Top Story: Yellowstone Checkup: How Healthy Really is America's Most Iconic Wildland Ecosystem?

Just a few of the species at risk?
Just a few of the species at risk?
New "vital signs" report says region's famous wildlife faring well, for now, but climate change and human development loom ominously
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Sacred Survivors Of Near Extinction

Steven Fuller composes a visual rhapsody for Yellowstone bison
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Learning, To Care Deeply For Mother Nature

The mighty Centennials
The mighty Centennials
In Montana's Centennial Valley, the Taft-Nicholson Center opens minds for life by immersing students in the wild unknown


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A Symphony Of Bodies And Water

Performance art featuring water and rainbows
Performance art featuring water and rainbows
Mountain Time Arts celebrates the West's most precious lifeblood and highlights the threats to its persistence
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follows

TR IV: Meet A Real Theodore Roosevelt Conservationist

 Teddy, Ted and Ryan
Teddy, Ted and Ryan
Great grandson of 'the old lion' calls moderate Republicans 'an endangered species'
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The Forgotten Westerners: 'East of Billings'

Good people on horseback
Good people on horseback
Beyond the hipster havens of Bozeman and Jackson Hole, the pain of small towns is real. MoJo's new columnist Alexis Bonogofsky will be sharing their struggles
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Patagonia

A Raven's Call Leads To A Hidden Lobo

A wolf like the one Camenzind saw
A wolf like the one Camenzind saw
During a hike in the mountains, what started with a few caws led to the discovery of a stealthily-observant wolf
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American Bison Matador Faces Charges

Yellowstone tourist taunts bison
Yellowstone tourist taunts bison
After allegedly taunting a bison in Yellowstone and causing trouble in three parks, Oregon man arrested
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cinnabar

How A Gutsy Newspaper Helped Save The Natural Essence Of Jackson Hole

A view and habitat, saved forever
A view and habitat, saved forever
Grand Teton National Park, as we know it today, might not exist were it nor for truth-demanding media battling against real fake news
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'Yellowstone Live' To Wow At The Emerson

West Thumb Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Lovers of America's first national park invited to free NatGeo event Sunday night Aug. 5 at Emerson in Bozeman
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draper

A Black Woman Who Tried To Survive In The Dark, White Forest

Melody Mobley
Melody Mobley
The Forest Service's first African-American woman forester reflects on sexual assault, justice denied, and racism in one of the country’s premier land management agencies
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Grizzly Or Black Bear?

How keen is your bear knowledge?
How keen is your bear knowledge?
As Wyoming moves toward its first trophy hunt of grizzlies in 44 years, it's a question that looms large. Is its "test" enough?
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Magical Sometimes Mirthful Summer Moments From Yellowstone

What's your favorite summer memory from Yellowstone?
What's your favorite summer memory from Yellowstone?
More from "A Life in Wonderland": Yellowstone "winterkeeper" Steven Fuller shares an almanac of summer images from the center of America's oldest national park
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Bruin Lottery: Photographer Tom Mangelsen Scores A Wyoming Grizzly Tag

Mangelsen prepares to take aim at a grizzly
Mangelsen prepares to take aim at a grizzly
Jackson Hole conservationist plans to hunt a bear with his camera, not a gun
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Kendeda

Are We Seeking Escape To—Or From—The Real World?

Fireweed in Glacier National Park.  Photo courtesy Bernd Thaller
Fireweed in Glacier National Park. Photo courtesy Bernd Thaller
Naturalist Susan Marsh, a maven of the high country, helps us find an answer in the 'wildflower forest'
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On Motherhood, Nativism And Immigration

Lakota mother and child
Lakota mother and child
Lois Red Elk offers two poems reminding that dreams of better lives are planted in the young
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Craighead

A Millennial Navigates The World Unplugged

MoJo intern Sean Cummings went to a high school where digital trappings were forbidden, by design 
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When Nature And The Solace Of Open Spaces Aren't Enough

In Bozeman, some philanthropists are helping others improve their mental health by buying them sessions of therapy
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When Reality Bites

A Predator Tale
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Hunting, Leadership, Yellowstone, Wildlife

Yellowstone's New Chief Breaks The Silence

In a Mountain Journal exclusive, Cameron Sholly talks Dan Wenk, Ryan Zinke's controversial moves and taking the helm of America's oldest national park
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Grizzly Bears

