Montana author Russell Rowland talks about divides shaking the West to its core. They go beyond rural-urban, newcomer-old timer, mountain-prairie and prosperity vs. despair
A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk
April 23, 2023 // Conservation, Science
Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure to Ted Turner. In old age, Cousteau became cynical. Here's what Turner told himRead More
Big Sky, Montana: A New West Mountain Town Primed For Its Own 'Big Burn'?
April 19, 2023
This high-profile resort community is at 'very high risk to wildfire' and an emblem for the dangers of building in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Part 3 in MoJo's ongoing series
Meet Jessica Wiese, Mountain Journal's New Executive Director
April 7, 2023
With a background in science and private land conservation, Wiese says the time is now to rally for Greater Yellowstone as the region comes under increasing human pressureRead More
People Beat Machines In Ability To Identify Wildlife
April 5, 2023
Although AI is frighteningly on the rise, study finds human eyesight and brains still hold advantage in recognizing subtle differences between pumasRead More
Gobbledygook? Are Feel-Good Words Failing The Cause Of Wildlife Conservation?
January 5, 2023
Those who toss around terms like "sustainability" often struggle to explain what they really mean in the context of protecting America's private and public wild landsRead More
White-tailed Deer Buck With CWD Confirmed Near Bozeman
December 14, 2022
As CWD spreads across the West, Wyoming still operates elk feedgrounds and states take aim at disease-fighting predatorsRead More
Our Biodiversity Is World Class, But Can We Prevent It From Slipping Away?
December 11, 2022
Greater Yellowstone stands apart for its large mammals and other species. Dorothy Bradley says only habitat protection will spare itRead More
How Do We Prevent Wild Greater Yellowstone from Unraveling?
November 29, 2022
Special report: What can be done to save the Yellowstone ecosystem? If we're serious and want to have a reason for hope, here are several big ideas for how to do itRead More
Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West
October 27, 2022
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 existsRead More
'Wild' Horses: Are There 'Too Many' In The West?
September 26, 2022
Few topics stir more passion. In Writers on the Range, Ted Williams and Scott Beckstead debate wild horse managementRead More
Mountain Journal Adds Managing Editor To Expand Its Impact
September 23, 2022
Joseph T. O'Connor, multi-media veteran in covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, joins MoJo team as part of series of big operational movesRead More
Grizzlies Around Yellowstone Are Entering A Big Squeeze
May 16, 2022
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?Read More
Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan
April 25, 2022
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song