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July 17, 2024 // Book Review

The professor. Norman Maclean was as at home in the classroom as he was on Montana waters.
A new biography dives into the life of author Norman Maclean, his writing and his motivation behind the greatest fly-fishing story ever told.
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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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Montana Files Intent to Sue Over Listing Wolverines Under ESA

January 29, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Wolverines were listed as "threatened" last November. Now, Montana plans to sue.
The 15-page letter of intent to sue US Fish and Wildlife Service comes on heels of November 2023 decision to list wolverines as ‘threatened.’
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After 20 Years of Lawsuits, Wolverine Listed as Threatened

December 7, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

Wolverines face numerous challenges, including a warming climate and an increasing human footprint
Wolverines face numerous threats and only 300 exist in the Lower 48. Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed them under the Endangered Species Act, wolverine supporters are finally notching a win.
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The Usual Suspects: In Colorado, Wolves Blamed For Losses They Didn't Cause

March 13, 2023

Experts say wolves have a rap sheet they don't deserve
Story Warren, in this personal essay for Writers on the Range, notes how an investigation shows 40 recent cattle deaths can't be pinned on lobos 
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Montana, In The Wake Of 'Yellowstone' and 'A River Runs Through It'

February 27, 2023

Is all the attention destroying last, best places?
Thirty years after Norman Maclean's novella was brought to big screen, many are lamenting how it, and the TV melodrama 'Yellowstone' have fueled an inundation of western Montana
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Tonight! Howl With Us At Night Of The Wolves

January 10, 2023

Doug Smith with one of the live Yellowstone wolves he studied
On Tuesday, January 10 at 7 pm, noted retired Yellowstone wolf biologist Doug Smith and wildlife advocate Pat Byorth will talk the truth of Yellowstone's famous packs
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White-tailed Deer Buck With CWD Confirmed Near Bozeman

December 14, 2022

CWD is now on the doorstep of Bozeman
As CWD spreads across the West, Wyoming still operates elk feedgrounds and states take aim at disease-fighting predators
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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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