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Grizzlies Around Yellowstone Are Entering A Big Squeeze

May 16, 2022

Grizzly 399 and four cubs, with whom she recently parted company
Past research shows bears are sensitive to small amounts of habitat intrusion by recreation and development. But what's the impact now as both of those go boom?
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Please Look Up: Goldens Are In Trouble

May 12, 2022

How much do you know about golden eagles?
Golden eagles are barometers for how to think about landscape changes and threats to wildlife in the West. Featured in new film, Charles Preston says these amazing birds of prey deserve our attention
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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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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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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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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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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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Is Yellowstone Tourism Promotion Helping Or Hurting The Protection Of Wild Places and Wildlife?

March 29, 2022

Does wild country need a publicist?
In Mountain Journal's ongoing series on the topic of limits and our co-existence with Nature, we ponder how advertising, social media and travel writing are negatively impacting the places they tout
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Cowboying Up Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Vulnerable

March 28, 2022

Even tough dudes don't want to be lonesome cowpokes
Western men and women often evince the "I don't need nobody to care for me" look but all they really want is to feel connection. A new column about toughness by psychotherapist Timothy Tate
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