the Grand Canyon. Save the wider region, too.
Go ahead, control my guns
Go ahead, control my guns
A bow-hunter talks gun regulation.
It’s time to put a price on carbon
It’s time to put a price on carbon
The United States should set a persuasive example for the rest of the world.
Why is logging dying? Blame the market.
Why is logging dying? Blame the market.
Environmental regulations and endangered species protections are not at fault for Western logging’s decline.
I’m thinking of naming my dog Obamacare
I’m thinking of naming my dog Obamacare
Just imagine the possibilities!
How the West nurtured eco-minded agriculture
How the West nurtured eco-minded agriculture
The ranchers of the Western Plains’ shortgrass prairie started a movement to find a less destructive way to farm.
Keep ranchers on the land, and the land stays open
Keep ranchers on the land, and the land stays open
Want to keep those wide-open spaces? Pick ranching over development.
The land transfer movement’s great public-lands hoax
The land transfer movement’s great public-lands hoax
Idaho has sold off 40 percent of its state lands. Why would it do any different with formerly federal lands?
Are we smarter than the hummingbirds?
Are we smarter than the hummingbirds?
We produce abundance. Are we smart enough to share and sustain it?
New Mexico’s baby wolf swap worked. Why won’t state officials get on board?
New Mexico’s baby wolf swap worked. Why won’t state officials get on board?
It’s time for Gov. Susana Martinez to give wolf reintroductions the nod.
How the buffalo survived to become our new national mammal
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
It’s time for our legislators to stop ignoring science
How public policy-making ought to work: Get the facts, make the policy.
How to remember a century of National Parks, for people of color
Note to politicians: Don’t mess with fishing access in Montana
Note to politicians: Don’t mess with fishing access in Montana
A candidate for governor is drawing heat over revelations that he sued to close river access on the Gallatin River.
It’s still dangerous to be gay in Wyoming
It’s still dangerous to be gay in Wyoming
Anti-gay violence in Wyoming is real, and it deserves a real response.
How tribes led the fight over Badger-Two Medicine oil and gas leases
Why I’m fighting foreign garlic growers and their U.S. allies
Why I’m fighting foreign garlic growers and their U.S. allies
Our little New Mexico garlic patch is raising hell in law firms and government offices.
Privatize public lands? Start with grazing fees.
Privatize public lands? Start with grazing fees.
Advocates for federal-to-state land transfers have overlooked some of the implications, including higher grazing fees.
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Once again, in Zootopia, Disney’s view of nature is sanitized and out of touch.
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