Wide Awake In The Land Of Griz

Bear and hiker
Bear and hiker
Steve Primm in part 2 of his MoJo series asks, 'Are you really ready to explore bear country?'
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Cody, Culture, Community

The Draper: Another Greater Yellowstone Crown Jewel

Inside the Draper Museum
Inside the Draper Museum
Meet the Cody museum dubbed 'the Smithsonian of the West'
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A Summer Intern With MoJo

Greater Yellowstone
Greater Yellowstone
Meet Sean Cummings Who Will Be Telling Stories Of People And Places In Greater Yellowstone
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Grizzly Bears

Encounter With Grizzly—Part I: The Shooting

Mother bear and cubs
Mother bear and cubs
In three parts, MoJo columnist Steve Primm reflects on lessons from a hiker's killing of a bear in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains
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Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, National Park Service

Is David Vela The Next Chief Of The National Park Service?

David Vela
David Vela
Grand Teton park superintendent rumored to be top pick. Would be first Hispanic-American to oversee agency
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Wilderness, Wildlife

Why Do Some Politicians Seem To Loathe And Fear The Wild?

Conservationist Dr. Franz Camenzind says "there's a push to end American wilderness as we know it"
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Climate Change, Forest Service

In A Heating-Up West, Must Business-As-Usual Conservation Be Interrupted?

A firefighter strolls through a burn
A firefighter strolls through a burn
Lance Olsen says the movement of protecting ecosystems needs to change its thinking if it wants to save them
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Grizzly Bears, Jackson Hole, Wilderness, Wyoming

A Hunger For Solitude During Visitor Season

After the guests depart, Susan Marsh savors a wild Snake and charismatic megafauna
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Photography, Water

Terminal Flows

From the Great Basin, Jackson Frishman ponders a West when water runs out
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Leadership, National Park Service, Yellowstone, Politics

House Democrats Call Upon Zinke To Explain Forced Transfer of Dan Wenk

Trump, Pruitt and Zinke
Trump, Pruitt and Zinke
Ranking minority member of House Natural Resources Committee wants Interior Secretary to reveal why he is forcing Yellowstone superintendent out
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Family

Letting Go Of My Big Sister

Aging in America sucks, says Timothy Tate, but it doesn't have to be this way
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Bighorn Canyon Makes For A Splendid Summer Getaway

Ranger Todd Johnson offers an introduction to this national recreation area east of Greater Yellowstone
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Greater Yellowstone Photo Of The Day: Recreation Intersecting Wild Nature

One glimpse at ecosystem death by 10,000 scratches
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Sage Grouse: Why Is The Trump Administration Killing A Bipartisan Plan To Save The Bird?

 Greater sage-grouse
Greater sage-grouse
John Freemuth offers an overview of the politics affecting one of the most charismatic avians in the American West
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Why Wildlife Moves

Clovis culture hunters in Montana
Clovis culture hunters in Montana
Ecologist Lance Craighead digs into 13,000 years of natural history and ponders what climate change means for Greater Yellowstone
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Ryan Zinke Scores A Pyrrhic Victory In Yellowstone

Ryan Zinke at Yellowstone's doorstep
Ryan Zinke at Yellowstone's doorstep
After ousting Dan Wenk over bison, Interior Secretary now must decide: will he stand behind his controversial National Park Service Director?
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Cameron Sholly Named New Superintendent Of Yellowstone

Cam Sholly and Ryan Zinke
Cam Sholly and Ryan Zinke
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announces replacement for Dan Wenk
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Late Spring Dance: Life, Death And Renewal In Yellowstone

Steve Fuller, winterkeeper of America's oldest national park, takes note of Yellowstone's most dramatic season
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Traps Of Our Own Making: Climate Change, Blame And Denial

Lance Olsen lays out the undeniable scientific evidence that elected officials cannot ignore
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Yellowstone Notches Busiest May Ever

As visitation numbers continue to rise in America's oldest national park, what is impact on visitor experience and resources? And why is talking about it considered taboo?


