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Where the Rudder Meets the Road

December 22, 2023 // NEWS: Feature

Our roads have disrupted wildlife migrations and ecosystems in ways we didn’t understand when we built them
In his new book, Crossings, author Ben Goldfarb charts a course through the complicated intersection of roads and ecology.
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 1: Cameron Sholly

October 24, 2023 // Interview Series

Cam Sholly is entering year six as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park
In the first of this MoJo interview series with four superintendents of America’s first national park, Cam Sholly discusses wildlife, visitation, Covid and the 2022 floods
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Seen from Above

October 11, 2023 // Opinion

Author Thomas Turiano: climb to a point of prominence and your sphere of awareness will grow
Mountain climbing, sense of place, and, after 15 years out of print, the second edition of Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone
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In Memory of Greater Yellowstone Conservation Leader Hank Phibbs

October 6, 2023 // News

Hank Phibbs of Jackson Hole passed away on Oct. 4
Phibbs was a deft attorney, gifted musician, avid outdoorsman and longtime advocate of Greater Yellowstone
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Finding our MoJo

October 2, 2023

We've heard the call and are gearing up.
As Mountain Journal ramps up coverage, a letter from its Interim Executive Director and Managing Editor
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A 'Greater Yellowstone National Park': Is It So Far-Fetched?

August 8, 2023

A greater version of Yellowstone fit for the 21st century?
To save America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, two prominent conservationists say in this op-ed that today's epic challenges must be met with grander bolder thinking. If not this, then what?
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In Yellowstone, Teepees To Light The Night, Illuminating Age-Old Connections

July 29, 2023

Teepees aglow beneath the Milky Way on Yellowstone's front doorstep
Several days of festivities at Roosevelt Arch and Madison Junction honor the heritage of indigenous Yellowstone. The public is invited to attend these August events
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Bear Tags As Revenue Generators: How Much Will Wyoming Make Bringing Back Griz Hunt?

July 26, 2023

One of Grizzly 399's original three cubs, 587
One of the arguments states use in pushing for grizzly delisting is bringing back a trophy season to help them recoup money they've spent on bear recovery. Does the premise add up?
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Rick Bass: Let The Yaak Be Another Momentus First In American Conservation

July 25, 2023

A bull moose in the Yaak Valley rainforest
In this guest essay, the writer suggests that protecting old growth trees in the Kootenai could establish Montana as a national reference in confronting climate change
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Who Really Is Footing The Tab For Wildlife Conservation In The West?

July 25, 2023

Who should have biggest sway in determining fate of species
For decades, hunters and anglers have claimed they're the economic bulwarks for protecting species. But is it true? Also: Is it time that outdoor recreation users be asked to pay taxes on gear?
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Montana’s Climate Kids Should Adopt Wildlife As Their Mascot

July 23, 2023

What kind of landscapes are we creating for others to dwell inside?
Citing the state constitution, young people in Montana sued the state over climate change. Win or lose, wildlife conservation would strengthen their case with the public
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Montana's Gallatin Valley And Wildlife Paying Big Price For Growth In Big Sky

July 18, 2023

From the air: Scattershot sprawl rapidly filling Montana's pastoral Gallatin Valley
What's happening near Gallatin Gateway, Montana is indicative, Robert Sisson says, of how developers are making profits but externalizing their costs on citizens and nature
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How Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Could Be Delisted And Remain Protected

July 18, 2023

A grizzly mother with cubs in Yellowstone
States are pushing hard to remove America's most famous grizzly population from federal protection. The primary reason is obvious. Why aren't we doing the same with bald eagles?
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This ‘Bearish’ Economy Is One Most States Would Love To Have

July 14, 2023

Totems of Greater Yellowstone's "bearish" economy
Often cast as liabilities and villains by politicians, grizzlies and wolves in Yellowstone region are bullish assets that keep delivering dividends—as long as they remain alive
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