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Wolves: Taking Aim from the Air

March 28, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Aerial wolf gunning is a practice used to manage wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Conservation groups are pushing back.
Conservation orgs are battling the aerial shooting of wolves, coyotes and foxes on Idaho public lands. Now they’ve submitted a petition to the U.S. Forest Service to ban the practice. Will the feds listen?
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Wyoming Legislative Session Brings Conservation ‘Wins and Losses’

March 21, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

The 640-acre Kelly Parcel was slated for public auction before the action was postponed in December amid public outcry
Conservation organizations celebrated an amendment to the state budget authorizing land managers to sell the Kelly Parcel to the National Park Service for $100 million. Some bills are more worrisome.
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A Fusion of Western Artists

March 12, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Cary Morin: an artist on an artist
Mountain Journal speaks with singer-songwriter Cary Morin about his latest album release, a collection of songs inspired by Montana artist Charlie Russell's paintings. 
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Banishing the Tukudika

March 10, 2024 // FEATURE: History

Today and yesterday: the Yellowstone Revealed project depicted the historic and current presence of Indigenous people in Greater Yellowstone
In 1879, Yellowstone superintendent Philetus Norris made a fateful call that epitomized the park’s relationship with Indigenous people—and thus with the world.

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The Complex and Confounding Task of Wrangling America’s Wild Horses

March 7, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Summer thunder: the McCullough Peaks herd on the move
As management agencies wrangle with wild horse management, advocates, nonprofits and the general public are pushing back.
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Hearing the ‘Hush of the Land’

March 5, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Legendary outfitter Smoke Elser's new book "Hush of the Land" is published this month
Smoke Elser and Eva-Maria Maggi discuss their new book, Hush of the Land, chronicling decades of mule-packing trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
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How Irrigation Harms (or Helps) Streamflows in the West

February 9, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

You can see all the wildlife Yellowstone offers when you visit the Yellowstone River delta
A new study used 35 years of data to qualify the impacts of irrigation on river basins across the western U.S. to better inform future management decisions. As it turns out, it’s complicated.
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The Heartbeat of Wild Places

February 4, 2024 // Feature story

Mountain King: If you lock eyes with this guy, you'll want some distance between you
Deep in the wildest terrain in the Rockies, a mysterious discovery tells the story of a battle between Montana's most lethal predators. And why we need them on the landscape.
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Forests of Immortal Stories

January 31, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

Old-growth forests, whether in large continuous stands or scattered pockets, have long found refuge in Greater Yellowstone
In her latest essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh writes how ancient trees draw human love in Greater Yellowstone and across the globe.
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Wolves: Love Them or Hate Them?

January 24, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

A recent study indicates that tolerance for wolves in Montana has grown since 2012
Results from a recent survey by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana finds growing tolerance toward wolves among state residents.
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Call of the Mild

January 23, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Need snow? An unseasonably warm and dry winter thus far has left Greater Yellowstone thirsty
With regional snowpack at record lows and average temperatures well above normal, how are local wildlife coping with the unusual winter?
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Homeward Bound

January 19, 2024 // NEWS: Film Review

Mule deer migrate hundreds of miles to winter grounds from Grand Teton National Park
A new documentary released by the Wyoming Migration Initiative chronicles the travel and travails of Grand Teton mule deer.
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The Past 30 Years in Yellowstone, Part 4: Mike Finley

January 9, 2024 // Interview Series

Mike Finley served the National Park Service for 32 years, including a trifecta of superintendent posts at three national parks
In the final installment of MoJo’s interview series with four Yellowstone superintendents, Mike Finley pulls no punches discussing the issues in our national parks.
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A Remarkable Year

December 26, 2023 // OPINION: Essay

The Teton range and the peaceful solitude of a closing year
In her poignant essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh reminds us of the important things in life as she reflects on the past year: to be bold, to be gracious, and to remember that the more we give, the more we receive.
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