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Forced Out Of Yellowstone

Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
Despite Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk’s desire to end his 42-year-career in America’s first national park, Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department demands he leave
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Beyond The Mountains People Tend To Shed Their Pretensions

Psychotherapist Timothy Tate heads to the Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City and ruminates on his first Montana home
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Second Person In Three Days Injured By Cow Elk In Yellowstone

Thirty-two-minute-old elk calf in Mammoth Hot Springs; Jim Peaco/NPS
Thirty-two-minute-old elk calf in Mammoth Hot Springs; Jim Peaco/NPS
In America's first national park, wapiti mothers are protective of their calves, no matter how docile they look
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Greater Yellowstone Photo Of The Day: Ursus arctos and Canis lupus

Yellowstone grizzly and wolf
Yellowstone grizzly and wolf
What does making space for bears and wolves on the landscape say about us?
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Honoring Šung'mayetu The Underdog

Coyote  Photo courtesy National Park Service
Coyote Photo courtesy National Park Service
From her home on the prairie, poet Lois Red Elk debuts two new tributes to coyote
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The American West's Uncivil War: Assessing Watt, Zinke, Future Generations

Students at Snow's Whitman College ponder the future of conservation
Students at Snow's Whitman College ponder the future of conservation
A MoJo interview with Don Snow. Part 3: how we got here and where the environmental movement goes next
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What Makes Yellowstone Stand Above The Rest?

After four decades in uniform, Dan Wenk riffs on what he loves about America's first national park
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With Conservation, It's Not Hunters And Anglers Versus Everyone Else

Former national director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service warns that conservation must evolve, not be stuck in its white past
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The American West's Uncivil War: When Northern Lights Burned Bright

In part two of MoJo's interview with Don Snow, he talks about living in the age of kakistrocracy.  Is it the death knell of public lands?
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Wildness Is All Around Us—Savor And Protect Yours

Yet only a certain caliber of landscapes support the wild life found in Greater Yellowstone and few other places on earth. How do we safeguard it?
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The American West's Uncivil War: What Would Wallace Stegner Think?

A MoJo interview with Don Snow about his native West. Part 1: seeing the region whole
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Ryan Zinke Now Claims To Be A Born-Again Conservationist

After angering millions of Americans for his brazen anti-environmental agenda, can the Interior Secretary win back the trust of citizens?
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In Tom Miner Basin, Horse As Extension Of Place And Self

The Anderson Ranch
The Anderson Ranch
For Julie Anderson, horses bring a grounding perspective in life in the wild Gallatins north of Yellowstone. Enjoy Louise Johns' new column and Western women and equines
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Greater Yellowstone Photo Of The Day: Grizzly Rug

Bear rug
Bear rug
Whether one favors hunting of Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears or not, this is the stark reality of what sport hunting means
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It's Now The 2050s. A Woman Reads A Postcard From Yellowstone In 2018

A lone hiker in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley.  Photo courtesy Jacob W. Frank/NPS
A lone hiker in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley. Photo courtesy Jacob W. Frank/NPS
Yale student Anna Reside ponders the future Millennials and GenZers will call their own
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Gallatin Valley's Tempest Of Growth

Bozeman as it is. Photo courtesy Montana State University
Bozeman as it is. Photo courtesy Montana State University
Headwaters Economics calls attention to alarming rate of disappearing open space around Bozeman. What does it mean for the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?
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Do You Live In What David Brooks Dubbed 'A Latte Town'?

Screenshot taken from 'Pleasantville' movie trailer (New Line Cinema)
Screenshot taken from 'Pleasantville' movie trailer (New Line Cinema)
The Conservative commentator's remarkable prescience in describing Bobos' quest to dwell in paradise
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A Daughter's Ritual To Make Peace With Her Mother's Death

After losing her elder to dementia, this client of Timothy Tate finds relief in dreams and fire
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Greater Yellowstone Photo Of The Day: A Coyote's Bison Buffet

A coyote neck deep in dinner
A coyote neck deep in dinner
Yellowstone winterkeeper Steven Fuller has a knack for capturing the extraordinary, like this coyote scavenging a fallen bison
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Zinke’s Meddling With National Parks Reveals His (Lack Of) Character

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's latest controversial action could claim Yellowstone superintendent as a casualty
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Together We Go: The Ways Of Horses And Western Women

 Louise Johns
Louise Johns
Photojournalist Louise Johns explores the special bond between ride and rider that defines our region
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The Paradox Of Caring For Places You Don't Know Are Yours

Lion Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Lion Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
For college student Franklin Eccher, saving Yellowstone for future generations demands raising awareness among those who believe public lands are irrelevant
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Mountain Trail Runner

MoJo's new young columnist Renn Meuwissen
MoJo's new young columnist Renn Meuwissen
Renn Meuwissen debuts a new column on exploring the delights of responsible trail running in the northern Rockies
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The Dakota/Lakota Don't Wait For Godot, Instead They Have Hawks

 Photo courtesy Mike Baird https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/323660913/
Photo courtesy Mike Baird https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/323660913/
Poet Lois Red Elk writes about avian messengers
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Bison Injures Visitor In Yellowstone

A bison bull in Old Faithful area
A bison bull in Old Faithful area
Idahoan tossed off trail at Old Faithful area by buffalo. First incident of 2018
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What is 'Give Big' And Where Do Southwest Montanans Fit In?

