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GUEST LETTER: FWP Misses the Mark on Grizzly Delisting

February 28, 2024 // Guest Letter

Grizzly bears are facing the possibility of being delisted. Are the states ready?
Chris Servheen, former grizzly bear recovery coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and five wildlife experts say Montana isn't ready to remove grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List.
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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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Of Wolves and Wildness

February 15, 2024 // Photo Essay

Nature and a harsh reality of an ecosystem at work captured in photographs in Yellowstone National Park
In the wilds of Yellowstone, a photographer captured a mighty standoff, an illustration in imagery of the beauty and unforgiving reality of a cyclical ecosystem.
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Where the Rudder Meets the Road

December 22, 2023 // NEWS: Feature

Our roads have disrupted wildlife migrations and ecosystems in ways we didn’t understand when we built them
In his new book, Crossings, author Ben Goldfarb charts a course through the complicated intersection of roads and ecology.
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Guardrails on Growth in Paradise

December 18, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

The Absaroka range rises in the distance above Livingston, Montana
As land-use conflicts near a tipping point in Paradise Valley and surrounding locales, Park County Commissioners vote to update the county's Growth Policy
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 2: Dan Wenk

November 6, 2023 // Interview Series

Former Superintendent Dan Wenk speaking at the Albright Visitor Center in Yellowstone National Park
In Part 2 of our interview series with the past four superintendents of America's first national park, Dan Wenk recalls the joy and challenges in running Yellowstone, and his controversial departure. 
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 1: Cameron Sholly

October 24, 2023 // Interview Series

Cam Sholly is entering year six as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park
In the first of this MoJo interview series with four superintendents of America’s first national park, Cam Sholly discusses wildlife, visitation, Covid and the 2022 floods
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Mapping Our Values

October 20, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

Gallatin County is the fastest growing county in Montana by more than 20 percent over the next fastest growing county
With 122,000 residents, Gallatin County is the fastest growing county in Montana. A working group recently unveiled its Sensitive Lands Protection Plan aiming to guide county growth.
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Weighing new options for Yellowstone bison, NPS records 12,500 comments

October 5, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

Bison roam the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park
Deadline for public comment on new bison management plan is Oct. 10
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Members Of 'Buffalo Nation' In Yellowstone Deserve Better Treatment

August 1, 2023

Yellowstone bison straddling the danger zone along the national park border with Montana
Jaedin Medicine Elk (Northern Cheyenne) says the scene that played out just beyond Yellowstone's border with bison this year needs fixing, not a portrayal of it being a rousing success 
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Bear Tags As Revenue Generators: How Much Will Wyoming Make Bringing Back Griz Hunt?

July 26, 2023

One of Grizzly 399's original three cubs, 587
One of the arguments states use in pushing for grizzly delisting is bringing back a trophy season to help them recoup money they've spent on bear recovery. Does the premise add up?
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Who Really Is Footing The Tab For Wildlife Conservation In The West?

July 25, 2023

Who should have biggest sway in determining fate of species
For decades, hunters and anglers have claimed they're the economic bulwarks for protecting species. But is it true? Also: Is it time that outdoor recreation users be asked to pay taxes on gear?
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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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This ‘Bearish’ Economy Is One Most States Would Love To Have

July 14, 2023

Totems of Greater Yellowstone's "bearish" economy
Often cast as liabilities and villains by politicians, grizzlies and wolves in Yellowstone region are bullish assets that keep delivering dividends—as long as they remain alive
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