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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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A Sportsman's Moment of Truth: The Head of Trout Unlimited Weighs In

November 5, 2017

Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood
TU's President and CEO Chris Wood talks Zinke, Pruitt, Climate Change, Pebble Mine and lake trout in Yellowstone
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Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Lessons From A Hunter Twice Attacked By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

The surival of grizzlies in Greater Yellowstone depends more on the behavior of bears rather than people. Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen (mangelsen.com)
Todd Orr's misadventure with a sow grizzly offers insight for anyone—hunter or hiker—heading into bear country. Biggest take home: bear spray works
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Lessons Learned From A Hunter Attacked Twice By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Wildlife

The Incident Involving Todd Orr In The Madison Mountains Offers Insights For Those Chasing Big Game And Adventure In Bear Country
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The Big Picture: Thinking About Greater Yellowstone's Elephants In The Room

October 5, 2017 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Politics, Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

The deepening impacts of climate change and human population pressure are just two of the titanic forces shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. Are we capable of confronting the threats happening right before our eyes?  Do we see them? First part in an ongoing series called Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture.
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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

September 21, 2017 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure and mentor to Ted Turner. But near the end of his life Cousteau turned cynical, essentially abandoning his fight to save wild Earth. Turner refused to let him accept defeat.
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Lois Red Elk Writes About Ponies—And Remembers Her Horseman Father

September 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Culture

Horses wander near the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Of My Father and Horses: Lois Red Elk, Mountain Journal's poet in residence, debuts a brand new poem and shares an older one from her acclaimed volume "Why I Return to Makoce"
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Lesson From The Great Eclipse: When We Stand In Awe Of Nature, We Become Better Citizens

August 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Science, The New West

Gallatin Valley sunset by Steve Kelly
One profound lesson from the great eclipse of 2017: Science says that people who spend more time reverentially in the great outdoors are happier, kinder and more generous 
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Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Jackson Hole, Politics, Wyoming

Hank Phibb
Teton County, Wyoming is one of the wealthiest per capita counties in the United States and one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. Yet despite its abundance of riches, Teton County is a province of widening economic disparity, tensions between nature preservation and human development, and questions shaping the soul of the community. Hank Phibbs takes us into the heart of the conversation.
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Introducing Mountain Journal: A New Voice for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Government Accountability, News, Public Lands, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, The New West, Wildlife

Mountain Journal
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.  
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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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