Our Writers

Astra Lincoln

Astra Lincoln is a freelance writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her recent work has appeared in Undark, Alpinist, Climbing, Trail…

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Kyle Roerink

Roerink is a former journalist turned environmental activist and leader. He is the executive director of the Great Basin Water…

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Mark Squillace

Professor Mark Squillace joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Law School in 2005 where he served as the…

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Rebecca Johnson

Although Rebecca Johnson has degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Tufts University, she also spent seven years…

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Mike Kaplan

Mike Kaplan is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the…

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Matt Witt

Matt Witt is a writer and photographer from Talent, Oregon who donated his $200 Writers on the Range paycheck to…

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Ben Long

Ben Long is a father, conservationist and outdoorsman in Kalispell, Montana. His writing appears in Outdoor Life, Bugle and he…

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Dennis Hinkamp

Dennis Hinkamp was born in St. Louis, MO in 1956, got and BS and MS in Journalism and Consumer Science…

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Louisa Wilcox

Working for Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and Center for Biological Diversity Louisa has advocated…

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Rebecca Lawton

Rebecca Lawton is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, an independent nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about…

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Paul Zaenger

Paul Zaenger is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the…

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Richard Knight

Richard Knight works at the intersection of land use and land health in the American West. A professor of wildlife…

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Heather Dannahower

Heather Dannahower has spent the majority of her career ‘getting students outside’ as a faculty member in the Forestry, Wildlife…

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Kelsey Wellington

Kelsey Wellington is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, an independent nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about…

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David O. Williams

David O. Williams is an award-winning freelance writer and journalist in EagleVail, Colo., who has interviewed two presidents and four…

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Tim Lydon

Tim Lydon is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the…

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Benjamin Waddell

Benjamin Waddell is an associate professor of sociology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He is a father, husband, writer,…

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Tim Treuer

Tim Treuer is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the…

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John Horning

This was a profile written for our once-weekly newsletter. Never rule out lawsuits if you want to drive change By…

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Jonathon Golden

“Jonathon Golden lives in Park City and has 12 seasons as a wildland firefighter. He resigned in 2019 to prioritize…

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Bruce Palmer

Bruce Palmer is a Wyoming citizen. He is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writersontherange.org and has long advocated…

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Paul Krza

Paul Krza is a contributor to Writers on the Range. An opinion service dedicated to lively discussion about the West.

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Dustin Bleizeffer

Dustin Bleizeffer has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 20 years as a statewide reporter and…

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Laura Roberts McHenry

Laura Roberts McHenry is from Cortez, Colorado. She is a contributor to Writers on the Range, an independent nonprofit dedicated…

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Marcie Carter

Marcie D. Carter was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho, she is an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe….

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George Sibley

Early in his writing career, George worked as the winter-keeper at the tiny town of Gothic, the summer home of…

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Jeff Milchen

Jeff Milchen is a freelance writer & political branding consultant. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, and is the founder of…

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Allen Best

Allen Best has been a journalist writing about Colorado and the West for over 40 years. He writes a bi-weekly…

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Molly Absolon

Molly is a graduate of Yale University and U. C. Berkeley. She has attended writers’ conferences at Bread Loaf in…

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Rocky Barker

Rocky Barker is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. He is the former environmental…

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Ted Williams

Ted Williams is often called the Dean of wildlife Writers. Ted Williams detests baseball, but is as obsessed with fishing…

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Ron Keine

Ron Keine spent many years of his life on Death Row. With 9 days until his execution, he was spared…

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Ted White

Edward “Ted” White is the Managing Partner of Fahr LLC, the umbrella entity for business leader, philanthropist, and renewable energy…

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Auden Schendler

Auden Schendler is an American climate activist, businessman and author of Getting Green Done. He is Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen…

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Crista Worthy

Crista Worthy has been flying around the United States with her pilot-husband Fred and their children since 1995, and writing…

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Harrison Raine

Harrison Raine has been fighting fires since 2016 and is a recent graduate of Colorado College. He is a writer…

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Nate Martin

Nate Martin is a journalist and community organizer born and raised in Rock Springs. He is the executive director of…

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Laura Pritchett

Laura directs the low-residency program at Western Colorado University, where professional writers promote serious engagement with the contemporary and ever-evolving…

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Ernie Atencio

Ernie Atencio is an anthropologist, writer and a native of northern New Mexico living near Taos. Ernie also spent many…

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Pepper Trail

Pepper Trail is a biologist and writer who roams the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion from his home in Ashland, Oregon. His environmental…

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Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen PHD, is a retired Forest Service fire researcher. Jack determined how structures ignite during extreme wildfires, created the…

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Char Miller

Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. His teaching…

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Todd Wilkinson

Todd Wilkinson has been a professional journalist since 1985. A native of Minnesota’s North Woods, he began his career as…

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Bonnie Gestring

Bonnie Gestring lives in Montana, works as northwest program director for Earthworks, and has been reviewing mining projects for 20…

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Marj Perry

Marj Perry lives on a ranch in western Colorado and spends her days trying to take care of land, cows,…

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Rob Edward

Rob is the president of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund (wolfactionfund.com) and has been an advocate for wolf restoration…

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Sharon and Pat O’Toole

Sharon and Pat O’Toole are ranchers and conservationists. Their ranch straddles the Wyoming-Colorado border.  He is president of the Family…

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Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is an Agricultural Ecologist, Ethnobotanist, Ecumenical Franciscan Brother, and author whose work has focused primarily on the…

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W.S. Robinson

Will Robinson is a biology professor at Casper College in Wyoming. He was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award and spent…

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Rich Wandschneider

Rich has written for the Oregonian, High Country News, Portland Magazine, and High Desert Journal and contributed a regular column to theWallowa County…

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Stephen Pyne

Pyne received his bachelor’s degree at Standford University. He later attained his master’s (1974) and Ph.D. degrees (1976) at the…

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Wayne Hare

Wayne Hare lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, and often fights wildfires for the federal government. He is a long-time board…

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Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the…

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Asta Bowen

Asta Bowen writes young-adult fiction, with a focus on the myth of the wolf. She is the author of Wolf: The…

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Bruce Babbitt

Bruce Babbitt is a former governor of Arizona and served for 8 years as Secretary of the Interior in the…

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Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff

Marjorie “Slim” Woodruff is a native of Arizona and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.  She has worked in outdoor…

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Linda Smaligo

Linda Smaligo is a retired graphic designer who had the privilege of working with writers for many years on various…

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Denise Fort

Denise Fort has an extensive background in environmental and natural resources law – about 25 years of practice, politics, reflecting…

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Jerry Brady

Jerry Brady is a fourth-generation Idahoan with a family history that began in 1895 with a canal-builder, governor and US…

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Gary Wockner

Gary Wockner is a contributor to Writersontherange.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the West. He runs the nonprofit Save…

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Dave Marston

David Marston writes about the economic institutions of the West, natural resources in particular.  He lives in New York City…

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Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson has been reporting on and writing about the Western U.S. for a quarter of a century. He is a freelance…

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Brian Sexton

Brian Sexton resides in Southern Oregon and is a lifelong outdoorsman and conservationist. He enjoys thinking and writing about modern…

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Natalie Dawson

Natalie Dawson has been a wilderness guide, wildlife biologist, professor, waitress, writer, business owner, and she continues an energetic and…

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