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'Wild' Horses: Are There 'Too Many' In The West?

September 26, 2022

A wild horse in central Wyoming
Few topics stir more passion. In Writers on the Range, Ted Williams and Scott Beckstead debate wild horse management
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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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Win Or Lose, Liz Cheney's Legacy In American History Will Be Non Sibi Sed Patriae

August 16, 2022

Not so long ago, prior to Jan. 6, 2021, Liz Cheney defended Trump
In this op-ed, Tom Sadler reflects on Wyoming's Republican primary and what Lincoln, Roosevelt, Ike and Reagan would make of Harriet Hageman
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Once Fierce Rivals, Bradley and Racicot Meet In West's Radical Middle

August 3, 2022

Two rivals flank an Independent in the middle
Dorothy Bradley, a Montanan who narrowly lost to Marc Racicot in governor's race, has penned book of reflections on what she thinks is missing from American politics
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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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Unthinkable Disaster: Sweep Of Yellowstone Likely Closed To Tourism For Remainder of 2022

June 14, 2022

Historic north entrance to Yellowstone obliterated
Park Supt. Cam Sholly says damage caused by roaring rivers to roads puts northern part of park out of commission just as busy 150th anniversary/summer season getting under way
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Grizzlies Around Yellowstone Are Entering A Big Squeeze

May 16, 2022

Grizzly 399 and four cubs, with whom she recently parted company
Past research shows bears are sensitive to small amounts of habitat intrusion by recreation and development. But what's the impact now as both of those go boom?
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Please Look Up: Goldens Are In Trouble

May 12, 2022

How much do you know about golden eagles?
Golden eagles are barometers for how to think about landscape changes and threats to wildlife in the West. Featured in new film, Charles Preston says these amazing birds of prey deserve our attention
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Juggernaut: Industrial Recreation Deepens Its Tear Across America's Wildlands

April 27, 2022

At what point is nature conquered?
Is outdoor recreation Manifest Destiny 2.0?  Get ready, the West is about to experience a rush to expand the outdoor recreation infrastructure like never before. Is that a good thing for nature?
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Outdoor Recreation Equals Conservation: Debunking The Myth

April 5, 2022

Why does Greater Yellowstone still have all of its wildlife?
A developer's proposal to build a 'glampground' on the banks of the famous Gallatin River stokes controversy and calls messaging used by American conservation groups about recreation into question
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Is A Toothless Federal Bureaucracy Devoted To Ecosystem Protection Capable Of Doing Its Job?

March 31, 2022

Development in Jackson Hole is hurting wildlife on both private and public land
What happens when a bunch of federal bureaucratic agencies are thrown together with a mission to protect America's best wildlife ecosystem? Not enough, argues Earle Layser in part two of his series on Yellowstone
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Gov. Lionheart? How Montana's Greg Gianforte Harvested A Yellowstone Cougar

March 3, 2022

A treed cougar in Yellowstone like the one taken by Gianforte
The Montana governor's spokeswoman refused to answer questions after word spread of Greg Gianforte taking a cougar near the same place where he felled a Yellowstone wolf in a trap
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Montana Governor Dodged Accountability After He Shot Yellowstone Research Lion Out Of Tree

March 2, 2022

A treed cougar in Yellowstone like the one taken by Gianforte
The governor's spokeswoman refused to do her job in answering questions after rumors spread of Greg Gianforte shooting a cougar near same place where he killed a Yellowstone wolf in a trap 
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Is Montana Entering New Dark Age of Unaccountable Government?

February 20, 2022

Politicians: what does their oath to uphold public trust mean?
Jim Nelson, a retired state Supreme Court Justice, says democracy is being undermined by elected officials at all levels who are dodging their constitutional oath to keep citizens informed
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