With Give Big, every act of generosity counts. A 24-hour blitz to benefit every corner of the non-profit community in Greater Bozeman. 
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How Do We 'Make Meaning' Of Places Like Yellowstone?

Grizzly bear mother and cub in Yellowstone
Grizzly bear mother and cub in Yellowstone
Meghan Gupta, an undergrad at Yale, sends a message to herself in middle age
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A Winterkeeper Finds His Yellowstone Doppelgänger In Africa

Has Steven Fuller's life in the American bush left him bosebevokked?
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This Is Our Common Place To Celebrate The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Meet here: Mountain Journal may be idealistic but we still believe your voice matters
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A Yellowstone grizzly on a bison
A Yellowstone grizzly on a bison

Greater Yellowstone Photo Of The Day: Griz On Bison

Yellowstone senior biologist Doug Smith went flying for wolves and found this scene
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Slower Motion: The Joy Of Dilly-Dally In An Age Of Speed

Susan Marsh asks: how much of nature registers if we are zooming through it?
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Creative Destruction Levels A Bozeman Trailer Park

A trailer park in Bozeman soon to be razed
A trailer park in Bozeman soon to be razed
Tim Crawford wonders how much empathy the new Bozeman has for those sent packing
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Remembering The Ties That Bind: A Daughter Copes With Her Mother's Dementia

Bozeman psychotherapist Timothy Tate helps a client work through the pain of watching her matriarch's memory fade
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Brandborg Worried Conservation Movement Has Lost Its Edge

Montana's Crazy Mountains
Montana's Crazy Mountains
Dead at 93, former head of The Wilderness Society said environmental groups have forgotten how to fight the good fight
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"Made In America": Ryan Zinke's New Committee With Myriad Hidden Agendas

A boardwalk in Yellowstone
A boardwalk in Yellowstone
In this op-ed, natural resource advocate Katie Christiansen points out how, time and again, the Interior Secretary gives conservation short-shrift
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Wyoming’s Oracle of Cyberspace Searched For A Better Community

John Perry Barlow recognized the possibility of virtual reality but his reset button was the natural world
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Killing The Yellowstone Icons They Are Encharged to Protect

Still image taken from Yellowstone NPS video
Still image taken from Yellowstone NPS video
Park Superintendent Dan Wenk talks about how his rangers loathe having to destroy bison to appease the Montana Department of Livestock
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Weakening Wilderness Act Is Antithetical To Principle Of Landmark Law

Writer Michael Dax says efforts by hardcore recreation user groups to undermine wilderness protection are self-serving and short-sighted
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Lee Metcalf: Remembering Montana's Firebrand

Metcalf and a few recognizable giants
Metcalf and a few recognizable giants
Mike Mansfield called Metcalf the state's greatest senator. In part 2 of Ed Kemmick's series, he also stood out as a no-apology conservationist
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Survivors: Why Yellowstone Bison Are Sacred And Deserve Special Care

NPS / Neal Herbert
NPS / Neal Herbert
Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says the recovery of buffalo in America's oldest national park represents one of the greatest wildlife conservation success stories in U.S. history
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What Would The Muries Say About Recreation, Conservation And Wildness?

Aldo Leopold and Olaus Murie
Aldo Leopold and Olaus Murie
Martin Murie answered the question. The late son of Olaus and Mardy Murie penned this piece only a few months before he died in 2012.
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The Mighty Absaroka-Beartooth Is 40

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness towering over Yellowstone
The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness towering over Yellowstone
In this two-part tribute, writer Ed Kemmick celebrates not only landmark wilderness in Greater Yellowstone but Lee Metcalf, the senator who made it happen
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In Yellowstone Bison Controversy, Would 'Supervaccine' Be A Silver Bullet Solution?

Yellowstone superintendent Dan Wenk notes that slaughter of bison is really a battle over public land grass with livestock industry
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Shifting Values: Are Funhog Towns 'Better' Than The Ones They're Replacing?

