allatin Writers is interested in book projects that focus on the cultural mindsets of the rural and urban West. Our books explore the intersection of public policy, ecology, and culture. We recognize and support the critical role that writers and public intellectuals have played in influencing public policies.


Educated (partly through the programs of Gallatin) to bring to the public translations of the best available knowledge of ecology, conservation biology, economics, political economy Gallatin attempts to orchestrate these "voices" to speak to the West and examination it's future.

If you have a project that fits with our interests, we'd welcome the opportunity to explore possibilities with you.

Pete Geddes
Program Directo

The Next West
Public Lands, Community, and Economy in the American West
Island Press, June 1997, edited by John A. Baden and Donald Snow. 
Gallatin Writers, Inc.

Available through Amazon Books

Writers on the Range
University Press of Colorado, June 1998, edited by Karl Hess, Jr. and John A. Baden. 

Available through Amazon Books

Writers on the Range is a book by seventeen westerners about the American West. It is a story of place, mostly good but sometimes bad, a celebration of community, or at least its potential, and a tribute to the men and women, neither saints nor devils, who are the heart and soul of this land of desert, prairie, and forested mountain. Yet it is also much more. It is the melding of diverse western minds, backgrounds and beliefs-ranchers and one-time ranch wives, poets and policy tinkerers, essayists and hunters, journalists and political theorists, and community organizers and urban refugees-into a fierce resolve to stake claim and take a stand for a land that is loved in common.


The Book of the Tongass
Under contract with Milkweed Editions
Co-Sponsored by Gallatin Writers, Bozeman, Montana and The Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska

Available through Amazon Books

In the past ten years or so, the words "old growth" have become part of the American idiom. As environmental leaders in the U.S. pointed fingers toward the destruction of ancient neotropical rainforests to the south, the reading public fell into shock as we gradually learned how little old growth of any kind remains in the United States.