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Grizzly Hunting is Trophy Hunting

May 23, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

The future of grizzly bears will likely be decided this summer
In this op-ed, a former Yellowstone park ranger turned independent grizzly bear researcher writes that states will institute grizzly bear hunting if grizzlies lose protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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Wilderness: An Update on the Custer Gallatin

April 25, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

Emigrant Peak in the Custer Gallatin National Forest
Considering the changing climate and recent proposals, four heavy hitters weigh in on the future of Wilderness, wildlife and the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
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Paradise Planned

April 19, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Park County is looking to preserve its rural beauty and way of life
An April 16 commission vote clarified the process for updating Park County's growth policy.
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A Tale of Two Revivals: How Yellowstone Helped Return Wolves to Colorado

March 31, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Colorado's Proposition 114 brought wolves back to the Centennial State. It was was the first voter-led wildlife reintroduction in American history.
In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Nearly 30 years later, Colorado has done the same. How will it play out?
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Wyoming Legislative Session Brings Conservation ‘Wins and Losses’

March 21, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

The 640-acre Kelly Parcel was slated for public auction before the action was postponed in December amid public outcry
Conservation organizations celebrated an amendment to the state budget authorizing land managers to sell the Kelly Parcel to the National Park Service for $100 million. Some bills are more worrisome.
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The Gray Wolf and a Dogged Pursuit

March 4, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Last month, the Western Environmental Law Center filed an intent to sue after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to relist wolves as endangered
A coalition of Western environmentalists seeks renewed endangered species status for western gray wolves.
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As Wildfire Season Looms, Firefighters Battle Low Pay and Low Snow

February 20, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Wildland firefighters on their commute to the office
The Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act could permanently raise federal firefighter salaries. But even if Congress can pass it, the proposed legislation still isn’t a perfect fix. 
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Premiere of the Queen

February 15, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

As a 25-year-old mother in 2020, Grizzly 399 emerged from hibernation with four cubs
Grizzly 399 is the most famous bear in the world. The new film, 399: Queen of the Tetons, makes its world premiere at Missoula’s Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 16
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 4: Mike Finley

January 9, 2024 // Interview Series

Mike Finley served the National Park Service for 32 years, including a trifecta of superintendent posts at three national parks
In the final installment of MoJo’s interview series with four Yellowstone superintendents, Mike Finley pulls no punches discussing the issues in our national parks.
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New Research Suggests Montana FWP Wolf Count High

December 14, 2023 // NEWS: Feature

Wolf reintroduction efforts in Greater Yellowstone beginning in 1995 were successful. As Montana weighs its new wolf management plan, numbers are in question
Bozeman-based researcher says agency's model for counting wolves is wrong. FWP disagrees citing a lack of peer review.
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Will Wolverines be Listed Under Endangered Species Act?

November 21, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

The fate of the wolverine lies in the hands of the federal government
The U.S.  Fish and Wildlife Service will make a determination about listing Lower 48 wolverines by Nov. 27
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 3: Suzanne Lewis

November 14, 2023 // Interview Series

Suzanne Lewis served as Yellowstone's superintendent from 2002-2010, the only woman to have ever held the post
In Part 3 of our interview series with the past four superintendents of Yellowstone, Suzanne Lewis, the first and thus far only woman to lead America's first national park, talks fishing, bison, snowmobiles, and the visitation capacity Yellowstone has (or doesn’t have) down the road.
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Wildland Firefighters: Slash and Burn?

November 9, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

On November 17, federal wildland firefighters face a fiscal pay cliff, which could be "calamitous" for America's forests
As wildfires rage hotter and spread faster, federal wildland firefighters are facing a fiscal pay cliff on Nov. 17, and with it a potential 50 percent slash in workforce. 
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Dan Stahler: Yellowstone Wolf Project's New Alpha

October 27, 2023 // MoJo Profile

Dan Stahler recently took over as lead wolf biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project and is following some big footprints
The new lead biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project has big shoes to fill. He’s taking cues on resilience from mentors, science and the wildlife he studies.
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