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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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Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan

April 25, 2022

Dylan playing at the Civil Rights March in Washington DC, summer 1963
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song
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It Started With A Pilgrimage To Wonderland

March 23, 2022

A black bear jam more than half a century ago in Yellowstone
In the first of a three-part series, "Reflections on a Changed and Changing Yellowstone," writer Earle F. Layser remembers his first visit to America's first national park 75 years ago compared to today
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More People, More Griz Does Not Have To Mean More Conflict

September 12, 2021 // Grizzly Bears

A grizzly in Glacier National Park
As Jessianne Castle reports in this story from wild country around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, it's how humans behave that can keep people and bears safe
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Maintaining Forward Progress With The Great Bear

September 15, 2020

What's the next step in this remarkable success story?
Randy Newberg is host of some of the most popular hunting shows on social media in America. He reflects on stalking wapiti in grizzly country and Montana's strategy for guiding bruin conservation
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Composting Carcasses In Cattle Country Keeps Livestock And Predators Alive

June 11, 2020

A wolf joins magpies in a wild feast
Writer Kate Hill explores why it's important for conservation groups to protect rancher identity in times of livestock loss
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Finding Space To Thrive In One Of America's Wildest Neighborhoods

June 10, 2020

A mother in her home range
Writer Jessianne Castle profiles a ranching family near Yellowstone where grizzlies and wolves come with the terrain
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When The War Finally Comes (to America's First National Park)

April 4, 2020

A bison trying to survive winter in Yellowstone
Ready for survivalism, are you? Yellowstone winterkeeper Steven Fuller indelicately dismantles the End-Times fantasy. There is no place humans can run to escape ourselves
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Great Storytelling: It Pulls At Our Heartstrings And Holds Communities Together

December 22, 2019

The scribe behind Montana Quarterly
MoJo interviews Scott McMillion, publisher/owner of Montana Quarterly, praised as one of the best regional magazines still made of paper in America
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Terminal Diagnosis: How Montana Writer Ivan Doig Coped With His Own End

October 5, 2019

Ivan Doig
Doig's spirit springs to life in the MSU Library Archives, revealing his literary triumphs, fears and what lay in his heart 
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Navigating The Wilderness Within

January 10, 2019

Artwork courtesy John Felsing
Timothy Tate: Just as the backcountry brings perils, so, too, the mental space filled with charged emotions at the start of a new year. 
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Western Epiphanies: Lessons From The Largest Mobile Classroom In America

October 15, 2018 // Whitman College Semester In The West

Westies ground-truthing fact from fiction
Mountain Journal collaborates with students from Whitman College's "Semester in the West" who share their thoughts about issues shaping an iconic region
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The Guy We All Wanted To Know—And Count As Our Friend

January 18, 2018

David J Swift
David J. Swift dies in Jackson Hole and we remember his everlasting spirit
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Wenk: Tell People What They Need To Hear, Not What They Want To Hear

December 18, 2017 // Leadership, Yellowstone

Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
In speech at MSU, Yellowstone Park Supt. Dan Wenk issues a challenge saying time to save the ecosystem is now 
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