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A Tribute To The Ancient Ones High On The Mountain

October 23, 2017 // Climate Change, Endangered Species, Public Lands

At the top of a ridge, a whitebark pine forest is in the fight of its life.  Photo courtesy Ecoflight (ecoflight.org)
What does a forest tell us about our past and future? Scientist Jesse Logan pays tribute to the vanishing whitebark pine and shares what it foreshadows for America's wildest ecosystem in the Lower 48 
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What's In A Yellowstone Place Name? A Man Of Infamy, It Turns Out

September 18, 2017 // Culture, Yellowstone

Army Col. John Gibbon
Mountain Journal columnist Jesse Logan says Army Col. John Gibbon, who has a river and meadow named after him in Yellowstone National Park, should have those honors revoked for what he did to the Nez Perce
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Of Bias And Bears: Is Delisting Greater Yellowstone's Grizzlies Based On Science Or Politics?

September 12, 2017 // Grizzly Bears

Mother's Watch, photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen (mangelsen.com)
For several decades, Jesse Logan gained renown as a forest ecologist.  He says the scientific rationale behind removing bears from federal protection doesn't hold up to scrutiny. First part in an ongoing series.
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Bonded By Wild Land And Water: A Son Remembers His Dad

September 8, 2017 // Public Lands

O'Dell Creek in the Madison Valley of Montana
Writer Liam Diekmann in his debut column for Mountain Journal reflects on some of the greatest gifts his Father, the late conservationist Alex Diekmann, gave him., 
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Spooked By The Ghost Forests Of Greater Yellowstone

September 6, 2017

Dead whitebark pine trees in Greater Yellowstone. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Decades ago, Forest Service entomologist Jesse Logan feared climate change would devastate whitebark pine, an important food source for Greater Yellowstone grizzlies. Unfortunately, his prediction has proved true.
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What Motivates Some Millennials To Try To Do Good In The World?

August 31, 2017 // Flyfishing

Liam Diekmann conducting "research" for his column
The 21st-century will be shaped by the Millennial generation, which is inheriting both opportunities and challenges from their predecessors. In his regular column, "My Father's Son" for Mountain Journal and MidCurrent, Liam Diekmann of Bozeman, Montana, lends some insight into Millennial values. 
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