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Mountain Journal Adds Managing Editor To Expand Its Impact

September 23, 2022

MoJo's new ME Joe O'Connor
Joseph T. O'Connor, multi-media veteran in covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, joins MoJo team as part of series of big operational moves
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When Yellowstone Wildlife Injures Humans, We Need To Keep Own Behavior In Check

June 1, 2022

A park visitor stands perilously close to a bison in Yellowstone
In the wake of a bison goring, maybe it's time to reflect again on risk, wildness and how we comport ourselves in responding to tragedy
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Grizzlies Around Yellowstone Are Entering A Big Squeeze

May 16, 2022

Grizzly 399 and four cubs, with whom she recently parted company
Past research shows bears are sensitive to small amounts of habitat intrusion by recreation and development. But what's the impact now as both of those go boom?
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What Is Wilderness Without Its Wolves?

January 9, 2022

Does anything more signify wilderness than a wolf howl?
The ecological importance of wolves is irrefutable. In this op-ed, MoJo columnist Franz Camenzind asks why are wolves facing eradication campaigns in federal Wilderness where the health of native species takes priority?
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Montana Defiantly Puts Yellowstone Wolves In Its Crosshairs

September 9, 2021 // Montana, Wolves, Yellowstone

A member of Yellowstone's Delta Pack
In unprecedented move, new hunting and trapping regulations would allow every wolf coming into state from America's first national park to be killed as a trophy
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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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The Messages Bears Bring

August 9, 2021

If bears dreamed about us, what would they see?
Poet Lois Red Elk writes that while bears and people emerged from the same origin dream, it was bruins who came first. Now, to find harmony, we need to be mindful of each other's space
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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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Is 'Wildland Conservation' That Does Not Emphasize Wildlife Really Conservation?

April 28, 2021

Well-known artists, writers fill volume edited by Katie Christiansen
Delightful new 'Artist's Field Guide To Yellowstone' offers inspiring reasons to care about protecting wildlife in Lower 48's famous bioregion 

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Brokaw Opens Up To A Young Big Sky Journalist

December 21, 2020

Tom Brokaw answering questions instead of asking them
In The New West, Todd Wilkinson interviews Joseph O'Connor about his interview with Tom Brokaw on topics ranging from Trump to journalism and nature
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Griz 399 And Cubs Pay A Harrowing Visit To The Jackson Hole Suburbs

October 28, 2020

Getting big fast: 399 and cubs
Bruin mama, considered most famous in the world, ventures into a danger zone, leaving human fans on pins and needles
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How Social Media And Bad Behavior Are Leaving Wild Places Trashed

August 13, 2020

Delta Lake in the Tetons is a victim of Covid-19
What has the Covid age spawned? While problems exist in all corners of public land West, naturalist Susan Marsh looks at impacts in Jackson Hole
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Experts Say The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege

January 12, 2020 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, EPA, Public Lands

A natural gas field in Wyoming
Special Report: The National Environmental Policy Act benefits the lives of all Americans every day. So why is the Trump Administration weakening It?
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If The Challenges Facing Jackson Hole Can't Be Fixed, Then What's The Fate Of Greater Yellowstone?

October 14, 2019

Looking northward toward the Tetons
Will "collaboration as usual" save America's most iconic ecosystem or it is time for new leaders touting a braver new vision?
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