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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Speaks Up On Wolves, But Is It Enough?

February 8, 2022

A gray wolf in Yellowstone
Tribes, conservation groups, even former Fish and Wildlife Service director say she should emergency re-list wolves with federal protection. Why does she balk?
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What Is Wilderness Without Its Wolves?

January 9, 2022

Does anything more signify wilderness than a wolf howl?
The ecological importance of wolves is irrefutable. In this op-ed, MoJo columnist Franz Camenzind asks why are wolves facing eradication campaigns in federal Wilderness where the health of native species takes priority?
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To Kill A Migrating Antelope In Wyoming

May 13, 2020

A pronghorn navigating a maze of fences
Franz Camenzind reflects on a premonition he had long ago that provided a lesson in how the straight-lined human world collides with the pathways of wildlife
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America's Big Open Was Anything But Lonely Or Empty

May 1, 2020

Did you know bighorns migrate, too?
Along with indigenous people, native animals large and small once covered North America's prairies—and in some places, they could again.
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Are America's Greatest Wildlife Migrations Being Sacrificed To Fossil Fuels?

April 14, 2020

Pronghorn on the move for survival
Writer and ecologist Franz Camenzind investigates why some of Greater Yellowstone's biggest animal wonders are imperiled. Part 1 in an ongoing series Epic Journeys—Views from the Front Lines of America's Greatest Wildlife Migrations
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Experts Say The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege

January 12, 2020 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, EPA, Public Lands

A natural gas field in Wyoming
Special Report: The National Environmental Policy Act benefits the lives of all Americans every day. So why is the Trump Administration weakening It?
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If The Challenges Facing Jackson Hole Can't Be Fixed, Then What's The Fate Of Greater Yellowstone?

October 14, 2019

Looking northward toward the Tetons
Will "collaboration as usual" save America's most iconic ecosystem or it is time for new leaders touting a braver new vision?
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It's Time To Get The Lead Out Of Hunting Ammo

September 5, 2019

A bald eagle feasting on a deer
Eliminating lead bullets isn't anti-hunting, experts say; it's being pro-human and wildlife health. Franz Camenzind asks: what sportsman would be opposed to that?
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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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A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?

December 12, 2018 // Hunting, Wildlife

Coyote taken in Wyoming hunt
From killing baboon families to staging predator-killing contests, hunters stand accused of violating the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Now they’re being called out by their own.
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Last Of The Old West: When The Thrill Of Wild Nature Isn't Enough

August 23, 2018 // Jackson Hole, Outdoor Recreation, Public Lands, Wildlife

Sign at doorstep of Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole and other mountain towns are losing their soul by being transformed into amusement parks. The question is why?
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A Raven's Call Leads To A Hidden Lobo

August 6, 2018 // Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wildlife, Wolves

Gray wolf
During a hike in the mountains, what started with a few caws led to the discovery of a stealthily-observant wolf
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Why Do Some Politicians Seem To Loathe And Fear The Wild?

July 2, 2018 // Wilderness, Wildlife

Jedediah Smith Wilderness
Conservationist Dr. Franz Camenzind says "there's a push to end American wilderness as we know it"
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Weakening Wilderness Act Is Antithetical To Principle Of Landmark Law

April 10, 2018

The author seeking wilderness
Writer Michael Dax says efforts by hardcore recreation user groups to undermine wilderness protection are self-serving and short-sighted
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