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The Eternal Sacred Dwells In This Moment

June 4, 2022 // Indigenous Knowledge, Poetry

Young Tarahumara sisters (pastel by George Carlson)
Lois Red Elk writes and speaks using the ancient human language of the continent. In her latest poem, she offers a universal truth: Be present and aware in the here and now
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Opinion: The Lie—And Shame—Of 'Wildlife Management' In Alaska

July 21, 2020

A black bear with a salmon dinner in Alaska
Renowned nature writer Bill Sherwonit calls out Alaska's push to allegedly bolster big game herds by allowing the killing of bears and wolves, including cubs and pups, in their dens
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Why A District Ranger Became Disgruntled With The US Forest Service

June 9, 2020

Looking into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Hank Rate remembers when the Custer-Gallatin National Forest stalled wilderness protection and abandoned conservation in favor of getting the cut out
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'Unbroken Wilderness:' Some Call The Porcupine And Buffalo Horn 'Holy Land'

May 14, 2020

High above the Buffalo Horn
As animal highways important to Yellowstone Park, Bart Koehler says they are also the Gallatins' beating wild heart—and deserve protection

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With 'Cold Country' A New Writing Star Is Born

March 24, 2020

Is 'Cold Country' headed to the big screen?
Behind the pages: Charlie Denison interviews Montana writer Russell Rowland about a novel set in Paradise Valley
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The Sweet Savory Flavors Of Memory

February 6, 2020

Pantry: the original place for farm to table
For poet Lois Red Elk, the aromas of her grandmother's kitchen created bonds that still waft across generations
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Making Contact With Richard Louv: How Animals Save And Heal Us

November 10, 2019

Grizzly clan fording a stream
"Our Wild Calling," the new "game-changing" book by Richard Louv, explores why our connection with other species is good for society, our mental health and the wild places that matter to us
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Carrying The Banner For Wilderness

May 10, 2019

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area
Wyoming Wilderness Association turns 40 and four dynamic young women are reinvigorating the wilderness spirit when so much is on the line in Greater Yellowstone
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The Value Of Open Space: In The Gallatin Valley Citizens Voted For Protection With Their Wallet

March 19, 2019 // Community, Community Change, Private Lands, Ranching

The Toohey farm up Spring Hill
Ag lands play a critical role in maintaining the integrity of Montana's fastest-growing valley. This is the first piece in an ongoing series touting the important role private land protection groups play in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—and beyond
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Two Stories About Shung-mani-tu Tanka—The Lobo

January 11, 2019

Little Red Riding Hood
Lois Red Elk Tells Different Tales From "Little Red Riding Hood"
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Finding Personal Transformation In Nature's Higher Ground

December 29, 2018

Campfire enlightenment up Tom Miner
At the Anderson Ranch, "learning/adventure vacations" bring people together through fun, wildlife and stories shared around a campfire
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The Horse Family

October 18, 2018 // Photography, Ranching, Together We Go: Women and Horses

A Johnson woman gathers a horse
At the U-Cross Ranch near Roy, Nicole Johnson teaches her daughters to find strength in the saddle 
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Encountering The Modern Garden Of Eden In Two Variations

October 15, 2018 // Ranching, Whitman College Semester In The West, Yellowstone

Bull elk on lawn at Mammoth
Noah Dunn contrasts public Yellowstone with a private ranch next door
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In Tom Miner Basin, Horse As Extension Of Place And Self

May 20, 2018

The Anderson Ranch in Tom Miner
For Julie Anderson, horses bring a grounding perspective in life in the wild Gallatins north of Yellowstone. Enjoy Louise Johns' new column and Western women and equines
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