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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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A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?

December 12, 2018 // Hunting, Wildlife

Coyote taken in Wyoming hunt
From killing baboon families to staging predator-killing contests, hunters stand accused of violating the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Now they’re being called out by their own.
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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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Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Mule Deer In Grand Teton National Park

November 21, 2018

A deer buck infected with CWD
Dreaded deadly pathogen now literally among Jackson Hole's famous elk herds as thousands of wapiti arrive in valley for winter
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Dems Winning House Means Major Pushback To Trump's Anti-Environment, Anti-Science Agenda

November 7, 2018

Still, the Democratic National Committee remains clueless in dealing with rural West and heartland
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Stacking The Deck? House Democrats Say GOP Giving Industry Too Much Influence On Capitol Hill

November 1, 2018 // Climate Change, Congress, Politics, Science

Rob Bishop chairs the House Natural Resource Committee
New report says fossil fuel interests dominate hearings on issues affecting American West
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Trouble in Aspen: What Happens When Working Class Employees With Affordable Housing Retire?

October 25, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Economy, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Aspen, Colorado
Should they be encouraged to leave in order to make room for the next generation of worker bees?
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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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Do We Need New Maps To Protect Nature Or A New Land-Based 'Mythology'?

October 3, 2018

Livingston, Montana
Lee Nellis, a longtime planning guru in Greater Yellowstone, responds to Lori Ryker's call for a new blueprint in thinking about development
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Ode To The Autumns Of Our Lives

October 1, 2018

South Fork of the Snake River
For naturalist Susan Marsh, fall is the season of visual warmth, and reflection on fallibility
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Let's Not Denude 'The Valley Of Flowers'

September 26, 2018

Bridger Mountains
Timothy Tate asks: is it possible for mountain towns to grow without losing their soul?
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