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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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Beyond Money: The Failure Of Economics To Account For The Value Of Wild Places

February 3, 2022

A bison in Yellowstone
Outdoor recreation in America is worth nearly $1 trillion annually but like any consumptive industry, it can make nature a casualty
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Prominent Scientists Push Back Against Delisting Grizzly Bears: Op-Ed

January 13, 2022

Grizzly 399 and one of her recent cubs
When it comes to assessing biological recovery of grizzlies, who is better informed—people who study wildlife for a living or governors and legislators who dislike grizzlies and wolves?
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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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Scientists Say Gianforte's Anti-Wolf, Anti-Grizzly Policies In Montana Have No Scientific Basis

October 2, 2021 // Wildlife, Wolves, Yellowstone

Wolves and grizzlies target of Montana's anti-predator laws
Prominent group of wildlife professionals with 1,500 years of experience condemn Montana's new laws targeting wolves. Already pups from popular Yellowstone wolf pack have been killed
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Montana Wolf Policies Are Destroying State's Reputation As Beacon For Wildlife Management

September 26, 2021 // Montana, Wolves

Yellowstone wolves have already been needlessly killed
Seven respected former wildlife commissioners, all hunters, condemn Montana governor and lawmakers for their callous, unscientific promotion of wolf slaughter 
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Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine

August 17, 2021

Until the end he had a twinkle in his eyes for wild country
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?
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Mountain Musings

August 8, 2021

Winter view of Bridgers at Pheasant Farm
From his farm along the East Gallatin River north of booming Bozeman, MoJo columnist Tim Crawford reminds us why rural landscapes are worth protecting in exhibition 'Moods of the Bridgers'
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Meditations On A Congress Of Owls

April 13, 2021

Three siblings about to face the world
When a pair of Great Horned owls set up nest along a busy road, Tim Crawford was there to photograph—and celebrate—them. Be it human or natural community, he says it's important to give a hoot
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Young Wisdom: How To Be A More Humble, Admirable Funhog

April 4, 2021

Calvin Servheen on a mountain bike ride
Calvin Servheen is passionate about nature. The young outdoor recreationist also believes there's a right, responsible way to respect the backcountry and creatures who live there
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Why CWD Striking Jackson Hole Elk Is A Big Deal

December 27, 2020

Wapiti at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole
Is a Chronic Wasting Disease 'super-spreader' event possible in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? Experts say Wyoming, federal agencies have created conditions ripe for disaster
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Giving Grizzlies Their Legal Voice

July 19, 2020

A mother grizzly and cub
Robert Aland, a tax attorney from Chicago, credits bears with turning him into a citizen advocate for nature—as he believes all residents, even part-timers, should be
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Listed Again: Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Federally Protected And Won't Be Trophy Hunted

July 14, 2020

Griz 399: matriarch poster child for her species
What the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in its high-profile ruling and what it means for the most iconic population of bears in the world
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