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Public Land: It's What Sets The American West Apart

November 30, 2022

"Wind River Mountains, Nebraska Territory," 1862, an oil painting by Albert Bierstadt
Writer Dave Marston discusses what he's thankful for as we move from one year to the next Answer: public lands and the wonder they inspire
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How Do We Prevent Wild Greater Yellowstone from Unraveling?

November 29, 2022

Pronghorn migration in Greater Yellowstone
Special report: What can be done to save the Yellowstone ecosystem? If we're serious and want to have a reason for hope, here are several big ideas for how to do it
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The 'Wild West' Is Finite: Let's Not Consume It All

November 7, 2022

Sandhill cranes delight us—and they rely on our stewardship of habitat
Dorothy Bradley devoted her career to protecting Montana's sense of place. Now, in her twilight years, she says the conquering of nature has got to stop
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Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West

October 27, 2022

The "balance" between private land development and conservation is landing hard on some of America's most famous wildlife populations
The only way Greater Yellowstone, America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, stands a chance of being saved is if there's a game plan. Glaringly, none now exists
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In Many Mountain Towns, Affordable Shelter Is An Elusive Holy Grail

October 17, 2022

The worker struggles in Durango are present in many Western mountain towns
When no home is affordable, where do longtime locals and essential workers live? How is the problem fixed when 'the free market' fails?
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Mountain Journal Adds Managing Editor To Expand Its Impact

September 23, 2022

MoJo's new ME Joe O'Connor
Joseph T. O'Connor, multi-media veteran in covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, joins MoJo team as part of series of big operational moves
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Finding Gratitude (Amid The Welter Of Not Knowing What To Do)

September 5, 2022

Nature can re-create us
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the threats to wildness? As Susan Marsh reminds, the first step toward preservation is appreciating what's in front of you
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How To Live And Die With A Presence Of Being

July 31, 2022

Path of ascension
Given a terminal diagnosis and faced with a finite amount of time, a couple finds peace as they say goodbye. Columnist Timothy Tate shares their story
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Marsh: With Wild Land, We Must Nurture More Than We Take

July 19, 2022

Hidden revelations abound in Marsh's new book of poetry
In "The Earth Has Been Too Generous," Susan Marsh writes of Nature's healing power. In our interview, she also offers insights into former employer, the US Forest Service 
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Anatomy Of A Wake-Up Call: The Wealthy Need To Support Conservation

June 20, 2022

Spruance, conservative angler turned advocate for saving wildness
Tom Spruance, conservative businessman, describes what motivated him to speak up and try to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. He says others need to, too
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The Fierce Spirit Of Painter AD Maddox

June 20, 2022

Detail of a new painting by AD Maddox
Best known for her Pop and fine art portrayals of trout, Maddox makes hyper-realism the fulcrum for experiencing wild trout and the places they inhabit
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Yellowstone's North Loop Road May Re-Open—Partially For Now—After All

June 20, 2022

The Lamar Valley, a great areas for seeing wildlife, is located along the North Loop
Park Supt. Cam Sholly and National Park Service Director Chuck Sams push to have guided tourism restored to northern parts of Yellowstone. South Loop opens Wednesday
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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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Bozeman’s Affordable Housing Crisis Tied To Newcomers And Wall Street

June 4, 2022

As Bozeman booms, the free market is failing to produce sufficient affordable housing
Calling a time out on the boom: two former mayors from one of the fastest-growing small cities in America want temporary moratorium on new housing development
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