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Two Stories About Shung-mani-tu Tanka—The Lobo

January 11, 2019

Little Red Riding Hood
Lois Red Elk Tells Different Tales From "Little Red Riding Hood"
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Robert T. Fanning, America's Premier Wolf Doomsayer, Passes On

January 7, 2019 // The New West, Wolves

Robert T. Fanning (1949-2018)
Former Chicago businessman moved to Montana to hunt big game and enjoyed fame as a hater of lobos
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Grizzly Matters: A Recap Of Court Actions Involving Greater Yellowstone Bears

January 6, 2019 // Burning Off, Grizzly Bears

A griz in search of connectivity?
When it comes to true recovery for America's most famous bruins, the focus is not on numbers but biological connectivity
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Finding Personal Transformation In Nature's Higher Ground

December 29, 2018

Campfire enlightenment up Tom Miner
At the Anderson Ranch, "learning/adventure vacations" bring people together through fun, wildlife and stories shared around a campfire
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A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?

December 12, 2018 // Hunting, Wildlife

Coyote taken in Wyoming hunt
From killing baboon families to staging predator-killing contests, hunters stand accused of violating the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Now they’re being called out by their own.
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Running Through A Human-Framed Masterpiece

December 3, 2018

Bison at Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch
A student tries to make sense of Ted Turner's attempt to restore wildness and ponders the role of bison and beaver as keystone species
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Teddy Loved NoDak: Land Of Prairie Light, Space And Multitudes Of Migrating Avians

December 3, 2018

North Dakota's western broken prairie
Before the Bakken made fortunes and a mess of the landscape, Jackson Hole naturalist Susan Marsh discovered a different kind of majesty
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The Golf Course Grizzly: First Hope Of Biological Connectivity For Bruins?

November 27, 2018

A grizzly in the northern Rockies
Scientists have long supposed grizzly populations between ecosystems might link up. David Stalling wonders when it will happen.
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Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Mule Deer In Grand Teton National Park

November 21, 2018

A deer buck infected with CWD
Dreaded deadly pathogen now literally among Jackson Hole's famous elk herds as thousands of wapiti arrive in valley for winter
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Late Autumn Harbingers: When The Sorrel Sunka Wakan Approaches

November 14, 2018

Sorrel horse by Medicine Bear
In the ancient elder tradition, Lois Red Elk tells stories of her grandmother.  Her poems lead us to a deeper reflection on the missing and departed women in Indian Country.
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At 50, Has The Inspiring Spirit Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act Been Forgotten?

November 13, 2018

Ansel Adams' famous portrait of the Snake River
Susan Marsh says Greater Yellowstone is a fount of wild American rivers—and trails— yet many citizens treat them only with greed or indifference
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Steve Bullock: When You Lose Rural Hospitals, Communities Die

November 9, 2018

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
Montana's democratic governor, who could contend for The White House, addresses the recent election and issues facing the rural West
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Did Two Montana Politicians Get Lost In Their Search For 'Honest Truth' With Public Land?

November 4, 2018

  Matt Rosendale's tweet
In their Paradise Valley photo op, Steve Daines and Senate hopeful Matt Rosendale appear to have trouble knowing the difference between private and public tracts
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The Horse Family

October 18, 2018 // Photography, Ranching, Together We Go: Women and Horses

A Johnson woman gathers a horse
At the U-Cross Ranch near Roy, Nicole Johnson teaches her daughters to find strength in the saddle 
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