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Am I Taking Crazy Pills?

March 30, 2024 // OPINION: Op-ed

The Crazy Mountains, part of a complex and controversial proposed land exchange
Or does the land swap in the Crazy Mountains really need more scrutiny?
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We Are All Connected

March 29, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

The bliss we can find in the wild
In her latest essay, MoJo columnist Susan Marsh finds unity, elegance and bliss in the wild.
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Wolves: Taking Aim from the Air

March 28, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Aerial wolf gunning is a practice used to manage wolves in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Conservation groups are pushing back.
Conservation orgs are battling the aerial shooting of wolves, coyotes and foxes on Idaho public lands. Now they’ve submitted a petition to the U.S. Forest Service to ban the practice. Will the feds listen?
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Taking Account of Gallatin County

March 26, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

Gallatin County still has large tracks of open land. But for how long?
Officials are seeking public input to inform Future Land Use Map and Housing Strategy.
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Wyoming Legislative Session Brings Conservation ‘Wins and Losses’

March 21, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

The 640-acre Kelly Parcel was slated for public auction before the action was postponed in December amid public outcry
Conservation organizations celebrated an amendment to the state budget authorizing land managers to sell the Kelly Parcel to the National Park Service for $100 million. Some bills are more worrisome.
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A Fusion of Western Artists

March 12, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Cary Morin: an artist on an artist
Mountain Journal speaks with singer-songwriter Cary Morin about his latest album release, a collection of songs inspired by Montana artist Charlie Russell's paintings. 
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Banishing the Tukudika

March 10, 2024 // FEATURE: History

Today and yesterday: the Yellowstone Revealed project depicted the historic and current presence of Indigenous people in Greater Yellowstone
In 1879, Yellowstone superintendent Philetus Norris made a fateful call that epitomized the park’s relationship with Indigenous people—and thus with the world.

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As Park County Booms, Locals Look to Retain Way of Life

March 8, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Strength in numbers: Park County residents show support for county growth policy
Group launches new campaign in support of retaining growth policy in the face of efforts to repeal.
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The Complex and Confounding Task of Wrangling America’s Wild Horses

March 7, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Summer thunder: the McCullough Peaks herd on the move
As management agencies wrangle with wild horse management, advocates, nonprofits and the general public are pushing back.
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Hearing the ‘Hush of the Land’

March 5, 2024 // MoJo Interview

Legendary outfitter Smoke Elser's new book "Hush of the Land" is published this month
Smoke Elser and Eva-Maria Maggi discuss their new book, Hush of the Land, chronicling decades of mule-packing trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
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The Gray Wolf and a Dogged Pursuit

March 4, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Last month, the Western Environmental Law Center filed an intent to sue after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to relist wolves as endangered
A coalition of Western environmentalists seeks renewed endangered species status for western gray wolves.
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A Tale of Three Roads: Yellowstone Weighs Options for North Entrance

March 1, 2024 // NEWS: In Short

The North Entrance Road in Yellowstone sustained significant damage in June 2022 flooding
Severe flooding in June 2022 wiped out Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance Road. The park built a temporary fix. Now officials seek public input for a permanent solution.
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Meet me in Fairyland

February 27, 2024 // OPINION: Essay

The "Totem Forest" of Fairyland Basin in all its magic
In his latest essay, MoJo contributor Todd Burritt examines nature, friendship and the enduring magic of Yellowstone's backcountry.
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As Wildfire Season Looms, Firefighters Battle Low Pay and Low Snow

February 20, 2024 // NEWS: Dispatch

Wildland firefighters on their commute to the office
The Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act could permanently raise federal firefighter salaries. But even if Congress can pass it, the proposed legislation still isn’t a perfect fix. 
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