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Would New Recreation Bill Bring Negative Impacts to Wildlife and Sensitive Public Lands?

November 10, 2022

Packing them in: Jenny Lake in the Tetons has become a symbol of crowding in national parks
It's called the "America's Recreation Act of 2022." Retired Forest Service veteran and MoJo columnist Susan Marsh says building bigger parking lots no answer for crowding problems

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Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West

October 27, 2022

The "balance" between private land development and conservation is landing hard on some of America's most famous wildlife populations
The only way Greater Yellowstone, America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, stands a chance of being saved is if there's a game plan. Glaringly, none now exists
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Finding Gratitude (Amid The Welter Of Not Knowing What To Do)

September 5, 2022

Nature can re-create us
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the threats to wildness? As Susan Marsh reminds, the first step toward preservation is appreciating what's in front of you
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Marsh: With Wild Land, We Must Nurture More Than We Take

July 19, 2022

Hidden revelations abound in Marsh's new book of poetry
In "The Earth Has Been Too Generous," Susan Marsh writes of Nature's healing power. In our interview, she also offers insights into former employer, the US Forest Service 
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Remember 2018 When 'Creative Destruction' Leveled A Bozeman Trailer Park To Create 'More Prosperity'?

June 27, 2022 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Trailer park in Bozeman soon to be razed
Four years later, Tim Crawford wonders how much empathy the new Bozeman has for those that prosperity sent packing
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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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Life Trails: Reflecting On Paths Taken, Dead Ends And Routes Remembered

April 18, 2022

It's not where you start but where you end up
Jackson Hole nature writer Susan Marsh returns. She ponders her long ago dreams of youth and how the wilds still bring her back to where she wants to be
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Greater Yellowstone Tourism Soars With No Limits In Sight

April 16, 2022

Is there a pot of tourism gold awaiting at this Yellowstone rainbow?
In conclusion of his series on the evolution of mass tourism in the Yellowstone region, Earle Layser wonders why there's no leadership from local politicians and public land managers?
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Is A Toothless Federal Bureaucracy Devoted To Ecosystem Protection Capable Of Doing Its Job?

March 31, 2022

Development in Jackson Hole is hurting wildlife on both private and public land
What happens when a bunch of federal bureaucratic agencies are thrown together with a mission to protect America's best wildlife ecosystem? Not enough, argues Earle Layser in part two of his series on Yellowstone
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Truth, Illusion And The Reality There's So Much More

February 26, 2022

Nature opens our hearts and minds to more than facts
If science can't measure something or we humans can't perceive it, does that mean it doesn't exist? Susan Marsh weighs in, wrestling with the ways facts fall short in explaining a deeper spirit in nature
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Dancing With The Mariposa Lilies of Renewal

January 30, 2022

A lone hiker on the Death Canyon Shelf Trail in Grand Teton Park
Naturalist Susan Marsh ponders the life of resilient mountain wildflowers to gain perspective on the gap not between us and nature, but between us and other people
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Hopeful Words Won't Save Us Without Action

January 1, 2022

How can we make 2022 a year to save what matters to us?
As Susan Marsh looks into 2022 and ponders the many challenges to Greater Yellowstone, she says Nature needs allies defending her, not hollow resolutions 
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The Climber-Conservationist Who Literally Put Greater Yellowstone On The Map

December 28, 2021

Rick Reese atop Mount Moran
As advocates for the Yellowstone region go, Rick Reese ranks right up there with the most impactful of all time. His legacy is written in the abundant wildlife and healthy landscapes we value today
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Nearing The Solstice Reminds How We Are All Interwoven In Nature

November 24, 2021

Tipi frame beneath Aurora Borealis
The annual slide into seasonal darkness and quietude is, for MoJo columnist Susan Marsh, a time of reflection on our spiritual connection to the Earth—and each other
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