Next Act: Let The Bugling (Of Bull Elk) Begin In Yellowstone
August 29, 2021 // Elk, Wildlife, Yellowstone Winterkeeper
Autumn arrives sooner on the Yellowstone Plateau than most other places in the Lower 48. Winterkeeper and Mountain Journal columnist Steven Fuller chronicles the start of a glorious season of joustingRead More
How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door
August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victoryRead More
Why Do We Run Away?
August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable. But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to doRead More
If Misadventure With Yellowstone Wildlife Were An Olympic Event
August 22, 2021
In his latest, cartoonist John Potter daydreams on the many different ways critters might take the podium after tourists in America's first national park venture too closeRead More
Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine
August 17, 2021
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?Read More
Wildness Ought To Make Us All The Wiser
August 16, 2021
We crave and need contact with nature but, as Joseph Scalia writes in this essay, technology and human numbers are shrinking back the feel of wild places. That's why, he says, we need to protect more of themRead More
Casting Stones: Believing, But In Name Only?
August 15, 2021
Amid these contentious times, John Potter wonders whose values are being preached, taught and expressed?
On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'
August 11, 2021
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmationRead More
The Tyranny Of Individualism As Destroyer Of Communities And Wild Places
August 10, 2021
How a fire in a Yellowstone gateway town reminds that anti-regulation is killing the kind of thinking needed to preserve the best of Greater Yellowstone. Lee Nellis weighs inRead More
The Messages Bears Bring
August 9, 2021
Poet Lois Red Elk writes that while bears and people emerged from the same origin dream, it was bruins who came first. Now, to find harmony, we need to be mindful of each other's spaceRead More
August 8, 2021
From his farm along the East Gallatin River north of booming Bozeman, MoJo columnist Tim Crawford reminds us why rural landscapes are worth protecting in exhibition 'Moods of the Bridgers'Read More
A Yellowstone Wolf-Watching Guide Wonders Aloud: What Century Are We Living In?
August 5, 2021
In this op-ed, Phil Knight says that given new laws in Montana and Idaho designed to decimate wolf numbers, it's time to restore federal protection for lobosRead More
Making Hay Over The West's Draconian Water Laws
August 4, 2021
Cartoonist John Potter asks: does it really make common sense to de-water streams and prioritize alfalfa-growing for cows when severe drought affects many more species?Read More
Protecting Tranquility One Square Inch At A Time
August 2, 2021
Escaping the noisy human cacophony: Gordon Hempton is called 'the sound tracker' but he's really a maestro who reminds that natural harmonic bliss exists in the quietest spots of the Lower 48