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"Antler Scouts" Enter A Brave New Era

May 11, 2021

Every year bull elk shed their antlers
Julie Fustanio reports from Jackson Hole on the annual frenzy of gathering shed wildlife antlers, the covid effect and scouting bringing equality to girls
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Imagine If Every County And Town Planning Department Had A Staff Ecologist

February 18, 2020

A student of 'Remote Studio'
To protect the best of Greater Yellowstone, Lori Ryker says humans need to practice real intelligent design and make sure nature registers
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Is Development On Private Land in Jackson Hole Causing The Community To Burst At Its Seams?

May 6, 2019

An aerial view Jackson, Wyoming
Award-winning writer Susan Marsh, a former Forest Service naturalist and wildlands manager, expresses worry that is on the minds of many in her famous valley
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Heeding The Trade-Offs Of Recreation-Based Growth Near Yellowstone

April 24, 2019

Summer hikers in the high country
Gallatin County, Montana is one of the fastest-growing non-urban counties in America but is there a plan to deal with the deluge?
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Finding Personal Transformation In Nature's Higher Ground

December 29, 2018

Campfire enlightenment up Tom Miner
At the Anderson Ranch, "learning/adventure vacations" bring people together through fun, wildlife and stories shared around a campfire
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Do We Need New Maps To Protect Nature Or A New Land-Based 'Mythology'?

October 3, 2018

Livingston, Montana
Lee Nellis, a longtime planning guru in Greater Yellowstone, responds to Lori Ryker's call for a new blueprint in thinking about development
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Let's Not Denude 'The Valley Of Flowers'

September 26, 2018

Bridger Mountains
Timothy Tate asks: is it possible for mountain towns to grow without losing their soul?
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Mapping Nature To Build A Smarter Human Footprint

August 28, 2018 // Architecture, Co-existence, Community, Community Change, Ecosystem Protection, Private Lands, Wildlife

Map of elk migration in GYE
Wildness in Greater Yellowstone will survive only if people reject the destructive development patterns of everywhere else
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Projecting Nature's Beauty—Rejecting Blight In Building And Thought

February 7, 2018 // Co-existence, Community, Community Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Projecting beauty?
Lori Ryker says we live in a spectacular place, so why doesn't architecture always treat it that way?
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Dreaming of Grass Roofs

January 24, 2018 // Architecture, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Eagle Rock Sod Roof House, Bozeman, Montana
MoJo columnist Lori Ryker highlights organic architecture that celebrates place by blending into it
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Searching To Find The Soul Of Community In The Welter Of A Boom

September 12, 2017 // Community, Community Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Bozeman from the Bridger Mountains
To save the best of what remains in Montana's Gallatin Valley, Lori Ryker says leaders and citizens must start thinking holistically—Now.
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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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