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Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West

October 27, 2022

The "balance" between private land development and conservation is landing hard on some of America's most famous wildlife populations
The only way Greater Yellowstone, America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, stands a chance of being saved is if there's a game plan. Glaringly, none now exists
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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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Yellowstone's Famed 'Boiling River' Undergoes Dramatic Shape Shift

July 24, 2022

The popular Yellowstone soaking place formerly known as 'Boiling River'
The "historic" floods in Yellowstone obliterated roads, disrupted our use of the park and altered Boiling River, but Nature isn't "destroyed"
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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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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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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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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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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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We Outdoor Recreationists—All Of Us— Are Displacing Wildlife

January 31, 2022

The crush of Covid visitation has created a new reality
Scientist April Craighead shares what the Craighead Institute has found so far in its examination of user impacts on wildlife near Bozeman, attitudes toward animals and each other
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Prominent Scientists Push Back Against Delisting Grizzly Bears: Op-Ed

January 13, 2022

Grizzly 399 and one of her recent cubs
When it comes to assessing biological recovery of grizzlies, who is better informed—people who study wildlife for a living or governors and legislators who dislike grizzlies and wolves?
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The Climber-Conservationist Who Literally Put Greater Yellowstone On The Map

December 28, 2021

Rick Reese atop Mount Moran
As advocates for the Yellowstone region go, Rick Reese ranks right up there with the most impactful of all time. His legacy is written in the abundant wildlife and healthy landscapes we value today
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'Gunfight' Is One Of The Most Important Books You May Ever Read About Guns In America

December 22, 2021

What Ryan Busse loves to do when he's not writing
Ryan Busse, a Montana hunter, was once a gun industry executive who helped create the uncivil war over firearms in America. Now he's trying to change the discourse before it's too late
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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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Scientists Say Gianforte's Anti-Wolf, Anti-Grizzly Policies In Montana Have No Scientific Basis

October 2, 2021 // Wildlife, Wolves, Yellowstone

Wolves and grizzlies target of Montana's anti-predator laws
Prominent group of wildlife professionals with 1,500 years of experience condemn Montana's new laws targeting wolves. Already pups from popular Yellowstone wolf pack have been killed
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