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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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Wyoming Road Failure Reveals Housing Crisis

June 18, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

On June 8, a section of Highway 22 over Teton Pass collapsed in a massive landslide
Writers on the Range contributor Molly Absolon looks at the Teton Pass highway catastrophe and its impact on Jackson and its neighboring communities.
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Are Toxic Agrichemicals Forcing Rapid Evolution in Yellowstone Elk?

June 14, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Pesticides and fertilizers may have caused deformities in Greater Yellowstone wildlife
New research suggests hazardous chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers used in farming, more so than wolves, contributed to a decline in Greater Yellowstone elk and other ruminants.
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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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The Short and Imperiled Life of Bees

May 21, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Once common in North America, the western bumble bee has seen a 57 percent decline, and is being considered for protection as an endangered species
Critical to healthy ecosystems, pollinators including bees and butterflies face numerous threats in Greater Yellowstone and beyond.
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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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Bears Emerge from Slumber in Greater Yellowstone

May 2, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

A grizzly bear near Roaring Mountain, Yellowstone National Park
As bruins make spring entrance in the GYE, federal agencies announce the reintroduction of grizzlies in the North Cascades.
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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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Wilderness: An Update on the Custer Gallatin

April 25, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

Emigrant Peak in the Custer Gallatin National Forest
Considering the changing climate and recent proposals, four heavy hitters weigh in on the future of Wilderness, wildlife and the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
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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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Can a Groundwater Recharge Program Save Teton Valley's Farmers?

April 8, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

The aquifer in Idaho's Teton Valley has been diminishing for years. One local group is hoping to change its trajectory.
In Teton Valley, Idaho, where water is as precious as its native trout, irrigators and environmental groups have teamed up to recharge the area’s diminishing aquifer. In the process, they want to do something novel: find someone to pay farmers for the effort.
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If Grizzlies Delisted, Here's What Montana Plans to do

April 3, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Montana FWP says not much will change in terms of grizzly bear management. Not everyone agrees.
Is the Treasure State’s proposed Grizzly Bear Management Plan really a grizzly hunting plan?
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