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Peacock The Firebrand Asks: Is Fighting For Wild Earth Worth It?

May 17, 2022

Peacock during his searching years in Yellowstone
Doug Peacock battles for grizzly conservation, inspired an Ed Abbey character and served as a Green Beret medic in Vietnam. His new memoir is perfect read for summer
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Montana Wolf Policies Are Destroying State's Reputation As Beacon For Wildlife Management

September 26, 2021 // Montana, Wolves

Yellowstone wolves have already been needlessly killed
Seven respected former wildlife commissioners, all hunters, condemn Montana governor and lawmakers for their callous, unscientific promotion of wolf slaughter 
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

July 13, 2021

He credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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With Color, Flato Has A Magic Touch

June 29, 2021

Paradise Valley Cloud by Malou Flato
Artist Malou Flato, known nationally for her mixed media explorations of nature, shines in a new showing of oil paintings devoted to Paradise Valley, Montana
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Meditations On A Congress Of Owls

April 13, 2021

Three siblings about to face the world
When a pair of Great Horned owls set up nest along a busy road, Tim Crawford was there to photograph—and celebrate—them. Be it human or natural community, he says it's important to give a hoot
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Elk River Writers Workshop Brings Stellar Guest Faculty To Paradise Valley

March 29, 2021

Workshop Director CMarie Fuhrman in the elements
The 2021 conference, set for Chico Hot Springs, will explore not only the craft of writing but contemporary issues. An interview with the Elk River Writers Workshop Director CMarie Fuhrman 
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Wildlife: The Local 'Stakeholders' Often Given No Voice Or Forgotten

March 14, 2021

A mother elk in Greater Yellowstone and her calf
In this op-ed Anne Millbrooke says that Wilderness provides plenty of things becoming ever rarer and which money can't replace simply in the modern world
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Deadly CWD Reaches Outskirts Of Bozeman

December 9, 2020

The Mad Cow Disease of deer arrives
Montana confirms dreaded cousin of Mad Cow detected in Gallatin, Paradise and northern Madison deer. Wyoming, meanwhile, will keep feedgrounds open
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A Montana Judge Ousts The Nation's Public Lands Chief. Now What?

October 23, 2020

The Uncompahgre Plateau
Some want his decisions tossed, too. William Perry Pendley's "acting" status as Bureau of Land Management head calls into question rulings on monuments, drilling and wildlife conservation
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Why A District Ranger Became Disgruntled With The US Forest Service

June 9, 2020

Looking into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Hank Rate remembers when the Custer-Gallatin National Forest stalled wilderness protection and abandoned conservation in favor of getting the cut out
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Guest Essay: Why The Gallatin Mountains Need Permanent Protection, Especially Now

June 5, 2020

One lake in the wild Gallatins
As a seasonal backcountry ranger-naturalist in adjacent Yellowstone, Orville "Butch" Bach has witnessed change coming to the region for decades—and fewer spots left untouched by people
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With 'Cold Country' A New Writing Star Is Born

March 24, 2020

Is 'Cold Country' headed to the big screen?
Behind the pages: Charlie Denison interviews Montana writer Russell Rowland about a novel set in Paradise Valley
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A Grand New Book Honors One Of The Mightiest Places In The American West

November 28, 2019

A book to take your breath away
'Voices of Yellowstone's Capstone: A Narrative Atlas of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness' is a must-have trove of words pictures and maps
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In Home Land

November 28, 2019

Crow leaders in 1881
Long before the Absaroka-Beartooths became a federal wilderness and before Yellowstone was called 'wonderland,'  they were home ground to the Crow. An essay by Shane Doyle
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