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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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Another Colorado Mountain Town Copes With Impacts Of Growing Recreation Pressure On Wildlife

April 9, 2022

A bull elk in the mountains near Steamboat
Outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, expanding trails and intensity of use are impacting how elk use the landscape and may be causing their numbers to fall. 
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How Serious Are We, Really, About Protecting The Yellowstone Ecosystem?

February 9, 2022

What's good for grizzlies is good for all Greater Yellowstone wildlife
If the answer is saving America's greatest wildlife region, Catherine Semcer writes, then a more valiant and courageous effort aimed at conserving private lands needs to begin right now
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A Winterkeeper's Reflections On Yellowstone's State Of Ambient Beings

January 29, 2022

For half a century winter has been Steve Fuller's muse
In a stirring presentation of fantastical imagery, Steve Fuller shows why—and how—Yellowstone becomes wonderland when temperatures fall, the snow flies and water turns to ice
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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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Surrendering Nature To Politics: Are US National Parks In Retreat?

November 3, 2021

Wapiti vs. cattle: In this range war, who should win?
The triumph of cattle and farmers over elk in Point Reyes echoes the same public outrage involving wapiti, wolves and bison in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Grand Canyon
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Forest Service "Debacle" In Black Hills Must Not Be Repeated Elsewhere

September 22, 2021 // Forest Service, Logging

What thinning the forest to save it looks like in South Dakota
Former second in command of US Forest Service questions agency's accelerated push to thin forests and log big trees in response to fire, insects and climate change. Felling forests, Jim Furnish says, is not a strategy to save them
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A Late Bloomer Writes Her Wild Heart

September 20, 2021 // Writing About Nature

Carolyn Hopper in Glacier Park
With two memoirs and a new book of nature poetry under her belt, Carolyn Keith Hopper has come a long way from growing up in the hometown of Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne
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A Storm Front Moves Into Red State Wyoming

September 14, 2021 // Politics, Wyoming

Is Wyoming's referendum on Trump tearing Republicans apart?
Liz Cheney says she is fighting for truth and country but why do facts often evade her when it comes to honest discourse about environmental issues? That's a topic for MoJo's The Week That Is
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A City Kid Awakens To The Value Of Wild Life Conservation

August 31, 2021 // Young Writers

The young reporter caught this glimpse of Grizzly 399
Gabe Castro-Root came to Greater Yellowstone on vacation from San Francisco. After visiting, he saw journalism as a way to defend it. Tom Sadler interviews the young student about his plans
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'

August 11, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's nominee to lead BLM
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmation
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A Yellowstone Wolf-Watching Guide Wonders Aloud: What Century Are We Living In?

August 5, 2021

Montana, Idaho aim to decimate wolves, again
In this op-ed, Phil Knight says that given new laws in Montana and Idaho designed to decimate wolf numbers, it's time to restore federal protection for lobos
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The Climate Change Neros Of Capitol Hill

June 30, 2021

Can you guess the member of  Congress who is Potter's target?
For those elected officials who continue to deny the scientific facts about climate change, John Potter believes a reckoning is coming and history will judge them harshly
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