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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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'Four Fifths A Grizzly' Is Chadwick's Reminder That Wildness Resides In Our DNA

June 16, 2021

People and bears share the same biological mosaic
Brot Coburn reviews a new summer book by Douglas Chadwick that makes the case for thinking across big landscapes and understanding what's inside them
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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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Living In A Community Means Politicians Having The Courage To Take Media And Citizen Questions

October 26, 2019

Liz Cheney takes the handoff from President Trump
Every elected leader faces a choice: tell the truth and do what's right for country and civility or deepen the divide
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Putting Pendley In Charge Of BLM Reveals Trump's True Radical Agenda For The West?

August 19, 2019

Pendley takes over BLM
Columnist Tim Crawford says if you worried about former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, Pendley is more frightening
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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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John Heyneman Returns To Home Range

April 1, 2019

The legendary Padlock Ranch
Wyoming rancher Heyneman, who grew up near Fishtail, Montana, has a personal family connection to the legendary Padlock Ranch and once left a big impression on Wallace Stegner
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Man Who Killed Wolf Inside Grand Teton Pleads Guilty

February 6, 2019

A wolf in Greater Yellowstone
Is fined $5000, receives probation and prohibited from killing wolves for a year. Also calls attention to larger issue of sport hunts allowed near national park borders
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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The Lords Of Yesterday Are Back And They Want America's Public Land

September 28, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Views from Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument -- Pilot Rock, Courtesy of BLM photographer Bob Wick
Barry Reiswig—a backcountry horseman, hunter, angler and former civil servant —pushes back against what he calls "the radical agenda" of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
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Guest Opinion: Former Civil Servant Claims There's A Hidden Agenda Behind Public Lands Rhetoric

August 10, 2017

Barry Reiswig
Amid the political high drama in Washington, a former civil servant warns of a well-orchestrated agenda to strip American citizens of public lands they own in the West.  Barry Reiswig of Cody, Wyoming, who spent most of three decades with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, speaks out.
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