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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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A Tale of Two Revivals: How Yellowstone Helped Return Wolves to Colorado

March 31, 2024 // NEWS: Feature

Colorado's Proposition 114 brought wolves back to the Centennial State. It was was the first voter-led wildlife reintroduction in American history.
In 1995, the gray wolf was reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park. Nearly 30 years later, Colorado has done the same. How will it play out?
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A Fusion of Western Artists

March 12, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Cary Morin: an artist on an artist
Mountain Journal speaks with singer-songwriter Cary Morin about his latest album release, a collection of songs inspired by Montana artist Charlie Russell's paintings. 
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Hearing the ‘Hush of the Land’

March 5, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Legendary outfitter Smoke Elser's new book "Hush of the Land" is published this month
Smoke Elser and Eva-Maria Maggi discuss their new book, Hush of the Land, chronicling decades of mule-packing trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
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GUEST LETTER: FWP Misses the Mark on Grizzly Delisting

February 28, 2024 // Guest Letter

Grizzly bears are facing the possibility of being delisted. Are the states ready?
Chris Servheen, former grizzly bear recovery coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and five wildlife experts say Montana isn't ready to remove grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List.
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Premiere of the Queen

February 15, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

As a 25-year-old mother in 2020, Grizzly 399 emerged from hibernation with four cubs
Grizzly 399 is the most famous bear in the world. The new film, 399: Queen of the Tetons, makes its world premiere at Missoula’s Documentary Film Festival on Feb. 16
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A Remarkable Year

December 26, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The Teton range and the peaceful solitude of a closing year
In her poignant essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh reminds us of the important things in life as she reflects on the past year: to be bold, to be gracious, and to remember that the more we give, the more we receive.
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Are Humans Killing More Grizzlies?

October 31, 2023 // NEWS: In Short

More humans are pouring into Greater Yellowstone, and diminishing food sources aren't helping grizzly-human conflicts
Since August, five Greater Yellowstone grizzlies have been killed by hunters and anglers in self-defense. Why?
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What it means to stand at the Crossroads of the West

July 20, 2023

Perception versus reality: The West ain't what you see in old cowboy films
In her latest book, "True West: Myth and Mending on the Far Side of America," Betsy Gaines Quammen takes a deep look into the myths of the West and how we our future lies in the balance
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The World Loses Wildlife Art's Greatest Champion

July 6, 2023

 Bill Kerr, who helped create a global destination for wildlife art in Jackson Hole
Bill Kerr passes at 85. In Jackson Hole, his vision led to creation of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a shrine for those globally who value connections between art and nature
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'What Were You Thinking When You Took The Osprey?'

July 4, 2023

As osprey perched on its nest, another avian wonder of Greater Yellowstone
Dave Hall peers back four generations toward a revered ancestor who did things as a sportsman that would not meet today's conservation ethic 
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Looking Past The Cliches of 'Western Art'

June 18, 2023

Bill Stockton's portrayal of a sunset
In her new award-winning book 'Montana Modernists,' Michele Corriel declares that artists from the West are so much more than frontier portrayals of cowboys and Indians
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Grizzly 399 And Cub—An Update From Jackson Hole

June 17, 2023

A mother's love: 399 and cub likely to be her last
At Summer Solstice and more than a month out of the den, 399 has devoted much time, Thomas Mangelsen says, to helping her cub understand the joy of play
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

June 12, 2023

Orsted credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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