Composite photo by MoJo staff.  Biker photo courtesy Courtney Nash.  Large bear photo courtesy Wikimedia user Kallerna.  Cub photos courtesy Yellowstone NPS
Composite photo by MoJo staff. Biker photo courtesy Courtney Nash. Large bear photo courtesy Wikimedia user Kallerna. Cub photos courtesy Yellowstone NPS
Everybody wants to use the resources of Greater Yellowstone. But how are such uses benefitting wildlife and wild places that make our region world-renowned?
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Is Montana Being Guided Back To A Dickensian Future?

Goat rancher Alexis Bonogofsky pens a letter to Montana's secretary of state 'congratulating' him for his position on coal
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A MoJo Short Story Video: Are Elk Or Yellowstone Bison The Real Disease Threat?

Yellowstone Superintendent says science proves park buffalo are not the menaces Montana portrays them to be
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A Patriot Finds Peace In The West

MoJo columnist Todd Johnson, a combat veteran-turned-Park-Service ranger, salutes the stewards of public lands
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When The Meadowlark Sings Oiyokipi Omaka Teca

For Lois Red Elk and other prairie dwellers, springtime means 'Take joy, the world is made anew'
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The Desert Wears Its Spring Bonnet

Although superbloom isn't likely this year in the Mojave, our man in the Great Basin offers this report
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Of Young Men And Reform School

In this age of firearm proliferation, how do we stop tragedy and who decides if a troubled teen can be healed?
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A Wolverine Named Olive

What her story and that of others tells us about the impacts of recreation on sensitive species
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Plummeting Morale In The Forest Service: Why It Should Matter To Americans Who Love Nature

The Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Image courtesy imgur user Show Us Your Togwotee
The Bridger-Teton National Forest. Image courtesy imgur user Show Us Your Togwotee
Another tour de force piece from Susan Marsh on a once proud federal public land agency
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For Yellowstone And America, Climate Change Brings Our Moment Of Truth

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem sits at the epicenter of a huge disruption from rising temperatures. Skiing will be the first of many major casualties
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Crossing The Finish Line: Sue Cedarholm Finds A Year of Grounding In Natural Moments

For 365 days, the Jackson Hole artist painted one new watercolor every day. This is what she learned
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Roar: Random Musings From A Montana Hook And Bullet Conservationist—Part I

A trophy lion and crocodile
A trophy lion and crocodile
MoJo columnist T. H. Crawford, lifelong hunter and African safarian, shares thoughts on Trump Administration's International Wildlife Conservation Council
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Riding The Unwild Roar In Yellowstone

Snowmobilers in Yellowstone
Snowmobilers in Yellowstone
A winterkeeper explores his relationship with America's oldest national park via snowmobile
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A MoJo Short Story Video: Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk Talks Bison And Activists

After acts of civil disobedience, arrests and release of animals from quarantine, the national park's top manager shares his thoughts
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A Lifelong Sportsman Writes His Congressional Delegation About Guns

Photo courtesy USFWS
Photo courtesy USFWS
Gary Wolfe is a hunter, biologist and formerly an outfitter, head of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Montana fish and wildlife commissioner
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Yellowstone's Geysers And Hot Springs Are Miracles Of Survival

What if there were no rules governing human behavior in America's oldest national park? What if visitors could do whatever they liked?
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#MeToo In A Culture Of Good Old Boys

Photo courtesy Kristen Honig / NPS
Photo courtesy Kristen Honig / NPS
Susan Marsh says Forest Service created ripe conditions for backlash
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From Battlefield To Homefront: A Soldier Becomes A Park Ranger

The author smiling in the back of a Black Hawk helicopter after the completion of another mission during operations in Iraq (2007). Photo courtesy Todd Johnson
The author smiling in the back of a Black Hawk helicopter after the completion of another mission during operations in Iraq (2007). Photo courtesy Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson debuts a new MoJo column called "Protecting the Home Land"
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I Brake For Rattlesnakes And Mountain Lions

Celebrated American stone carver Steve Kestrel talks respect for all species, art as environmental statement and meeting Georgia O'Keeffe
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Russell Chatham's Reflections On Role Of Artist

Pale Winter Moonrise by Russell Chatham
Pale Winter Moonrise by Russell Chatham
Wisdom from the legendary former resident of Paradise Valley
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That Which We Cannot Escape In Life

For psychotherapist Timothy Tate, the minister's son, dealing with death requires making peace with oneself  
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Perilous Crossings

