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Trading Away Wildness For Oil And Tax Breaks

December 26, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A respected Wyoming conservationist schools a U.S. senator after he votes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy development
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Let Heaven And Nature Sing: Merry Christmas From Mountain Journal

December 24, 2017

An Elk Antler Arch At Christmas, Jackson, Wyoming, painting by Sue Cedarholm
At Yuletide, Sue Cedarholm paints a glowing elk antler archway in Jackson, Wyoming's downtown square 
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Beholding Creation: Counting Birds At Christmas

December 23, 2017 // Culture, Wildlife

Chickadee Photo courtesy NPS
MoJo's Intrepid Nature Columnist Susan Marsh Carries On A Grand American Holiday Tradition
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Wenk: Tell People What They Need To Hear, Not What They Want To Hear

December 18, 2017 // Leadership, Yellowstone

Yellowstone Supt. Dan Wenk (photo courtesy National Park Service)
In speech at MSU, Yellowstone Park Supt. Dan Wenk issues a challenge saying time to save the ecosystem is now 
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The Killing Fields Await Yellowstone Bison Once Again In Montana

December 15, 2017 // Yellowstone

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More than 10,000 Yellowstone bison have been killed based on a faulty premise. Like the worry over Chronic Wasting Disease, this controversy has connections to Wyoming's feedgrounds
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The Undeniable Value of Wolves, Bears, Lions And Coyotes In Battling Disease

December 11, 2017

Photo courtesy NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Part 4 in Mountain Journal's series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the threat it poses to America's wildest ecosystem. By killing predators, are states that still cling to Little Red Riding Hood shooting themselves in the foot?
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Making Teddy Roosevelt Mad Not Proud: Trump and Zinke Score A Witless Triumph In Utah

December 5, 2017

Zinke photo courtesy Gage Skidmore/flickr.  Trump photo courtesy Michael Vadon/Flickr
The U.S. President And His Interior Secretary Demonstrate A Clueless Understanding Of Economics Driving The New West.
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Poems About Mato And The Power Of Bear Medicine

December 3, 2017 // Culture, Public Lands, Wildlife

"Bear", a sculpture by Haida carver William Ronald Reid Jr. (1920-1998) at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology. Image courtesy Wikipedia
Perfect for the approaching solstice, MoJo Poet In Residence Lois Red Elk shares two works about how a great nation and a beloved elder dream of bruins
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The World We Ski Across Is Flat

December 1, 2017

Sue Cedarholm's watercolor "It's a Small World"
With her latest painting in Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm reminds us that our moments on the slopes are linked to the works of others on the other side of the world.
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What Does It Mean To Be An Animal Person?

November 22, 2017 // Hunting

Study after study confirms that sentience (emotions, connection and intelligence) flows across species.
Marc Bekoff, a leading figure in the American animal rights movement, sounds off on Wyoming's proposed hunt of grizzly bears and emerging science revealing the emotions and intelligence of non-human beings
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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Why Don't We Shoot Bald Eagles For Sport And Fun?

November 7, 2017 // Endangered Species, Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

Is the main reason we recover species to shoot them and sell hunting tags?
Some Argue The Reason We Remove Animals From Federal Protection Is To Hunt Them. Are They Right?
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A Sportsman's Moment of Truth: The Head of Trout Unlimited Weighs In

November 5, 2017

Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood
TU's President and CEO Chris Wood talks Zinke, Pruitt, Climate Change, Pebble Mine and lake trout in Yellowstone
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When An Off-Duty Game Warden Kills A Grizzly

November 1, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

A sow grizzly in Wyoing with three cubs. (Thomas D. Mangelsen photo)
After a mother grizzly with three cubs is shot in Wyoming, critics wonder why the person, who invoked self-defense, didn't use bear spray?

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