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Study: Wolves Bring Fewer Car Wrecks, Save Money And Human Lives

May 26, 2021

What's the real value of wolves?
New research paper raises tantalizing questions about value of wolves in Wisconsin, especially as western states plot their 21st century re-extermination
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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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Pitched Agony

February 28, 2021

Eddy Prugh battles for the ball and a place on a team
For a young athlete, is it better to chase a spot at the top and fall short, or make the grade then get cut? In his ongoing series, Eddy Prugh's journey of hard knocks continues
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Waiting For Elk To Disappear From 'The Last Hundred Acres'

February 23, 2021

The imperiled southwest corner of Montana's Gallatin Valley
Greater Yellowstone resident Rob Sisson pens an essay about his sorrow in watching a wapiti migration route vanish on the outskirts of Bozeman, Montana
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The Future Staring Us Back: Getting Serious About Climate Change

January 26, 2021

Climate could transform Northern Rockies
How is Greater Yellowstone being impacted? A panel of distinguished experts will provide answers Wednesday as part of Big Sky Big Ideas Fest. You are invited
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The Pall Of Our Unrest

September 19, 2020

'Ascent,' a painting by John Felsing
Terry Tempest Williams featured in The New York Times reading her 'obituary for the land.' She implores us: Let it not be true
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Maintaining Forward Progress With The Great Bear

September 15, 2020

What's the next step in this remarkable success story?
Randy Newberg is host of some of the most popular hunting shows on social media in America. He reflects on stalking wapiti in grizzly country and Montana's strategy for guiding bruin conservation
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Guest Essay: Why The Gallatin Mountains Need Permanent Protection, Especially Now

June 5, 2020

One lake in the wild Gallatins
As a seasonal backcountry ranger-naturalist in adjacent Yellowstone, Orville "Butch" Bach has witnessed change coming to the region for decades—and fewer spots left untouched by people
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‘Unbroken Wilderness:’ The Quest To Save The Wild Gallatins

May 12, 2020

The Gallatins: wilder than most US national parks
For this American mountain range vital to Yellowstone's world-class wildlife, Bart Koehler reflects on why protecting it is one of the most important conservation issues in the West
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America's Big Open Was Anything But Lonely Or Empty

May 1, 2020

Did you know bighorns migrate, too?
Along with indigenous people, native animals large and small once covered North America's prairies—and in some places, they could again.
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Ron Marlenee Was A Proud Burr In The Hiking Boots Of Environmentalists

April 30, 2020

The late Ron Marlenee
The former Montana Congressman who died this week could be prickly but he delighted in delivering zingers and representing rural people
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Stop The Stalling: Montana Ought To Have A Public Bison Herd

April 15, 2020

Wild bison called Montana home for millennia
In this op-ed, conservationist Jim Bailey says doing what's right for a state wildlife icon needs to prevail
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Chronic Wasting Disease: America's Homegrown Contagion That Lumbers On Four Hooves

April 12, 2020

Acronym for a series emerging zoosis (disease)
Forget, for a moment, Covid-19 and bats. Epidemiologists say we need to take seriously this wildlife version of Mad Cow rapidly spreading across the country. First in a new investigative series
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How Do We Rejoin The Interconnected Community Of Nature?

April 6, 2020

Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
Naturalist turned new mom Katie Shepherd Christiansen says we ought to reflect on how we can treat wild country with more respect
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