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Heeding The Trade-Offs Of Recreation-Based Growth Near Yellowstone

April 24, 2019

Summer hikers in the high country
Gallatin County, Montana is one of the fastest-growing non-urban counties in America but is there a plan to deal with the deluge?
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Natural Truths: Channeling The Wisdom of Aldo Leopold

April 19, 2019

Aldo Leopold
Seventy years after A Sand County Almanac was published, what would 'the godfather of modern ecological thinking' say about battles over predators, recreation and environmental justice?
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What’s Up With 'The Green New Deal' And What Does It Mean For The West?

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Economy

Can a Green New Deal fly?
Lance Olsen boils down a familiar old battle to its basics as sabers rattle among coal interests in Wyoming and Montana
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The Power Of Words: How We Use Language To Justify Our Consumption Of Nature

March 11, 2019 // Public Lands, Wildlife, Wyoming

A wolf in Yellowstone
MoJo columnist Susan Marsh waxes on how we 'harvest' living things to avoid admitting we're taking their lives
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Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

February 14, 2019 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

At current conservative growth estimates, Bozeman, Montana will be Minneapolis-proper-sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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So Help Us God: When Faith Is Used As A Blunt Weapon

February 6, 2019

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
With climate change, public land issues and other important matters before House Resources Committee, will lawmakers swear to God that they'll be seeking the truth?
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Dreams: What Are They Trying To Tell Us?

January 22, 2019

   Dreams can seem more real than reality.
Flowing forth from the streams of our unconsciousness are insights sometimes more profound and visions more real than what we know when our eyes are open
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Finding Personal Transformation In Nature's Higher Ground

December 29, 2018

Campfire enlightenment up Tom Miner
At the Anderson Ranch, "learning/adventure vacations" bring people together through fun, wildlife and stories shared around a campfire
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The Great Migration: As Money And Young People Flow Into Cities, Will The Rural West Survive?

December 18, 2018

Marysville, Montana, a ghost town
Whitman College student Luke Ratliff visits with Mark Haggerty about the deepening urban-rural divide
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Running Through A Human-Framed Masterpiece

December 3, 2018

Bison at Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch
A student tries to make sense of Ted Turner's attempt to restore wildness and ponders the role of bison and beaver as keystone species
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Western Epiphanies: Lessons From The Largest Mobile Classroom In America

October 15, 2018 // Whitman College Semester In The West

Westies ground-truthing fact from fiction
Mountain Journal collaborates with students from Whitman College's "Semester in the West" who share their thoughts about issues shaping an iconic region
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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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Imagine Making A Wildlife Movie Whose Lessons Save Your Life

October 14, 2018

Image from Bob Legasa's bear spray video
Star in Bob Legasa's video about bear spray becomes hero in repelling grizzly attack
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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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