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Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Science, Public Lands, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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Brown Trout Belly Rub

October 13, 2017 // Flyfishing, Liam Diekmann, Outdoor Recreation

Brown trout, a fine art photograph by Pat Clayton (http://fisheyeguyphotography.com)
Liam Diekmann, Mountain Journal's young man of the water, goes fishing with a trio of well-known elders and when the flies don't work he makes contact with a monster brown using his bare hands.
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A Cow Elk Crosses The Snake

October 10, 2017

Elk Crossing The Snake River by Sue Cedarholm
For painter Sue Cedarholm, autumn is the golden time in Jackson Hole. Bugling bull elk heighten the brassy feel of the season.
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague

October 8, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Science, Public Lands, Wildlife

Thomas Mangelsen's photograph "Winter Herd" portraying thousands of elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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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