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Nearing The Solstice Reminds How We Are All Interwoven In Nature

November 24, 2021

Tipi frame beneath Aurora Borealis
The annual slide into seasonal darkness and quietude is, for MoJo columnist Susan Marsh, a time of reflection on our spiritual connection to the Earth—and each other
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The Dwelling Tree: Why Does Autumn Touch Our Soul So Deeply?

September 20, 2021 // Jackson Hole, Writing About Nature

The spellbindness of the Tetons in autumn
For Susan Marsh, it goes far beyond the sensuousness of color. The fall reminds that there is humbling glory beyond our own impermanence
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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When We Become Wildlife's Uninvited Guests

July 25, 2021

She gave up hiking her favorite place this summer
Susan Marsh laments that rising numbers of people are crowding animals out of their backcountry habitat but what to do about it—that's the question. Would you change your plans to protect wildlife?
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In The Bull's Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

July 20, 2021

Greater Yellowstone is a bull's eye for growth
Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America's most famous wildlife ecosystem
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'Four Fifths A Grizzly' Is Chadwick's Reminder That Wildness Resides In Our DNA

June 16, 2021

People and bears share the same biological mosaic
Brot Coburn reviews a new summer book by Douglas Chadwick that makes the case for thinking across big landscapes and understanding what's inside them
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Pausing to Say Hello—And Goodbye

June 1, 2021

What is your memory of place (and other beings living there)?
Naturalist Susan Marsh wonders: How many of us really see a wild place for what it is—and, if pressed, could we offer an apt eyewitness account after passing through it?
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Of Nature, Grief And Mending A Broken Heart

May 3, 2021

We're humble but never alone in wildness
In a moving reflection, Susan Marsh writes about losing her husband, dealing with sorrow, government service and trying to rally for the wild things that matter
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Is 'Wildland Conservation' That Does Not Emphasize Wildlife Really Conservation?

April 28, 2021

Well-known artists, writers fill volume edited by Katie Christiansen
Delightful new 'Artist's Field Guide To Yellowstone' offers inspiring reasons to care about protecting wildlife in Lower 48's famous bioregion 

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Four Bold Ideas To Save Greater Yellowstone (And Certain To Make Some Squirm)

March 15, 2021

Nature and former ag lands going, going gone
Lee Nellis first wrote in Mountain Journal about the failures of conservation. Now he wants to provoke a real discussion about how not to become Colorado. Are we ready to take aversive action?
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What's Our Role In Saving Greater Yellowstone?

March 1, 2021

Migrating elk, one of Greater Yellowstone's wildlife wonders
Every one of us, who feels connected to America's 'wildlife Serengeti,' needs to rally or the wildness we treasure here will be lost
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Mother Nature Never Lets Her Down

January 6, 2021

What were the highlights of your year?
For Susan Marsh, the year past was not a woeful one. She paints a portrait filled with colorful reminders of how the wild world remains both refuge and sanctuary
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How The Wild World Gives Me Solace

December 3, 2020

A red fox in the Hayden
During the pandemic, Americans ready or not have poured into public lands. But what does escape mean for a seasoned wanderer?
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Has 'Collaborative Conservation' Reached Its Limits?

October 5, 2020

Will Teton Valley fill in like Bozeman and southern Jackson?
A veteran rural land use planner says we need a new narrative to save the wild American West and the essence of local communities
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