Jon Gosch

Novelist, Journalist and Freelance Editor

Posts Categorized: Articles

Will WSU Study the Link Between Herbicides and Elk Hoof Disease?

October 2017

I wish my family was getting ready to go elk hunting. I wish we were shopping for supplies, setting up our camp along the Coweeman River, and maybe even doing some scouting on the weekends. Instead, my dad, my uncle, my brother and the rest of our hunting party are boycotting our Department of Fish… Read more »

WDFW’s Wrong Call on “Hoof Rot”

September 2014

http://tdn.com/news/opinion/guest-column-wdfw-s-wrong-call-on-hoof-rot/article_3b406b82-2fbd-11e4-894d-001a4bcf887a.html After my family’s unsuccessful hunting season this past fall I became curious about why there were so few elk in the woods of southwest Washington. The answer of course was the epidemic of hoof disease that is currently ravaging elk populations throughout the Pacific Northwest, and since then I have attended numerous meetings on… Read more »

Save Our Elk (from toxic herbicides)

August 2014

“Shall we see our children stripped of everything provided by a wise Providence for the sustenance of untold generations? The earth does not belong entirely to the present. Posterity has its claims.” — Frank Lamb, Grays Harbor forester, 1909   Hardly a day goes by anymore without the release of a disturbing new article or… Read more »

Discover Snoqualmie’s Supremely Talented Songwriter

June 2014

I discovered him quite serendipitously one recent Sunday. Killing time in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, I wandered into a bar known as Conor Byrne that gives local musicians the opportunity to play a three-song set during their weekly open mic. Midway through the evening, a tall, shaggy-browed musician was introduced and Payson walked up… Read more »