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As Wildfire Season Looms, Firefighters Battle Low Pay and Low Snow

February 20, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Wildland firefighters on their commute to the office
The Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act could permanently raise federal firefighter salaries. But even if Congress can pass it, the proposed legislation still isn’t a perfect fix. 
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Premiere of the Queen

February 15, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

As a 25-year-old mother in 2020, Grizzly 399 emerged from hibernation with four cubs
Grizzly 399 is the most famous bear in the world. The new film, 399: Queen of the Tetons, makes its world premiere at Missoula’s Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 16
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The Heartbeat of Wild Places

February 4, 2024 // Feature story

Mountain King: If you lock eyes with this guy, you'll want some distance between you
Deep in the wildest terrain in the Rockies, a mysterious discovery tells the story of a battle between Montana's most lethal predators. And why we need them on the landscape.
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Forests of Immortal Stories

January 31, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

Old-growth forests, whether in large continuous stands or scattered pockets, have long found refuge in Greater Yellowstone
In her latest essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh writes how ancient trees draw human love in Greater Yellowstone and across the globe.
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Homeward Bound

January 19, 2024 // NEWS: Film Review

Mule deer migrate hundreds of miles to winter grounds from Grand Teton National Park
A new documentary released by the Wyoming Migration Initiative chronicles the travel and travails of Grand Teton mule deer.
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A Remarkable Year

December 26, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The Teton range and the peaceful solitude of a closing year
In her poignant essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh reminds us of the important things in life as she reflects on the past year: to be bold, to be gracious, and to remember that the more we give, the more we receive.
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Where the Rudder Meets the Road

December 22, 2023 // NEWS: Feature

Our roads have disrupted wildlife migrations and ecosystems in ways we didn’t understand when we built them
In his new book, Crossings, author Ben Goldfarb charts a course through the complicated intersection of roads and ecology.
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Guardrails on Growth in Paradise

December 18, 2023 // NEWS: Dispatch

The Absaroka range rises in the distance above Livingston, Montana
As land-use conflicts near a tipping point in Paradise Valley and surrounding locales, Park County Commissioners vote to update the county's Growth Policy
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Ecocentrism and Anthropocentrism: Where do we Stand in Greater Yellowstone?

December 13, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

Stereotyping wildlife has long led to biophobia and ill-will toward predators
In this guest essay, Clint Nagel examines two world views of humanity’s role on planet Earth. And says the time to support nature and its biodiversity is now.

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In New Book, Barbara Kingsolver and Daughter Lily Teach Children Empathy for Wildlife

December 11, 2023 // MoJo Interview

Lily and Barbara Kingsolver published their new book, 'Coyote’s Wild Home,' on November 28
Barbara and Lily Kingsolver discuss 'Coyote’s Wild Home,' family publishing and the importance of balance in wild places like Greater Yellowstone.

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Dan Stahler: Yellowstone Wolf Project's New Alpha

October 27, 2023 // MoJo Profile

Dan Stahler recently took over as lead wolf biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project and is following some big footprints
The new lead biologist for the Yellowstone Wolf Project has big shoes to fill. He’s taking cues on resilience from mentors, science and the wildlife he studies.
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 1: Cameron Sholly

October 24, 2023 // Interview Series

Cam Sholly is entering year six as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park
In the first of this MoJo interview series with four superintendents of America’s first national park, Cam Sholly discusses wildlife, visitation, Covid and the 2022 floods
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Dayton Duncan on Tragedy, Hope and Duality in New PBS Doc ‘The American Buffalo’

October 15, 2023 // MoJo Interview

King of the range: The bison, America's National Mammal
The acclaimed writer and filmmaker discusses his latest collaboration, "The American Buffalo," a two-part film with Ken Burns premiering on PBS Oct. 16 and 17
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Seen from Above

October 11, 2023 // Opinion

Author Thomas Turiano: climb to a point of prominence and your sphere of awareness will grow
Mountain climbing, sense of place, and, after 15 years out of print, the second edition of Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone
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