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Twilight Of The Yellowstone Winterkeepers

December 24, 2021 // Yellowstone

Portrait of Steven Fuller by Neal Herbert/National Park Service
After nearly 50 years of solitude, Steven Fuller is a living legend in Yellowstone and an endangered 21st-century icon
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A Storm Front Moves Into Red State Wyoming

September 14, 2021 // Politics, Wyoming

Is Wyoming's referendum on Trump tearing Republicans apart?
Liz Cheney says she is fighting for truth and country but why do facts often evade her when it comes to honest discourse about environmental issues? That's a topic for MoJo's The Week That Is
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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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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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Naturalist Says Outdoor Recreation Can Have Huge Impacts On Wildlife

March 20, 2019 // Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Bighorn Sheep in the Dubois Badlands
Mountain bikers and hikers with dogs can bring huge spatial intrusions into wildlife habitat
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Conservationists Sue To Halt Artificial Feeding At National Elk Refuge

March 18, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Ecosystem Protection, Wildlife

Elk on a feed line in Jackson Hole
With Chronic Wasting Disease likely already on refuge, action is claimed as necessary to prevent disastrous disease outbreak amongst America's most famous elk herd
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The Perils Of Going Along To Get Along

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Leadership, Outdoor Recreation, Politics, The New West, Wildlife

A bison in Yellowstone
What does it say about us when we have leaders who don't have the courage to act?
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Public Health Official: Chronic Wasting Disease Seems Bound To Infect People

March 6, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Hunting, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

Thousands of wapiti at National Elk Refuge
"CWD is gonna be a helluva wildlife problem even if disease doesn't reach livestock and humans," Osterholm says. He criticizes Wyoming for continuing to operate controversial elk feedgrounds
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Can Greater Yellowstone’s Wildlife Survive Industrial Strength Recreation?

March 6, 2019 // development, Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Photo courtesy NPS / Adams
A contrast between two different organizations—one devoted to tackling real issues shaping our region, the other running away from hard discussions about growing impacts of industrial-strength recreation
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Boom-time Frenzy: What Kind Of Prosperity Destroys The Foundation It Is Built Upon?

February 26, 2019 // Big Sky, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

One day, the west side of the Tetons?
Never mind Greater Yellowstone's super volcano, there's already an epic explosion occurring in some corners of the ecosystem. And it's called growth
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Robert T. Fanning, America's Premier Wolf Doomsayer, Passes On

January 7, 2019 // The New West, Wolves

Robert T. Fanning (1949-2018)
Former Chicago businessman moved to Montana to hunt big game and enjoyed fame as a hater of lobos
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A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?

December 12, 2018 // Hunting, Wildlife

Coyote taken in Wyoming hunt
From killing baboon families to staging predator-killing contests, hunters stand accused of violating the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Now they’re being called out by their own.
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Stacking The Deck? House Democrats Say GOP Giving Industry Too Much Influence On Capitol Hill

November 1, 2018 // Climate Change, Congress, Politics, Science

Rob Bishop chairs the House Natural Resource Committee
New report says fossil fuel interests dominate hearings on issues affecting American West
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