Author

Tom Reed

  • From the field

    Dry spell in Congress

    Congress is deadlocking on public land protection. We deserve better.

    It’s time for Washington to act on public lands protections You grow up in the West and you quickly learn to never whine about rain, even if it comes while the hay is down. That’s because drought is a constant and water is capricious. “Can you remember the last time it rained?” is a far…

  • Conservation

    From the magazine: Finding Trueblood

    In 1918, Cecil, barely 5 years old, went to his parents in their Idaho home and said he didn’t like his name and that he wanted to be called Ted like his Teddy Bear.  So started the iconic name of one of the most legendary outdoor writers this country has known. Ted Trueblood.  There is…

  • Snake River dams

    The river that was

    On the Snake River, what was lost and what could still be.

    Dean Ferguson and his father Dwight have an annual tradition. They drive to Colton, Wash., a tiny farm town perched on a bench above the Snake River in extreme eastern Washington. They place flowers on the graves of ancestors, then drive another few miles to an overlook across a lake.  Here 80-year-old Dwight tells his…

  • American Places American Places Featured Public Lands Month

    Places have stories, and stories have places

    You will know you've found a special place when you name it

    Clark Fork River

    Editor's note: TROUT Magazine Online will publish frequent essays on "American Places," lands and waters that make the nation unique. These essays will be crafted by Trout Unlimited staffers, contributing writers and volunteers. These places are near and dear to many and worthy of sharing in hopes of creating more advocates for the treasures so…

  • Featured

    A letter from the Wyoming Range

    Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Tom Reed’s journal of his ride down the length of the Wyoming Range to promote the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, August-September 2007. For more on TU's public lands protection legacy, check out our new report, Legacy of Protection. At the top of the world, where the timber…