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Forests of Immortal Stories

January 31, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

Old-growth forests, whether in large continuous stands or scattered pockets, have long found refuge in Greater Yellowstone
In her latest essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh writes how ancient trees draw human love in Greater Yellowstone and across the globe.
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In Cadence: ‘Mni Wiconi’ and the Great Observers

January 16, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

The Yellowstone River runs north from Yellowstone National Park nearly 700 miles to its confluence with the Missouri
Recalling the 2016 Standing Rock demonstrations protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, a Lakota woman reflects on the rhythm and power of water.
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A Remarkable Year

December 26, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The Teton range and the peaceful solitude of a closing year
In her poignant essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh reminds us of the important things in life as she reflects on the past year: to be bold, to be gracious, and to remember that the more we give, the more we receive.
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Ecocentrism and Anthropocentrism: Where do we Stand in Greater Yellowstone?

December 13, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

Stereotyping wildlife has long led to biophobia and ill-will toward predators
In this guest essay, Clint Nagel examines two world views of humanity’s role on planet Earth. And says the time to support nature and its biodiversity is now.

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Glory is not Just in the Going

December 1, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The view from Cottonwood Bench Road near Clyde Park makes it easy to slow down and take it in
To slow down and take in the wonder of Nature is to recognize the spirituality and wonder of our environment.
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The Arrival of Harriman’s Iconic Trumpeter Swans

November 22, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

Nearly extinct by the early 1900s, trumpeter swans have made an impressive comeback thanks to conservation efforts
By the early 1900’s trumpeter swans were nearly extinct, but concerted efforts have reinvigorated their numbers. Land around Harriman Ranch State Park has produced more cygnets than any other region in Idaho.
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To Protect a Section of Precious Land

November 3, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The spectacular view from the Kelly parcel looking southwest
Why would Wyoming put a wildlife-rich 640-acre land parcel up for auction? Hint: Big money.
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Yellowstone Grizzlies and the Controversy Over Food

October 18, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

Grizzly 211 ambles across the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park
Between human interaction and a changing climate, are grizzly bears getting enough to eat?
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