Upcoming Feature in Reason Magazine

Regular readers know I’m a big fan of Reason magazine. So I’m pleased to say I will have my first byline in the national magazine’s upcoming March issue.

My feature story focuses on the U.S. Army’s ongoing effort to seize hundreds of thousands of acres of prime, private ranch land to expand the existing Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site used by armored units from Fort Carson.

I’m telling the tale of the coalition of ranchers, environmentalists, paleontologists, and Indian tribes who are fighting like David against Goliath. Some of these ranches being threatened have been owned by families going back to the mid-1800s, before Colorado was a state. And the Army isn’t exactly land poor, what with more than 15 million acres of land nationwide.

I’ve written about this issue a number of times for The Land Report, where you can find background and some excellent photography by my partner, Gustav Schmiege, one of the best shooters I know, even if he does sing too much on road trips and gets too scared when I drive 120 mph at 3 a.m. (Hi Gus. Just kidding.)


  1. Prufrock says:

    Looking forward to it. :)