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On Yellowstone’s Doorstep, Conservationists Want To Buy Out A Gold Mine

May 19, 2023

View from Crevice Mountain, site of the proposed Crevice gold mine just north of the border to Yellowstone National Park
To halt 'major tragedy,' Greater Yellowstone Coalition must raise $6.25 million by October
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Famous Jackson Hole Grizzly 399 Wows Again, But Now What?

May 18, 2023

Model of Motherhood: 399 and her new cub out of hibernation
Emerging with her 18th cub as part of a historic legendary life, 399 is 27, long in the tooth and still transforming our perceptions of grizzlies. Now it's our turn to be on best behavior
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In The Light Of A Campfire, People And Wolf As Original Brothers/Sisters

May 16, 2023

The bond between humans and wolves stretches back to the twilight of our species
In John Potter's painting, 'A Private Conversation,' the artist shares the Anishinaabe origin story of how Creator told humans and wolves their fates were forever intertwined
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Three Dead Griz Raise More Doubts About States' Ability To Manage Bruins

May 11, 2023

A Yellowstone-area mother grizzly and two cubs
In op-ed, wildlife advocate Doug Peacock says Idaho incident points to serious flaws with alleged commitment to bear recovery. Save the Yellowstone Grizzly plans lawsuit
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How Development Forced Bozeman’s Namesake Creek Underground

May 10, 2023

Do you see it? What is the water and land mosaic telling us?
The plight of Bozeman Creek is an indicator of how the health of waterways in Greater Yellowstone and the West are facing a multitude of damaging threats
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Anatomy Of A Wake-Up Call

May 9, 2023

Spruance, conservative angler turned advocate for saving wildness
After witnessing the impact of Vail on nature, Tom Spruance, conservative businessman, felt compelled to rise up in defense of Greater Yellowstone. He says others should, too
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Dino Bone Museums Create Local Stars, Drive Tourism To Some Western Towns

May 8, 2023

A T. Rex at Bozeman's Museum of the Rockies
Struggling remote communities can benefit by keeping prehistoric bones in area where they are found, Adam Larson says in this piece from Writers on the Range
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The Doggoned Truth—Domestic Canines Are Not Wildlife’s Best Friends

May 4, 2023

We love our pups but they're taking a toll on wildlife
The science is clear that our canine friends are seriously disrupting wild ecosystems, but why do we keep turning a blind eye? Do we want wildlife to persist?
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Remember, You Matter: Support Your Community Through 'Give Big'

May 2, 2023

Where earth meets sky: In Gallatin Valley, we celebrate the people and wildness that make up this special place
MoJo interviews Jill Ellwood with One Valley Community Foundation about Give Big's history and unprecedented success
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Robert Staffanson On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 29, 2023 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
Not the kind of wrangler you see on 'Yellowstone': Staffanson, a Montana ranch kid, re-invented himself twice—as symphony conductor and Native rights activist
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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

April 23, 2023 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure to Ted Turner. In old age, Cousteau became cynical. Here's what Turner told him
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Will Yellowstone Eventually Restrict Visitors?

April 20, 2023

Bumper-to-bison-to-bumper traffic in Yellowstone. What's the solution?
Cody Enterprise Publisher John Malmberg looks at ways to solve traffic and crowding in America's first national park
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Big Sky, Montana: A New West Mountain Town Primed For Its Own 'Big Burn'?

April 19, 2023

Where there's smoke there's a big fire brewing
This high-profile resort community is at 'very high risk to wildfire' and an emblem for the dangers of building in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Part 3 in MoJo's ongoing series
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Exploring Peregrinations

April 18, 2023

Defying boundaries: Courtenaye's paintings remind of nature's refusal to be boxed in
As warmer weather puts wildlife on the move, Catherine Courtenaye's new exhibition, 'What the Nighthawk Knows,' reads like evocative maps for thinking about species migrations
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