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Elliott Woods

Elliott Woods

Elliott Woods is a freelance writer and photographer covering politics, the environment and a whole slew of miscellaneous stuff for OutsideMen’s JournalThe New Republic and numerous other publications. Elliott’s work has received a National Magazine Award and the Overseas Press Club Award for international environmental reporting, and has been featured in The Best American Travel Writing. He loves skiing, fly fishing, hunting, reading and split pea soup.


Tongass National Forest, Alaska. Photo: Amy Gulick

The Shutdown Isn’t Over

Mar 15, 2019 March 15, 2019

For 34 days in December and January, the government shutdown not only impaired the livelihoods of 800,000 federal employees, it brought almost the entire federal scientific apparatus to a halt. Worse, there are indicators that the Trump administration willingly took advantage of the shutdown to expedite strategic projects in the… Read More

Photo: Sam Beebe

In Montana, Public Lands Remain a Nonpartisan Issue

Oct 24, 2018 October 24, 2018

Not so very long ago, Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale sounded like he’d be right at home as a member of the Bundy family. “The U.S. Constitution clearly defines the purpose for the federal government to retain land for post offices, batteries and things like that,” Rosendale said during the 2014 Republican… Read More