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Hopeful Words Won't Save Us Without Action

January 1, 2022

How can we make 2022 a year to save what matters to us?
As Susan Marsh looks into 2022 and ponders the many challenges to Greater Yellowstone, she says Nature needs allies defending her, not hollow resolutions 
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The Climber-Conservationist Who Literally Put Greater Yellowstone On The Map

December 28, 2021

Rick Reese atop Mount Moran
As advocates for the Yellowstone region go, Rick Reese ranks right up there with the most impactful of all time. His legacy is written in the abundant wildlife and healthy landscapes we value today
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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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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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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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On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'

August 11, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's nominee to lead BLM
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmation
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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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John Heminway: American Master Of Dramatic Earthly Storytelling

June 15, 2021

Heminway on the trail of elephant poachers
From writing for legendary Wyoming outdoorsman Curt Gowdy to exposing elephant ivory poachers on film, John Heminway fights for wildness by telling the truth
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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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Pondering Climate Change In A Red State Already Known For Its Melting Glaciers

April 11, 2021

Sperry Glacier in retreat in Glacier National Park
Even when state leadership is lacking, scientists say in this op-ed, progress can still be made in confronting impacts by focussing on local issues with local expertise
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