Writers on the Range

Note to concessionaires: You don’t own the land
Note to concessionaires: You don’t own the land
A reminder for private companies that public land use permits don’t make them owners.
Climate anxiety is a real affliction
Climate anxiety is a real affliction
Understanding what "normal" weather is, in the context of history.
Fracking in Utah’s Escalante canyons?
Fracking in Utah’s Escalante canyons?
Powerless when a company comes to my small town.
Go Lambkins! But no go Redskins?
Go Lambkins! But no go Redskins?
The controversial territory of mascot names.
A remembrance of Jo Anne Garrett
Oil shale never stays down long
Oil shale never stays down long
The implications of Shell Oil's abandonment of its oil shale project in western Colorado.
On being away from my primal landscape
On being away from my primal landscape
It was no secret I didn’t want to leave the West.
Health care reform: A chronic national malady
Health care reform: A chronic national malady
Will we ever get it right?
We need younger hunters
We need younger hunters
Without new hunters to carry on conservation traditions, wild game and habitat will suffer.
Will there ever be a 51st state?
Will there ever be a 51st state?
When we work together, we work to form a more perfect union.
Tree-sitters have changed since the 80s
Tree-sitters have changed since the 80s
The protest tradition continues with new demographics.
Wolf populations should be assessed by packs, not individuals
Wolf populations should be assessed by packs, not individuals
The government’s decision to delist gray wolves is flawed.
A uranium mining proposal threatens water supplies
A uranium mining proposal threatens water supplies
This South Dakota project claims technology will trump nature.
Boy Scout leadership needs higher standards
Boy Scout leadership needs higher standards
Do Boy Scouts fret too much about gays and not enough about some of their ill-trained youth leaders?
Telluride voters will find sugar on the ballot
Telluride voters will find sugar on the ballot
The pros and cons of banning sugary sodas in a mountain resort town of Colorado.
Not all endangered species live in the forest
Not all endangered species live in the forest
Struggling individuals in the rural West deserve as much support as needy wildlife.
Fresh look at the wolf-grizzly relationship
Fresh look at the wolf-grizzly relationship
An essay on the Yellowstone study that shows these predators' fascinating survival dance.
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
The bullet shortage: a self-fulfilling prophecy
It started with the fear of government intervention and ends with hoarding.
This must be the place
This must be the place
How I came to love a small town and run a community newspaper.
Stand up for wildland firefighters
Stand up for wildland firefighters
There’s a practical way to show respect for wildland firefighters who put their lives on the line for us.
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