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John Maclean Goes Deep Behind 'A River Runs Through It'

June 11, 2022

Water is a binding tether across generations
Son of Norman Maclean comes to Big Sky Thursday to discuss his father's famous fly-fishing story and how Robert Redford's movie changed Montana
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Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan

April 25, 2022

Dylan playing at the Civil Rights March in Washington DC, summer 1963
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Speaks Up On Wolves, But Is It Enough?

February 8, 2022

A gray wolf in Yellowstone
Tribes, conservation groups, even former Fish and Wildlife Service director say she should emergency re-list wolves with federal protection. Why does she balk?
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The Climber-Conservationist Who Literally Put Greater Yellowstone On The Map

December 28, 2021

Rick Reese atop Mount Moran
As advocates for the Yellowstone region go, Rick Reese ranks right up there with the most impactful of all time. His legacy is written in the abundant wildlife and healthy landscapes we value today
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'Gunfight' Is One Of The Most Important Books You May Ever Read About Guns In America

December 22, 2021

What Ryan Busse loves to do when he's not writing
Ryan Busse, a Montana hunter, was once a gun industry executive who helped create the uncivil war over firearms in America. Now he's trying to change the discourse before it's too late
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Yellowstone Wolf 302 Latest Star In Rick McIntyre's Lobo Trifecta

September 30, 2021 // Wolves

For Wolf 302, being a savvy hunter was matter of life or death
It's not easy surviving as a wolf in America's oldest national park—and this doesn't even include the perils that loom for wolves from humans once they cross the northern border into Montana
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A Late Bloomer Writes Her Wild Heart

September 20, 2021 // Writing About Nature

Carolyn Hopper in Glacier Park
With two memoirs and a new book of nature poetry under her belt, Carolyn Keith Hopper has come a long way from growing up in the hometown of Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne
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Montana Defiantly Puts Yellowstone Wolves In Its Crosshairs

September 9, 2021 // Montana, Wolves, Yellowstone

A member of Yellowstone's Delta Pack
In unprecedented move, new hunting and trapping regulations would allow every wolf coming into state from America's first national park to be killed as a trophy
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Artworks Of The Week: 'Keep Yourself In The Light'

May 28, 2021

Moose in the Rockies
Watercolorist Rod Crossman finds inspiration in the words of Norman Maclean
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‘Unbroken Wilderness:’ The Quest To Save The Wild Gallatins

May 12, 2020

The Gallatins: wilder than most US national parks
For this American mountain range vital to Yellowstone's world-class wildlife, Bart Koehler reflects on why protecting it is one of the most important conservation issues in the West
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Coronavirus On The Doorstep: The Pandemic Reaches America’s Isolated Flyover

April 2, 2020

Doctor from another time fighting a pandemic
In a real-life potboiler, Sarah DeOpsomer pens a personal journal about Covid-19's arrival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and waiting for her own (positive) test results to come in
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Experts Say The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege

January 12, 2020 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, EPA, Public Lands

A natural gas field in Wyoming
Special Report: The National Environmental Policy Act benefits the lives of all Americans every day. So why is the Trump Administration weakening It?
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25 Years Of Re-living With Wolves In Yellowstone

December 23, 2019

Canis lupus headed for Colorado?
Park Service veteran Norm Bishop tried to prepare citizens in the Yellowstone region for wolves. Today he reflects on what we've learned as Colorado considers bringing Canis lupus back
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Terminal Diagnosis: How Montana Writer Ivan Doig Coped With His Own End

October 5, 2019

Ivan Doig
Doig's spirit springs to life in the MSU Library Archives, revealing his literary triumphs, fears and what lay in his heart 
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