Wildlife movement in Greater Yellowstone is extraordinary but every day with busy highways it's becoming extraordinarily more tenuous. A prominent member of the scientific Craighead family weighs in.
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The Big Empty Is Anything But

Jackson Frishman is connected to the giants of American mountaineering. He also knows the pain and euphoria of the West
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For Hunkpapa Women, Winter Is The Season Of Dreaming

Hungry Fox Equinox by R. Tom Gilleon
Hungry Fox Equinox by R. Tom Gilleon
Everyone dreams. Lois Red Elk writes about how a special dream society carries forth visions to which an entire community belongs
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Define The Meaning Of 'Extreme' In Talking About Forest Health

Lance Olsen says politicians are peddling fairy tales to the gullible while greenhouse gases pose real peril
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Weathering The Yellowstone Blizzards

Steven Fuller savors stretches of snowbound winters as they always used to be
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Wolverines As A Litmus Test On Human Values

Whether these charismatic animals persist first requires an honest reflection on our own biases
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The Yellowstone Caldera Is Aflutter With Recent Shakes, Rattles and Rolls

Grand Prismatic Spring courtesy of NPS /  Neal Herbert
Grand Prismatic Spring courtesy of NPS / Neal Herbert
The ground beneath Yellowstone continues to be aswarm with earthquakes. Learn why.
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Purple Haze: The Crystal Ball Of Politics For The Northern Rockies

Photo courtesy Ed Thomes
Photo courtesy Ed Thomes
University professor David Parker assesses the prospects of Tester, Gianforte and where flyover states are headed
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Two Wyoming Moms: A Fourth Grade Teacher Writes Her Congresswoman About Guns

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, photo courtesy Warren Air Force Base
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, photo courtesy Warren Air Force Base
Libby Crews Wood calls upon U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney to set politics aside and embrace common sense
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Why Some Western Towns Live Or Die

 Photo courtesy Dave Touissant (photographersnature.com)
Photo courtesy Dave Touissant (photographersnature.com)
A prominent economist explains the value of public land for 21st-century America
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Community

Bench Marks: The People And Places Lifting Us Up When We Are Down

Peets Hill, Bozeman, Montana
Peets Hill, Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy Tate: It's tough work fighting to save the communities we love and finding ways to avert the trail of despair
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The New West

'Liberal Radio Media' As Elusive As Bigfoot In The Rural West

"Sasquatch," a painting by Robert Bateman
"Sasquatch," a painting by Robert Bateman
Still, Trump Administration wants to zero out funding for NPR, PBS, arts and humanities
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Conservation, EPA, Public Lands, Ecosystem Protection

The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster exacted $62 billion in impacts and cleanup costs.
BP's Deepwater Horizon oil disaster exacted $62 billion in impacts and cleanup costs.
Few Americans may know of the National Environmental Policy Act but it affects their lives every day
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Big Art of Nature, Public Lands, Community

The Future Of The Local Small Town Ski Hill

Snow King Mountain
Snow King Mountain
Sue Cedarholm paints a picture that speaks to both nostalgia and concern about Snow King
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Culture, Community

Of Dads And Mountain Daughters

Daughter Abbey
Daughter Abbey
A foundational relationship in a woman’s life, its impacts lasting a lifetime
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Conservation, Private Lands, The New West

The Essential Role Of Eco-Capitalism In Saving The Best That Remains

Ted Turner at Flying D
Ted Turner at Flying D
Greater Yellowstone's rich tapestry will be won—or lost—based on what businesspeople do next
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Culture, Community

Imagine Foreign Invaders Coming Into The Land

Poet Lois Red Elk serves as translator on a road trip and pays homage to Ella Cara Deloria 
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Wilderness, Public Lands

Who Is Willing To Defend American Wilderness?

