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Hopeful Words Won't Save Us Without Action

January 1, 2022

How can we make 2022 a year to save what matters to us?
As Susan Marsh looks into 2022 and ponders the many challenges to Greater Yellowstone, she says Nature needs allies defending her, not hollow resolutions 
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The Climber-Conservationist Who Literally Put Greater Yellowstone On The Map

December 28, 2021

Rick Reese atop Mount Moran
As advocates for the Yellowstone region go, Rick Reese ranks right up there with the most impactful of all time. His legacy is written in the abundant wildlife and healthy landscapes we value today
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Twilight Of The Yellowstone Winterkeepers

December 24, 2021 // Yellowstone

Portrait of Steven Fuller by Neal Herbert/National Park Service
After nearly 50 years of solitude, Steven Fuller is a living legend in Yellowstone and an endangered 21st-century icon
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'Gunfight' Is One Of The Most Important Books You May Ever Read About Guns In America

December 22, 2021

What Ryan Busse loves to do when he's not writing
Ryan Busse, a Montana hunter, was once a gun industry executive who helped create the uncivil war over firearms in America. Now he's trying to change the discourse before it's too late
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He Went Outside To Go Inward

December 20, 2021

Professor Creek and Mary Jane Canyon
In 'Mary Jane Wild,' Brooke Williams seeks wildness in the West to help him make sense of a world coming apart at the seams. It's a fine read for these times
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At Winter Solstice: Deep Dreaming of Pte and Tatanka

December 16, 2021

Deep dreaming of bison has happened for millennia on different continents
As Lois Red Elk writes in a new poem, we are an expression of all our ancestors. We can honor them by remembering them—and reaching out in our dreams
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'A Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map' Is A Great Read

December 14, 2021

From exploring wildlands to saving them, Ridgeway continues his own evolution
Rick Ridgeway has been called 'the real Indiana Jones' for his gravity-defying daring, breathtaking photos and yen to be outdoors. Now his priority is saving what's left of our wild home planet
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Eruption: How Human Development Is Degrading The American Serengeti

December 5, 2021

Big Sky and what used to be wild Montana
Big blowups: Stunning visuals from Google Earth show how private land development and resource extraction on public lands are harming wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Nearing The Solstice Reminds How We Are All Interwoven In Nature

November 24, 2021

Tipi frame beneath Aurora Borealis
The annual slide into seasonal darkness and quietude is, for MoJo columnist Susan Marsh, a time of reflection on our spiritual connection to the Earth—and each other
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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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Yellowstone Winterkeeper Bids Adieu To Final Weeks Of Autumn

November 14, 2021

The lines of the season are beginning to blur in Yellowstone
With big crowds now gone from America's oldest national park for awhile,  MoJo columnist Steven Fuller pays tribute to the quiet lull
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Don't Shred On Them: A Young Star Skier Speaks Up For Bighorns

November 11, 2021

Few bighorns worry about how they spend their leisure time
Hadley Hammer, who learned to carve turns in the Tetons, says recreationists need to consider their growing impacts on sensitive wildlife. Her essay is one well worth reading
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A Nourishment Of Reverence Across Generations

November 7, 2021

"The Deer Dancer" by Woody Crumbo
Poet Lois Red Elk reflects on how, for thousands of years, the aftermaths of successful autumn hunts have been times of coming together for families expressing reverence to the creator
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How A Mystical American River Can Run Through Your Living Room

October 17, 2021

Out Early, The Ranch (Henrys Fork of the Snake)
Dave Hall, who has gained renown as "the painter of Greater Yellowstone rivers," is on a quest to protect the ecosystem one great riverscape at a time. You can join him
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