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Are Toxic Agrichemicals Forcing Rapid Evolution in Yellowstone Elk?

June 14, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Pesticides and fertilizers may have caused deformities in Greater Yellowstone wildlife
New research suggests hazardous chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers used in farming, more so than wolves, contributed to a decline in Greater Yellowstone elk and other ruminants.
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Squeezing the Waterways in Greater Yellowstone

June 12, 2024 // OPINION: Column

Jackson, Wyoming. As they built it, they did come.
As Jackson Hole swells with development, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh writes that waterways like Flat Creek need our attention.
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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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Grizzly Hunting is Trophy Hunting

May 23, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

The future of grizzly bears will likely be decided this summer
In this op-ed, a former Yellowstone park ranger turned independent grizzly bear researcher writes that states will institute grizzly bear hunting if grizzlies lose protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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The Healing Nature of Nature Therapy

May 8, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

Sun shines in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley
In a world stuffed with technology and distraction, Bradley Orsted reaches out to touch the natural world in Greater Yellowstone.
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In Praise of Mud Season

May 3, 2024 // OPINION: Column

As spring touches down like so many wet snowflakes, the perennial dicentra Steer's Head begins to bloom
MoJo columnist Susan Marsh shrugs off the damp and cool of spring in the Northern Rockies to get outside and rediscover enchantment in the season.
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Bears Emerge from Slumber in Greater Yellowstone

May 2, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

A grizzly bear near Roaring Mountain, Yellowstone National Park
As bruins make spring entrance in the GYE, federal agencies announce the reintroduction of grizzlies in the North Cascades.
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To Feed or Not to Feed

April 17, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Wyoming plans to keep operating all of its 21 elk feedgrounds
Wyoming decided to keep open its elk feedgrounds. Conservationists are questioning the decision citing concern over deadly chronic wasting disease.
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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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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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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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Wyoming Legislative Session Brings Conservation ‘Wins and Losses’

March 21, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

The 640-acre Kelly Parcel was slated for public auction before the action was postponed in December amid public outcry
Conservation organizations celebrated an amendment to the state budget authorizing land managers to sell the Kelly Parcel to the National Park Service for $100 million. Some bills are more worrisome.
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A Fusion of Western Artists

March 12, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Cary Morin: an artist on an artist
Mountain Journal speaks with singer-songwriter Cary Morin about his latest album release, a collection of songs inspired by Montana artist Charlie Russell's paintings. 
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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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