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Have Wolves Returned Yellowstone to its Natural State?

May 24, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Reintroduced into Yellowstone in 1995, wolves have had major impacts on Yellowstone National Park. Some scientists are wondering, to what extent?
Wolves have affected the ecosystem in the park, but new study says they may be just one component of a trophic cascade.
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A Tale of Two Revivals: How Yellowstone Helped Return Wolves to Colorado

March 31, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Colorado's Proposition 114 brought wolves back to the Centennial State. It was was the first voter-led wildlife reintroduction in American history.
In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Nearly 30 years later, Colorado has done the same. How will it play out?
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The Gray Wolf and a Dogged Pursuit

March 4, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Last month, the Western Environmental Law Center filed an intent to sue after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to relist wolves as endangered
A coalition of Western environmentalists seeks renewed endangered species status for western gray wolves.
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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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With CWD finally confirmed in Yellowstone National Park, Predators Could be Yellowstone's Salvation

November 20, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

A mule deer found near Yellowstone Lake is the first confirmed case of chronic wasting disease ever in Yellowstone National Park
Experts say first-ever CWD case in park was ‘only a matter of time,’ call for Wyoming to eliminate elk feedgrounds
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 3: Suzanne Lewis

November 14, 2023 // Interview Series

Suzanne Lewis served as Yellowstone's superintendent from 2002-2010, the only woman to have ever held the post
In Part 3 of our interview series with the past four superintendents of Yellowstone, Suzanne Lewis, the first and thus far only woman to lead America's first national park, talks fishing, bison, snowmobiles, and the visitation capacity Yellowstone has (or doesn’t have) down the road.
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Yellowstone, Montana Officials Disagree on Bison Management

November 13, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

As it turns out, bison don't know where invisible borders exist
Montana and Yellowstone National Park have disagreed for years about how to manage Yellowstone bison. Those tensions recently ratcheted up.
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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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Dan Stahler: Yellowstone Wolf Project's New Alpha

October 27, 2023 // MoJo Profile

Dan Stahler recently took over as lead wolf biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project and is following some big footprints
The new lead biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project has big shoes to fill. He’s taking cues on resilience from mentors, science and the wildlife he studies.
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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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Dayton Duncan on Tragedy, Hope and Duality in New PBS Doc ‘The American Buffalo’

October 15, 2023 // MoJo Interview

King of the range: The bison, America's National Mammal
The acclaimed writer and filmmaker discusses his latest collaboration, "The American Buffalo," a two-part film with Ken Burns premiering on PBS Oct. 16 and 17
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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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