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming
The Palisades Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming
As attacks on wilderness and environmental laws rage, many citizens wonder why some prominent conservation groups seem to be missing in action?
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Architecture, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Dreaming of Grass Roofs

MoJo columnist Lori Ryker highlights organic architecture that celebrates place by blending into it
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Yellowstone

The Language Of Snow As A Vocabulary Of Place

For Yellowstone winterkeeper Steven Fuller,  special words describe the park's frozen world
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Economy, Guest Commentary, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Ecosystem Protection

Beholding The Golden Green Goose That Hatched One Of The Richest Counties in America

Teton County, Wyo. Commissioner Mark Newcomb examines the cost—and dividends— of protecting a wild American ecosystem
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That Night When Gretel Ehrlich And A Jackass Moseyed Into The Cowboy Bar

Dewey Vanderhoff recounts a wild memorable evening involving a soon-to-be-famous author, roughnecks, cowboys and a male donkey in Meeteetse.
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The Story Of A River Otter Found Dead In A Snare

River otter in Yellowstone River; Neal Herbert; December 2015
River otter in Yellowstone River; Neal Herbert; December 2015
Wyoming naturalist Susan Marsh says it's high time that society had an adult conversation about the real impacts of fur trapping
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Yellowstone

A Life In Wonderland

"The Sun Pillar" by Steven Fuller
"The Sun Pillar" by Steven Fuller
Yellowstone's legendary "winter keeper" Steven Fuller takes readers on an intimate exploration of the world's first national park. Every few days he serves up a new dispatch here
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Yellowstone

Twilight Of The Winterkeepers

Steven Fuller portrait by Neal Herbert/National Park Service
Steven Fuller portrait by Neal Herbert/National Park Service
After nearly 50 years of solitude, Steven Fuller is a living legend in Yellowstone and an endangered 21st-century icon
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Yellowstone

The Killing Fields Await Yellowstone Bison Once Again In Montana

 Cow and calf run through the sage in Lamar Valley.  NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Cow and calf run through the sage in Lamar Valley. NPS / Jacob W. Frank
More than 10,000 Yellowstone bison have been killed based on a faulty premise. Like the worry over Chronic Wasting Disease, this controversy has connections to Wyoming's feedgrounds
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The Undeniable Value of Wolves, Bears, Lions And Coyotes In Battling Disease

Photo courtesy NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Photo courtesy NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Part 4 in Mountain Journal's series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the threat it poses to America's wildest ecosystem. By killing predators, are states that still cling to Little Red Riding Hood shooting themselves in the foot?
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Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

Bozemanapolis? The Minneapolis skyline set against the Bridgers. At current growth rates, Bozeman/Gallatin Valley will be Salt Lake City sized in a generation and Minneapolis sized in 40 years.
Bozemanapolis? The Minneapolis skyline set against the Bridgers. At current growth rates, Bozeman/Gallatin Valley will be Salt Lake City sized in a generation and Minneapolis sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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Yellowstone

Yellowstone Winterkeeper Remembers His Famous Story In National Geographic

Winterkeeper Steven Fuller ventures into the geothermal mist of Yellowstone. Photo courtesy Kerry Huller
Winterkeeper Steven Fuller ventures into the geothermal mist of Yellowstone. Photo courtesy Kerry Huller
Forty years ago, Steven Fuller wrote a story for National Geographic on the park's cold extreme isolation. Now he takes a look back
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Leadership, Yellowstone

Wenk: Tell People What They Need To Hear, Not What They Want To Hear

Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
In speech at MSU, Yellowstone Park Supt. Dan Wenk issues a challenge saying time to save the ecosystem is now 
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Chronic Wasting Disease, Science, Public Lands, Wildlife

Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague

Is this where a pandemic of Chronic Wasting Disease in Greater Yellowstone begins? Thousands of elk bunched together on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Tom Mangelsen photo
Is this where a pandemic of Chronic Wasting Disease in Greater Yellowstone begins? Thousands of elk bunched together on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Tom Mangelsen photo
Mountain Journal's special multi-part series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the potential dangers it poses to Greater Yellowstone's unparalleled wildlife and the specter of risk to human health. Part 1: Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague
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"Bulls at the Elk Refuge" by Sue Cedarholm
"Bulls at the Elk Refuge" by Sue Cedarholm

At National Elk Refuge, Pondering The Winter That Was, The Spring That Is

As her project 'Watercolor Diary' heads toward conclusion, Sue Cedarholm paints a vision of wapiti about to shed their antlers
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Co-existence, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Community

Projecting beauty?
Projecting beauty?

Projecting Nature's Beauty—Rejecting Blight In Building And Thought

Lori Ryker says we live in a spectacular place, so why doesn't architecture always treat it that way?
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Yellowstone

Elk antlers Photo by Steven Fuller
Elk antlers Photo by Steven Fuller

Wild Animal Tales Told In Tracks, Spoor, Life And Death

For winterkeeper Steven Fuller, Yellowstone's drama is written in the snow
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