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Introducing Mountain Journal: A New Voice for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Government Accountability, News, Public Lands, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, The New West, Wildlife

Mountain Journal
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.  
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Citizen Crawford Doesn't Believe In Mincing Words

August 14, 2017 // Bozeman, Community, Community Change

Tim Crawford
Defying labels: Whether he's in his office on Main Street in Bozeman or farming in the Gallatin Valley, columnist T.H. Crawford writes as a fiscally-conservative businessman who calls himself a social progressive.
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Marshall Cutchin Brings Modern Thinking To Heraclitus' "Same River Twice"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Water, Wildlife

Marshall Cutchin
Marshall Cutchin, publisher of world's largest online flyfishing webzine, joins MoJo stable of writers.  You don't have to be an angler to appreciate Cutchin's incisive thoughts about the value of nature in our lives.
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Franz Camenzind Pens "Wild Ideas"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Politics, Public Lands

Franz Camenzind writes from Jackson Hole
Has the conservation leadership of Greater Yellowstone lost its edge in the face of so many emerging challenges? With a background in wildlife research, making acclaimed nature documentaries and leading a Jackson Hole-based conservation organization, Franz Camenzind has a lot to say about the state of the environmental movement. 
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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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The Last Pour Explores Microbrews And Stories Behind Great Provincial Beer

August 14, 2017 // Brewpubs, Columnists, Culture, Restaurants

Angus O'Keefe
Angus O'Keefe, MoJo's associate editor of content, has been given a plum assignment:  Locate the very best beers in Greater Yellowstone and report back to headquarters—and readers—with what he finds.
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With So Many Known Unknowns, Lance Olsen Connects Dots And Datapoints

August 14, 2017 // Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Endangered Species, Public Lands, Science

Missoula-based ecologist Lance Olsen keeps MoJo readers apprised of important research in the scientific literature that has implications for conservation in the Northern Rockies and beyond.
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David J Swift Comes Out Of Retirement To Deliver MoJo Social Commentary

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Culture, Jackson Hole, Politics

David J Swift
Longtime Jackson Hole photographer, writer and musician David J Swift brings his critical eye and punchy rhetorical pugilism to MoJo.
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When The Animal Kingdom Turns The Table On Humankind

August 14, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

Mountain Journal
MoJo's caption-writing contest invites readers to pen their own captions for paintings by some of America's great artists. Submit the one that makes us laugh hardest and you'll win a MoJo-Truth cap! Learn more about our inaugural artist Mimi Matsuda.
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In Divided West, Sara Flitner Guides All Sides Toward The Radical Middle

August 14, 2017 // Civil Society, Collaboration, Community, Community Change, Culture, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Sara Flitner
Sara Flitner grew up a rancher's daughter in a conservative part of Wyoming and then went on to become mayor of the state's most progressive small town. Along the way, she became a professional conflict resolution specialist. In her column, she shares her ideas on problem solving and bringing people together.

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Mindset: Timothy Tate Analyzes The Psyches Of Mountain Towns

August 14, 2017 // Bozeman, Civil Society, Columnists, Community, Community Change

Timothy Tate
We live in a region of hopes, dreams, reinvention, greed, magnanimity and hardship playing out on landscapes visible and within. Provocatively, Timothy Tate applies the lessons he's learned as a practicing therapist to psychoanalyzing the mental state of mountain communities.
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Jesse Logan Explores GYE Backcountry In From Granite To Grizzlies

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Endangered Species, Grizzly Bears, Public Lands, Science

Retired Forest Service beetle researcher Jesse Logan
Just as you can't separate the forest from its trees, you can't extract one strand of the web without stretching, stressing or breaking another. From his basecamp home in Paradise Valley, halfway between Yellowstone and Livingston, retired forest researcher Jesse Logan shares insights about climate change that's already upon us.
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Painter Mimi Matsuda Provides Visual Fodder for MoJo's First "You Write The Caption" Contest

August 14, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Mountain Journal Caption Contest, wildlife art

Mimi Matsuda
Bozeman artist Mimi Matsuda is a former Yellowstone ranger who enjoys having humans ponder nature from wildlife's point of view. One of her paintings is featured in MoJo's regular "you write the caption" contest.
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Steve Primm Wades Into The Sagebrush Sea

August 14, 2017 // Co-existence, Columnists, Community, Community Change, Endangered Species, Public Lands, Ranching

Columnist Steve Primm
Most people dwelling in Greater Yellowstone might live in towns and small cities but rural people and their lands hold the key to ecological resilience. With his regular column, Sagebrush & Cranesong, Steve Primm will examine the issues relating to co-existence between country people and nature on the western front of the Greater Yellowstone region.
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