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Once Proud Forest Service Poised To Help Gut NEPA

August 19, 2019

A landmark law is under attack
Instead of a improving a landmark environmental law, changes appear designed to flout environmental standards, says award-winning former Forest Service veteran
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Social Media: Harnessing The Digital Human Ecosystem To Protect Nature

August 7, 2019

 A Yellowstone warning circulated on social media
MoJo summer intern Jordan Payne explores the multiple ways, for good and bad, that social media is affecting the way we interface with the wild outdoors
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We Need Wilderness With No Apologies And No Regrets

July 4, 2019

The still-wild Gallatin Mountains
A veteran of the American Wilderness movement says the debate over protecting the Gallatin Mountain Range near Yellowstone should not be a means for rationalizing further loss of wildlands
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The Wild West: How Do We Deal With Its Rapid Transformation?

June 19, 2019

How can the West gain 20/20 vision?
Mountain Journal intern Jordan Payne gets a crash course on the New West and titanic forces shaping its future
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Wildlife Diseases: A Global Expert Takes Stock Of Greater Yellowstone

May 20, 2019

Dobson says CWD is serious threat
Andrew Dobson discusses the consequences of artificially feeding elk in Wyoming, the positive role of predators in confronting disease and worries related to CWD
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New Wyoming Hunting Group Takes The Old Guard To Task

May 17, 2019

Mountain Pursuit, founded by former journalist and fifth-generation Wyomingite Rob Shaul, expresses outrage over, among other things, the brutal treatment of coyotes and decline of fair chase in hunting
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Gut-Check Time: Navigating The Ups And Downs Of Dramatic Change

May 15, 2019

How do great towns stay great?
How can some western communities and wildlands save their essence during booms, how do others prevent themselves from blowing away? A gathering in Bozeman will address these poles of the 'New West'
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Big Guns Want 230,000 Acres Of Gallatins Near Yellowstone Protected As Wilderness

May 14, 2019

One wild corner of the Gallatin Range
Founder of Patagonia joins former U.S. Interior Secretary and dozens of eminent scientists who say capital "W" essential to safeguarding wildlife in core of Greater Yellowstone
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Is Development On Private Land in Jackson Hole Causing The Community To Burst At Its Seams?

May 6, 2019

An aerial view Jackson, Wyoming
Award-winning writer Susan Marsh, a former Forest Service naturalist and wildlands manager, expresses worry that is on the minds of many in her famous valley
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How To Save, Build and Protect A Better Community

May 1, 2019

Living in the golden age—and paying it forward
Want more journalism devoted to defending America's crown jewel ecosystem? Support "Give Big" to MoJo and all of the non-profits doing good work at the intersection of people and nature
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Robert Staffanson (1921-2019) Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 27, 2019 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
An old wrangler looks back on his life as he nears the end of the trail.  Bob Staffanson, who founded The Billings Symphony and later became known as "the Cowboy Conductor" in New England and Europe, grew up herding cattle in Montana. It was the unshakable imprint of the West that brought him home. Staffanson reflects on the current president, the resilience of Western women, and the definition of a real cowboy.
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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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