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How Lost Words Translate Into Lost Worlds

July 18, 2019

It goes by the Snake but has other names
Place names matter, even when describing the ineffable and especially if monikers provide cover for cultural amnesia
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Ruckus Over A National Hiking Trail: A MoJo Interview With Writer And Conservationist Rick Bass

June 25, 2019

View of the Yaak Valley
Should the Pacific Northwest Trail be re-routed in the Yaak Valley to insure habitat for an imperiled population of grizzlies remains protected? 
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Judging Edward Abbey

June 12, 2019

Amy Irvine's response to Desert Solitaire
Charlie Quimby reviews 'Desert Cabal,' Amy Irvine's semi-reverential take-down of Cactus Ed, environmental hero and flawed human, like all of us
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Cam Sholly's Agenda For Safeguarding Yellowstone

June 10, 2019

Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly
New superintendent of America's oldest national park lays out priorities, discussing everything from grizzlies, wolves and bison to snarled road traffic and other threats
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Summer Boot Camp In Greater Yellowstone

June 10, 2019

Gen Z scribe Jordan Payne
Meet Mountain Journal intern Jordan Payne. He's bringing fresh young eyes in writing about America's most iconic wildland ecosystem
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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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Gulo Gulo! What The American West Can Learn From Wolverine Conservation In Mongolia

May 13, 2019

Wolverine by painter Robin Murray
Mountain Journal interviews researcher Rebecca Watters on efforts to save wolverines halfway around the world
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Kids Get Climate Change, So Why Won't Adults Adjust Lifestyles To Give Them A More Livable Future?

May 5, 2019

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg
MoJo columnist Lance Olsen says the world's youth have ample reasons to question the selfishness of their elders
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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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To Go—And Perish—Where Others Fear To Tread

April 22, 2019

MoJo columnist Timothy Tate, a psychotherapist and consultant to The North Face adventure team, examines why some court risk and others get exhilaration by watching others take chances
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Reason For Optimism On Earth Day 2019?

April 22, 2019

An environment half empty or full?
Despite major environmental challenges, Brian Yablonski writes in this op-ed that there are many reasons to reject doom and gloom—and embrace hope
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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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Some Call Her 'The Owl Whisperer'

March 18, 2019 // Art, Photography, Wildlife

Ashleigh Scully
Ashleigh Scully is a rising Millennial star in wildlife photography. Enjoy a Mountain Journal interview with the conservation-minded phenom
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