Are Western Mountain Towns Ready For The Coming Flames?
March 21, 2023
Rural sprawl is expanding the "wildland-urban interface." It is elevating the costs and perils of dealing with wildfire, and taxpayers are footing the bill. Part 2 in our ongoing seriesRead More
Kissing The 'Quieter Side' Of The Tetons Goodbye?
February 27, 2023
Will Grand Targhee Resort expansion put Teton Valley, Idaho on course to become a doppelgänger of Big Sky? A county commissioner voices her concernsRead More
Yellowstone: Icon of Infamy or Convenient Scapegoat?
December 5, 2022
Montana writer Todd Burritt pens a scathing review of Megan Kate Nelson's portrayal of America's first national park in her book 'Saving Yellowstone'Read More
Public Land: It's What Sets The American West Apart
November 30, 2022
Writer Dave Marston discusses what he's thankful for as we move from one year to the next Answer: public lands and the wonder they inspire
How Do We Prevent Wild Greater Yellowstone from Unraveling?
November 29, 2022
Special report: What can be done to save the Yellowstone ecosystem? If we're serious and want to have a reason for hope, here are several big ideas for how to do itRead More
Is Gallatin County Willing To Sacrifice Its Namesake Elk To Rural Sprawl?
March 24, 2021
The amazing images of Holly Pippel, a nature photographer from Gallatin Gateway, Montana, remind us what's at stake as Bozeman's boom threatens the persistence of wildlifeRead More
When Wild Nature Enters Our Dreams
February 28, 2021
From visions to daydreams to the imagery that visits us in slumber, dreamscapes can reveal much about ourselves and how we're navigating the worldRead More
Waiting For Elk To Disappear From 'The Last Hundred Acres'
February 23, 2021
Greater Yellowstone resident Rob Sisson pens an essay about his sorrow in watching a wapiti migration route vanish on the outskirts of Bozeman, MontanaRead More
What Does River Conservation Really Mean?
February 16, 2021
The Week That Is: If you ask river protectors you're likely to get different answers. Is growing recreation pressure a problem?Read More
"Public Trust" Is A Film About America's Natural Heritage That Will Rile You
October 16, 2020
Patagonia made a film about America's great natural asset—our public lands—and it is raising a ruckus. We interview the Montana journalist who appears in it. You can also see the film here, now.Read More
Experts Say The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege
January 12, 2020 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, EPA, Public Lands
Special Report: The National Environmental Policy Act benefits the lives of all Americans every day. So why is the Trump Administration weakening It?Read More
Up North There's Concern About Skinny Grizzlies And Declining Salmon
November 11, 2019
Another reminder that all grizzly foods aren't equal. When you lose one, as has been shown in Greater Yellowstone, it can disorder things at an ecosystem levelRead More
A Doctor Plumbs The Depths Of Ivan Doig's Illness And Asks: 'Did He Have An Epiphany?'
October 5, 2019
Robert Patrick, a Doig fan and end-of-life-physician, writes of what he found in the famous author's journalsRead More
Terminal Diagnosis: How Montana Writer Ivan Doig Coped With His Own End
October 5, 2019
Doig's spirit springs to life in the MSU Library Archives, revealing his literary triumphs, fears and what lay in his heartRead More