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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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Two Wyoming Elk Feedgrounds in Limbo Amid CWD Concerns

December 21, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

Wyoming Game and Fish manages 22 elk feedgrounds across the state
As Wyoming Game and Fish assesses the viability of two Wyoming elk feedgrounds, concerns over the spread of chronic wasting disease at forefront.
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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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In Yellowstone, Teepees To Light The Night, Illuminating Age-Old Connections

July 29, 2023

Teepees aglow beneath the Milky Way on Yellowstone's front doorstep
Several days of festivities at Roosevelt Arch and Madison Junction honor the heritage of indigenous Yellowstone. The public is invited to attend these August events
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A Bozeman Clearcut Leaves Mother Nature Homeless

July 27, 2023

The aftermath of a city-approved clearcut
Marcia Kaveney loves Bozeman's nature of place. But she and a lot of longtime citizens in Montana's Gallatin Valley are fed up with what growth is doing to wildlife and the landscape
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How Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Could Be Delisted And Remain Protected

July 18, 2023

A grizzly mother with cubs in Yellowstone
States are pushing hard to remove America's most famous grizzly population from federal protection. The primary reason is obvious. Why aren't we doing the same with bald eagles?
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In Gallatin Gateway, Battle Rages Over Proposed 'Glampground' on Gallatin River

June 20, 2023

The Gallatin River and site of the proposed glampground called Riverbend
Since 2020, lawsuits and appeals dominate debate over 58-unit glampground planned for island in 'crown jewel' waterway
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

June 12, 2023

Orsted credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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Robert Staffanson On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 29, 2023 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
Not the kind of wrangler you see on 'Yellowstone': Staffanson, a Montana ranch kid, re-invented himself twice—as symphony conductor and Native rights activist
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Exploring Peregrinations

April 18, 2023

Defying boundaries: Courtenaye's paintings remind of nature's refusal to be boxed in
As warmer weather puts wildlife on the move, Catherine Courtenaye's new exhibition, 'What the Nighthawk Knows,' reads like evocative maps for thinking about species migrations
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Homing Instinct: Sandhills' Return A Marvel To Behold

April 18, 2023

A pair of sandhills return to their northern haunt
In Greater Yellowstone, America's cradle of wildlife conservation, writer Earle Layser offers this primer on sandhill cranes—another inspirational part of an ecosystem still intact
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'Huge Mortality': Winterkill Hitting Wildlife In Northern Rockies Hard

April 7, 2023

A bull elk in Yellowstone left haggard by the winter
Grizzlies are out and wildlife is severely stressed. States issue warnings that recreationists need to be smart and, most importantly, respect space of animals or they could perish
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Rising Toll Of Yellowstone Bison Killed In Montana Attracts Global Outrage

March 27, 2023

Based on intolerance, bison casualty count continues to rise among Yellowstone bison in Montana
Op-Ed: With one-third of herd gone, Jaedin Medicine Elk—Northern Cheyenne—calls out the slaughter of America's official national land mammal on Yellowstone's front doorstep 
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