Ted Williams' blog

Welfare Ranching

Sam Hurst, 1-29: Public lands ranchers hooked on welfare By Sam Hurst, Journal columnist There is a promontory on my ranch from which I can look five miles up the Cheyenne River, and eight miles up Big Corral Draw, deep into the Badlands. I am not the first

Biologists Support ESA

A Letter from Biologists to the United States Senate Concerning Science in the Endangered Species Act January 2006 Dear Senators: Attention Biologists Sign the letter Your support will make a meaningful difference in this important effort. * Tell a Colleague

What You Can See in Winter

From "Wild Moments" by Ted Williams, edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Pungent Prowlers On the first warm evenings of the Hunger Moon, in February, you will start to see or nose male skunks as

Hard Lot of Big Oil

My friend Brian writes: "It is a pity the oil folks are doing so poorly! Maybe we should reconsider our position on the whole ANWR issue, they clearly need the money…at least we can put a price tag on selling out our grandchildren's future health and

Lessons from Mike Frome

"He's what all good conservation communicators should be, a gadfly to some, an inspiration to others. You can't, as the old saying goes, make an omelet without breaking some eggs, and our new Chief has cracked more than a few vulnerable shells in his career."

Roadless Areas

Dean Responds to the NRA

Here's the lame response by NRA flack Hobbs to Pat Wray's good piece and Tony Deans reponse to Hobbs. Recently, Pat Wray claimed that NRA does little for hunters. He is wrong. NRA works with federal, state and local legislatures and regulatory agencies to preserve

Still More on the NRA

The principal organizer of both the Wise Use Movement and the Alliance for America is Alan M. Gottlieb, a shy, balding little felon who has done time for filing false income tax returns and failing to pay taxes and whose not-for-profit "Center for the Defense

Chronic Wasting Disease

It's my belief that chronic wasting disease is being overblown. I think it has always been around, and the current attention is an offshoot of our panic about mad cow disease. Actually, even mad cow disease may be overblown. Denny Crane has it, and it