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The Big Picture: Thinking About Greater Yellowstone's Elephants In The Room

October 5, 2017 // Climate Change, Science, Public Lands, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Wildlife, Politics

The deepening impacts of climate change and human population pressure are just two of the titanic forces shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. Are we capable of confronting the threats happening right before our eyes?  Do we see them? First part in an ongoing series called Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture.
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Spooked By The Ghost Forests Of Greater Yellowstone

September 6, 2017

Dead whitebark pine trees in Greater Yellowstone. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Decades ago, Forest Service entomologist Jesse Logan feared climate change would devastate whitebark pine, an important food source for Greater Yellowstone grizzlies. Unfortunately, his prediction has proved true.
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Wilderness: America's Second-Best Idea Is Under Attack—Unfortunately By Some Recreationists

September 6, 2017 // Wilderness

Detail of Monte Dolack's painting A Peaceable Kingdom of Wilderness
In this second part of an ongoing series on wilderness in America, MoJo columnist Franz Camenzind shines a light on efforts in Congress to roll back federal protection for wilderness. One of the main surprising instigators, he says, are mountain bikers masquerading as conservationists.


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A Montana Political Giant Says Citizens Must Hold Elected Officials To Account

August 28, 2017 // Civil Society, Politics, The New West, Politics

Former Ambassador to China and U.S. Sen. Max Baucus
Max Baucus, the former Ambassador to China and Longtime U.S. Senator From Montana, Says Citizens Will Get The Democracy They Deserve—If They Demand It
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Introducing Mountain Journal: A New Voice for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Government Accountability, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, News, Public Lands, The New West, Wildlife, Ecosystem Protection

Mountain Journal
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.  
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Jesse Logan Explores GYE Backcountry In From Granite To Grizzlies

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Endangered Species, Grizzly Bears, Science, Public Lands

Retired Forest Service beetle researcher Jesse Logan
Just as you can't separate the forest from its trees, you can't extract one strand of the web without stretching, stressing or breaking another. From his basecamp home in Paradise Valley, halfway between Yellowstone and Livingston, retired forest researcher Jesse Logan shares insights about climate change that's already upon us.
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