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Kids Get Climate Change, So Why Won't Adults Adjust Lifestyles To Give Them A More Livable Future?

May 5, 2019

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg
MoJo columnist Lance Olsen says the world's youth have ample reasons to question the selfishness of their elders
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How To Save, Build and Protect A Better Community

May 1, 2019

Living in the golden age—and paying it forward
Want more journalism devoted to defending America's crown jewel ecosystem? Support "Give Big" to MoJo and all of the non-profits doing good work at the intersection of people and nature
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Robert Staffanson (1921-2019) Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 27, 2019 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
An old wrangler looks back on his life as he nears the end of the trail.  Bob Staffanson, who founded The Billings Symphony and later became known as "the Cowboy Conductor" in New England and Europe, grew up herding cattle in Montana. It was the unshakable imprint of the West that brought him home. Staffanson reflects on the current president, the resilience of Western women, and the definition of a real cowboy.
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The Blessing Of Being Alive: Lois Red Elk Returns!

April 25, 2019

Patterns in the prairie
Montana's acclaimed poet of the prairie beholds the patterns of nature and finds solace in the power of turtle
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Heeding The Trade-Offs Of Recreation-Based Growth Near Yellowstone

April 24, 2019

Summer hikers in the high country
Gallatin County, Montana is one of the fastest-growing non-urban counties in America but is there a plan to deal with the deluge?
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To Go—And Perish—Where Others Fear To Tread

April 22, 2019

MoJo columnist Timothy Tate, a psychotherapist and consultant to The North Face adventure team, examines why some court risk and others get exhilaration by watching others take chances
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Reason For Optimism On Earth Day 2019?

April 22, 2019

An environment half empty or full?
Despite major environmental challenges, Brian Yablonski writes in this op-ed that there are many reasons to reject doom and gloom—and embrace hope
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Natural Truths: Channeling The Wisdom of Aldo Leopold

April 19, 2019

Aldo Leopold
Seventy years after A Sand County Almanac was published, what would 'the godfather of modern ecological thinking' say about battles over predators, recreation and environmental justice?
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On Falling Forests And The Decline Of Affordable Housing

April 14, 2019

A logging truck and old-growth tree
As hip mountain towns struggle to make a place for worker bees, Lance Olsen says our tax code, the timber industry and developers aren't focused on real solutions
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When People Become Lost, When Do You Intervene?

April 11, 2019

Like Search and Rescue for those lost in the woods, people facing addiction or mental illness can also require the assistance of people who care.  Psychotherapist Timothy Tate explores the deep impact of intervention.
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Greater Yellowstoneans Know How To Co-Exist With The Icons Of Wildness

April 9, 2019

A grizzly in Yellowstone
First grizzly-human encounter reminds us of value of bear spray and the long odds of getting attacked
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Fewer Elk Counted This Year On Yellowstone's Famous Northern Range—But What Does It Mean?

April 5, 2019

It's been a trough winter for elk
Annual wapiti survey: apart from wolves and other wildlife meat eaters, a formidable predator is winter
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Tom Mangelsen’s Legacy Images Speak To A Life Shooting In The Wild

April 3, 2019

Thomas Mangelsen's "Catch of the Day"
Renowned Jackson Hole photographer inspires masses, including famous friends, to rally in defense of nature. His work now featured in national museum tour
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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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