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Late Spring Dance: Life, Death And Renewal In Yellowstone

May 7, 2022

Young wapiti doing the jig of life
Steve Fuller, winterkeeper of America's oldest national park, takes note of Yellowstone's most dramatic season
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When Iktomi The Trickster And Original Spider Man Comes A Calling

May 6, 2022

Sometimes, invited guests force reflection on ourselves
Lois Red Elk writes a poem about how an ancient spirit pays a visit when we are most vulnerable
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Juggernaut: Industrial Recreation Deepens Its Tear Across America's Wildlands

April 27, 2022

At what point is nature conquered?
Is outdoor recreation Manifest Destiny 2.0?  Get ready, the West is about to experience a rush to expand the outdoor recreation infrastructure like never before. Is that a good thing for nature?
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Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan

April 25, 2022

Dylan playing at the Civil Rights March in Washington DC, summer 1963
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song
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Crow Hip Hopper Supaman Drives A DeLorean Into Past Carrying Earth Day Message

April 22, 2022

Supaman is becoming a superstar
If  you could time travel and carry an environmental message to your ancestors, what would you say? Supaman goes back to the future, reminding young people why they need to care for the Earth
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Life Trails: Reflecting On Paths Taken, Dead Ends And Routes Remembered

April 18, 2022

It's not where you start but where you end up
Jackson Hole nature writer Susan Marsh returns. She ponders her long ago dreams of youth and how the wilds still bring her back to where she wants to be
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Greater Yellowstone Tourism Soars With No Limits In Sight

April 16, 2022

Is there a pot of tourism gold awaiting at this Yellowstone rainbow?
In conclusion of his series on the evolution of mass tourism in the Yellowstone region, Earle Layser wonders why there's no leadership from local politicians and public land managers?
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When Entering Griz Country: New Holster Makes Bear Spray Quicker On The Draw

April 12, 2022

A mother bear and cubs in Yellowstone
If bear spray isn't readily accessible, what good is it? Richard Siberell's 'Bearosol Holster' designed to give mountain bikers and others easier reach to spray when bears appear and seconds matter 
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Protecting The Environment Per The State Constitution? An Expert On The Law Says 'Not!'

April 10, 2022

Beyond natural: algae blooms on the Gallatin River
Opinion: A retired Montana Supreme Court justice says his state is going backward, not forward, in safeguarding the lands and waters that generations of both parties fought to preserve 
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Another Colorado Mountain Town Copes With Impacts Of Growing Recreation Pressure On Wildlife

April 9, 2022

A bull elk in the mountains near Steamboat
Outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, expanding trails and intensity of use are impacting how elk use the landscape and may be causing their numbers to fall. 
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Outdoor Recreation Equals Conservation: Debunking The Myth

April 5, 2022

Why does Greater Yellowstone still have all of its wildlife?
A developer's proposal to build a 'glampground' on the banks of the famous Gallatin River stokes controversy and calls messaging used by American conservation groups about recreation into question
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An Elder And Grandmother Shows How To Touch The Future Winds

April 2, 2022

The branches of time travel
Lois Red Elk doesn't need poetry to live beyond her time.  In just 124 words, she reveals how all of us can pay forward positive thoughts to benefit wildlife and people we may never know
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Revealing Yellowstone's Ancient Prequel

April 1, 2022

In Yellowstone, human time frames are relative
From the "First Family" in the Yellowstone region twelve millennia ago to today, Shane Doyle says a teepee encampment reminds that humans have a deep history in this part of the world
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Is A Toothless Federal Bureaucracy Devoted To Ecosystem Protection Capable Of Doing Its Job?

March 31, 2022

Development in Jackson Hole is hurting wildlife on both private and public land
What happens when a bunch of federal bureaucratic agencies are thrown together with a mission to protect America's best wildlife ecosystem? Not enough, argues Earle Layser in part two of his series on Yellowstone
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