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Is American Prairie Reserve Taking The West Back To The Future?

March 25, 2019

A sign of unrest on the prairie?
With a grand vision for rewilding native species in eastern Montana, APR is spurring a huge debate over bison, private property rights, federalism and the survival of rural communities 
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Naturalist Says Outdoor Recreation Can Have Huge Impacts On Wildlife

March 20, 2019 // Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Bighorn Sheep in the Dubois Badlands
Mountain bikers and hikers with dogs can bring huge spatial intrusions into wildlife habitat
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Conservationists Sue To Halt Artificial Feeding At National Elk Refuge

March 18, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Ecosystem Protection, Wildlife

Elk on a feed line in Jackson Hole
With Chronic Wasting Disease likely already on refuge, action is claimed as necessary to prevent disastrous disease outbreak amongst America's most famous elk herd
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Some Call Her 'The Owl Whisperer'

March 18, 2019 // Art, Photography, Wildlife

Ashleigh Scully
Ashleigh Scully is a rising Millennial star in wildlife photography. Enjoy a Mountain Journal interview with the conservation-minded phenom
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In The Winter Of Life, Dreams Prepare Us For What May Come

March 14, 2019 // Community, Community Change

Thomas Cole's "The Voyage of Life—Old Age"
Getting old need not be a season of dread. As Timothy Tate says, it can be an opportunity to embrace who we are
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The Perils Of Going Along To Get Along

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Leadership, Outdoor Recreation, Politics, The New West, Wildlife

A bison in Yellowstone
What does it say about us when we have leaders who don't have the courage to act?
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The Power Of Words: How We Use Language To Justify Our Consumption Of Nature

March 11, 2019 // Public Lands, Wildlife, Wyoming

A wolf in Yellowstone
MoJo columnist Susan Marsh waxes on how we 'harvest' living things to avoid admitting we're taking their lives
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Public Health Official: Chronic Wasting Disease Seems Bound To Infect People

March 6, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Hunting, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

Thousands of wapiti at National Elk Refuge
"CWD is gonna be a helluva wildlife problem even if disease doesn't reach livestock and humans," Osterholm says. He criticizes Wyoming for continuing to operate controversial elk feedgrounds
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Can Greater Yellowstone’s Wildlife Survive Industrial Strength Recreation?

March 6, 2019 // development, Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Photo courtesy NPS / Adams
A contrast between two different organizations—one devoted to tackling real issues shaping our region, the other running away from hard discussions about growing impacts of industrial-strength recreation
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Wild, Tangled Hair: How A Younger Western Woman Got Her Groove

February 25, 2019 // Art

Anna Vanuga
For Anna Vanuga, leaving Wyoming for Montana unearthed a new life through art. Her story will touch your heart
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Could This Be Your Writing Studio?

February 25, 2019

Fellowship celebrates nature
First-ever Greater Yellowstone Fellowship Offers $3500 to creatively explore America's most iconic ecosystem
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Wallowing Unhappily In Yellowstone

February 25, 2019 // Bison, Yellowstone

What do you see in the eye of a bison?
Cursed cars: a Millennial tourist, among the record-breaking masses, admits to being profoundly disappointed by his front country experience in America's first national park
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Is Pat Clayton The Finest Fish Photographer In America?

February 20, 2019 // Conservation, Fine Art, Yellowstone

Cutthroat trout
With a sense of urgency, feisty spirit and an incredible eye, this talented witness turns wild trout and salmon into art muses for conservation
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Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

February 14, 2019 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

At current conservative growth estimates, Bozeman, Montana will be Minneapolis-proper-sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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