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Mountain Bikers Push to Ride Through Wilderness

July 23, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana is one of 54 wilderness areas in the U.S. totaling 9.1 million acres
In June, Utah Sen. Mike Lee introduced a bill to allow mountain bikes in Wilderness areas. In his op-ed, Kevin Proescholdt writes that weakening Wilderness protections is a slippery slope.
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On ‘A River’

July 17, 2024 // Book Review

The professor. Norman Maclean was as at home in the classroom as he was on Montana waters.
A new biography dives into the life of author Norman Maclean, his writing and his motivation behind the greatest fly-fishing story ever told.
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Counting Cougars

July 11, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

The elusive and magnificent "Ghost of the Rockies" in its element.
In this guest essay, photographer and Yellowstone guide MacNeil Lyons recounts the top 10 most thrilling mountain lion sightings he's experienced.
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Save Bears, Drink Cider

June 25, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Attractants like human garbage, apple trees and birdseed can lure bears into towns in Greater Yellowstone
Wyoming’s only cidery is on a mission to reduce human-wildlife conflict in Greater Yellowstone. They say harvesting neighborhood apples is the key.
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Have Wolves Returned Yellowstone to its Natural State?

May 24, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Reintroduced into Yellowstone in 1995, wolves have had major impacts on Yellowstone National Park. Some scientists are wondering, to what extent?
Wolves have affected the ecosystem in the park, but new study says they may be just one component of a trophic cascade.
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Wolf Whacking Must Go

May 14, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

A lone female wolf trudges through the snow near Tower Junction in Yellowstone's Northern Range
On the heels of a wolf that was tortured and killed in Wyoming, Mountain Journal columnist Franz Camenzind says laws need to change.
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The Healing Nature of Nature Therapy

May 8, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

Sun shines in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley
In a world stuffed with technology and distraction, Bradley Orsted reaches out to touch the natural world in Greater Yellowstone.
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In Praise of Mud Season

May 3, 2024 // OPINION: Column

As spring touches down like so many wet snowflakes, the perennial dicentra Steer's Head begins to bloom
MoJo columnist Susan Marsh shrugs off the damp and cool of spring in the Northern Rockies to get outside and rediscover enchantment in the season.
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What Dreams May Come

April 29, 2024 // MoJo Interview

The host of the "Who Runs This Park?" podcast in her element: Nature.
Maddie Pellman, host of the ‘Who Runs This Park?’ podcast, discusses how dreaming big delivered her dream job.
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Paradise Planned

April 19, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Park County is looking to preserve its rural beauty and way of life
An April 16 commission vote clarified the process for updating Park County's growth policy.
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A Monumental Moment

April 14, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

The proposed Madison-Gallatin National Wildlife Monument would comprise up to 1.6 million acres
Advocates see Madison-Gallatin National Wildlife Monument as path toward permanent environmental protections for Greater Yellowstone.
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A Tale of Two Revivals: How Yellowstone Helped Return Wolves to Colorado

March 31, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Colorado's Proposition 114 brought wolves back to the Centennial State. It was was the first voter-led wildlife reintroduction in American history.
In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Nearly 30 years later, Colorado has done the same. How will it play out?
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Taking Account of Gallatin County

March 26, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Gallatin County still has large tracks of open land. But for how long?
Officials are seeking public input to inform Future Land Use Map and Housing Strategy.
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Banishing the Tukudika

March 10, 2024 // FEATURE: History

Today and yesterday: the Yellowstone Revealed project depicted the historic and current presence of Indigenous people in Greater Yellowstone
In 1879, Yellowstone superintendent Philetus Norris made a fateful call that epitomized the park’s relationship with Indigenous people—and thus with the world.

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