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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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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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The Big Picture: Thinking About Greater Yellowstone's Elephants In The Room

October 5, 2017 // Climate Change, Science, Public Lands, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Wildlife, Politics

The deepening impacts of climate change and human population pressure are just two of the titanic forces shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. Are we capable of confronting the threats happening right before our eyes?  Do we see them? First part in an ongoing series called Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture.
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Caretaking America's Wild Homefront

October 3, 2017 // Forest Service, Public Lands

The Gros Ventre Range, photo courtesy  US Forest Service
For Susan Marsh, who donned a Forest Service uniform, mountains were her medicine and protecting wilderness a way of giving back to her country
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The Lords Of Yesterday Are Back And They Want America's Public Land

September 28, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Views from Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument -- Pilot Rock, Courtesy of BLM photographer Bob Wick
Barry Reiswig—a backcountry horseman, hunter, angler and former civil servant —pushes back against what he calls "the radical agenda" of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
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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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