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Prominent Scientists Push Back Against Delisting Grizzly Bears: Op-Ed

January 13, 2022

Grizzly 399 and one of her recent cubs
When it comes to assessing biological recovery of grizzlies, who is better informed—people who study wildlife for a living or governors and legislators who dislike grizzlies and wolves?
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Scientists Say Gianforte's Anti-Wolf, Anti-Grizzly Policies In Montana Have No Scientific Basis

October 2, 2021 // Wildlife, Wolves, Yellowstone

Wolves and grizzlies target of Montana's anti-predator laws
Prominent group of wildlife professionals with 1,500 years of experience condemn Montana's new laws targeting wolves. Already pups from popular Yellowstone wolf pack have been killed
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John Heminway: American Master Of Dramatic Earthly Storytelling

June 15, 2021

Heminway on the trail of elephant poachers
From writing for legendary Wyoming outdoorsman Curt Gowdy to exposing elephant ivory poachers on film, John Heminway fights for wildness by telling the truth
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Is 'Wildland Conservation' That Does Not Emphasize Wildlife Really Conservation?

April 28, 2021

Well-known artists, writers fill volume edited by Katie Christiansen
Delightful new 'Artist's Field Guide To Yellowstone' offers inspiring reasons to care about protecting wildlife in Lower 48's famous bioregion 

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Jackson Hole Resident Who Fed Bears—Including Grizzly 399—Now In Spotlight

February 26, 2021

Grizzly 399 and four cubs in 2020
Controversial practice of humans nourishing wildlife raises concerns about country's most famous bruin and negative consequences for animals
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For Real Patriots, Truth Must Trump Hate

January 12, 2021

Washington in statue looks at the Rotunda dome
The words of former US Senator Al Simpson ring wiser after America's citadel was sacked
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Why CWD Striking Jackson Hole Elk Is A Big Deal

December 27, 2020

Wapiti at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole
Is a Chronic Wasting Disease 'super-spreader' event possible in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? Experts say Wyoming, federal agencies have created conditions ripe for disaster
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Griz 399 And Cubs Pay A Harrowing Visit To The Jackson Hole Suburbs

October 28, 2020

Getting big fast: 399 and cubs
Bruin mama, considered most famous in the world, ventures into a danger zone, leaving human fans on pins and needles
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Why Wilderness Matters More Than Your Desire To Take It

August 25, 2020

What's rarer: wild places or places to ride?
Patagonia publishes essay from BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride where we want. Hint: He dismisses it.
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30 By 30: Indigenous Communities Taking Lead In Addressing Climate Change, Protecting Wildlife

May 29, 2020

Kendall Edmo defends the Badger-Two Medicine
30 X 30: New report from the Wyss Foundation highlights First Nations leaders in our own back yard and around the world
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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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Big Guns Want 230,000 Acres Of Gallatins Near Yellowstone Protected As Wilderness

May 14, 2019

One wild corner of the Gallatin Range
Founder of Patagonia joins former U.S. Interior Secretary and dozens of eminent scientists who say capital "W" essential to safeguarding wildlife in core of Greater Yellowstone
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Robert Staffanson (1921-2019) Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 27, 2019 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

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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Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

February 14, 2019 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

At current conservative growth estimates, Bozeman, Montana will be Minneapolis-proper-sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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