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Is Pat Clayton The Finest Fish Photographer In America?

February 20, 2019 // Conservation, Fine Art, Yellowstone

Cutthroat trout
With a sense of urgency, feisty spirit and an incredible eye, this talented witness turns wild trout and salmon into art muses for conservation
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Why More Heat Means The End Of The Predictable World As We Know It

February 13, 2019

Warming is being hastened by feedback loops
By not confronting the causes of climate change, we're setting ourselves up for huge economic and ecological impacts. A comprehensive analysis by Lance Olsen on this and the Green New Deal
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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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The Golf Course Grizzly: First Hope Of Biological Connectivity For Bruins?

November 27, 2018

A grizzly in the northern Rockies
Scientists have long supposed grizzly populations between ecosystems might link up. David Stalling wonders when it will happen.
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Op-Ed: Will Trophy Hunting Grizzlies Make The Wilds Safer?

October 14, 2018

How tame the backcountry?
Sportsman and former Marine David Stalling says grizzlies have been—and can be—managed without killing them for sport
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Zinke Stops Proposed Mines On Yellowstone Doorstep and In Paradise Valley, Montana

October 9, 2018

The Yellowstone River and Emigrant Peak
But will conservationists, business community also support limits on other forms of 21st-century resource exploitation to protect ecosystem?
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In Hostile Times, Civil Servants Deserve Sympathy, Not Bashing

October 3, 2018

Van Tighem in the Canadian Rockies
Kevin van Tighem, who once served as superintendent in Canada's equivalent of Yellowstone, has harsh words for the deteriorating tenor of social media
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Pondering Greater Yellowstone's More Crowded Future

September 4, 2018 // Ecosystem Protection, Leadership, Wildlife

An eruption of masses at Old Faithful
Major scientific conference, 'Tracking the Human Footprint,' opens Sept. 11 in Big Sky. It is final hurrah for Dan Wenk
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Are We Seeking Escape To—Or From—The Real World?

July 25, 2018 // Jackson Hole, Public Lands, Wilderness

Naturalist Susan Marsh, a maven of the high country, helps us find an answer in the 'wildflower forest'
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Is David Vela The Next Chief Of The National Park Service?

July 3, 2018 // Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, National Park Service

Grand Teton Park Superintendent David Vela
Grand Teton park superintendent rumored to be top pick. Would be first Hispanic-American to oversee agency
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Bighorn Canyon Makes For A Splendid Summer Getaway

June 21, 2018

A window into Bighorn Canyon
Ranger Todd Johnson offers an introduction to this national recreation area east of Greater Yellowstone
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Sage Grouse: Why Is The Trump Administration Killing A Bipartisan Plan To Save The Bird?

June 19, 2018

Greater sage-grouse
John Freemuth offers an overview of the politics affecting one of the most charismatic avians in the American West
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Ryan Zinke Scores A Pyrrhic Victory In Yellowstone

June 14, 2018

Ryan Zinke at Yellowstone's doorstep
After ousting Dan Wenk over bison, Interior Secretary now must decide: will he stand behind his controversial National Park Service Director?
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Forced Out Of Yellowstone

June 7, 2018 // Yellowstone

Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenke
Despite Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk’s desire to end his 42-year-career in America’s first national park, Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department demands he leave
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