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Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Jackson Hole, Community, Wyoming, Politics

Hank Phibb
Teton County, Wyoming is one of the wealthiest per capita counties in the United States and one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. Yet despite its abundance of riches, Teton County is a province of widening economic disparity, tensions between nature preservation and human development, and questions shaping the soul of the community. Hank Phibbs takes us into the heart of the conversation.
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Introducing Mountain Journal: A New Voice for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Government Accountability, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, News, Public Lands, The New West, Wildlife, Ecosystem Protection

Mountain Journal
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.  
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Five Years From 100: Robert Staffanson Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

August 14, 2017 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Ranching, Politics

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
An old wrangler looks back on his life as he nears the end of the trail.  Bob Staffanson, who founded The Billings Symphony and later became known as "the Cowboy Conductor" in New England and Europe, grew up herding cattle in Montana. It was the unshakable imprint of the West that brought him home. Staffanson reflects on the current president, the resilience of Western women, and the definition of a real cowboy.
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The Big Picture: Thinking About Greater Yellowstone's Elephants In The Room

August 14, 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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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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