conservation Archive

By trying to have it both ways on the issue of clean water and agriculture pollution, House Energy and Commerce chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) exemplifies the precise qualities the Republic of Awesome’s status quo thrives on. Here he is in May excoriating the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule at the...
My interview with author and co-owner of South Dakota’s Wild Idea Buffalo Ranch, Dan O’Brien, ran in Civil Eats Friday. The occasion was the publication of his new book, Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land. The piece focused on modern agriculture and the sustainability aspects of his business. There’s another side...
(Photo courtesy of SD GFP) My home state of South Dakota is famous for its ringneck pheasant hunting. It’s a statewide tradition every fall that also brings in hordes of out of state hunters. In high school it didn’t matter what your interests were, nearly everyone took to the fields after class. Pheasant hunting...