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A Monumental Moment

April 14, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

The proposed Madison-Gallatin National Wildlife Monument would comprise up to 1.6 million acres
Advocates see Madison-Gallatin National Wildlife Monument as path toward permanent environmental protections for Greater Yellowstone.
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Am I Taking Crazy Pills?

March 30, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

The Crazy Mountains, part of a complex and controversial proposed land exchange
Or does the land swap in the Crazy Mountains really need more scrutiny?
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Taking Account of Gallatin County

March 26, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Gallatin County still has large tracks of open land. But for how long?
Officials are seeking public input to inform Future Land Use Map and Housing Strategy.
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Banishing the Tukudika

March 10, 2024 // FEATURE: History

Today and yesterday: the Yellowstone Revealed project depicted the historic and current presence of Indigenous people in Greater Yellowstone
In 1879, Yellowstone superintendent Philetus Norris made a fateful call that epitomized the park’s relationship with Indigenous people—and thus with the world.

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As Park County Booms, Locals Look to Retain Way of Life

March 8, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Strength in numbers: Park County residents show support for county growth policy
Group launches new campaign in support of retaining growth policy in the face of efforts to repeal.
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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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How Irrigation Harms (or Helps) Streamflows in the West

February 9, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

You can see all the wildlife Yellowstone offers when you visit the Yellowstone River delta
A new study used 35 years of data to qualify the impacts of irrigation on river basins across the western U.S. to better inform future management decisions. As it turns out, it’s complicated.
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Call of the Mild

January 23, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Need snow? An unseasonably warm and dry winter thus far has left Greater Yellowstone thirsty
With regional snowpack at record lows and average temperatures well above normal, how are local wildlife coping with the unusual winter?
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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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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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A Piece of the Conservation Puzzle

November 7, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

The Alaska Basin addition to the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana's Centennial Valley
Missouri Headwaters Conservation Area could provide an additional tool for private landowners and protect 250,000 acres from subdivision and sprawl.
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Bridging the Divide: How to decrease wildlife-vehicle collisions

October 26, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

Elk in Gallatin Gateway and across Greater Yellowstone are contending now more than ever with increased traffic
More than 1 million vehicles use US Highway 191 to enter Yellowstone. With a quarter of all crashes involving wildlife, what's to be done? A new traffic and wildlife corridor study hopes to shed some light on solutions.
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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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