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Yellowstone Primer: America's Inviolate Nature Preserve Forever Under Siege

December 8, 2020

Yellowstone elk fed by hand
As the country's first national park approaches its 150th birthday in 2022, Earle Layser reminds how its magic never gets a rest
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Maintaining Forward Progress With The Great Bear

September 15, 2020

What's the next step in this remarkable success story?
Randy Newberg is host of some of the most popular hunting shows on social media in America. He reflects on stalking wapiti in grizzly country and Montana's strategy for guiding bruin conservation
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Giving Grizzlies Their Legal Voice

July 19, 2020

A mother grizzly and cub
Robert Aland, a tax attorney from Chicago, credits bears with turning him into a citizen advocate for nature—as he believes all residents, even part-timers, should be
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Listed Again: Greater Yellowstone Grizzlies Federally Protected And Won't Be Trophy Hunted

July 14, 2020

Griz 399: matriarch poster child for her species
What the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in its high-profile ruling and what it means for the most iconic population of bears in the world
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30 By 30: Indigenous Communities Taking Lead In Addressing Climate Change, Protecting Wildlife

May 29, 2020

Kendall Edmo defends the Badger-Two Medicine
30 X 30: New report from the Wyss Foundation highlights First Nations leaders in our own back yard and around the world
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‘Unbroken Wilderness:’ The Quest To Save The Wild Gallatins

May 12, 2020

The Gallatins: wilder than most US national parks
For this American mountain range vital to Yellowstone's world-class wildlife, Bart Koehler reflects on why protecting it is one of the most important conservation issues in the West
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Coronavirus On The Doorstep: The Pandemic Reaches America’s Isolated Flyover

April 2, 2020

Doctor from another time fighting a pandemic
In a real-life potboiler, Sarah DeOpsomer pens a personal journal about Covid-19's arrival in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and waiting for her own (positive) test results to come in
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When Green-up Arrives, Do You Suffer From 'Plant Blindness'?

February 12, 2020

Black-eyed Susans in the Bridgers
For naturalist Susan Marsh, winter is a great season for reflecting on what's out of sight and mind—and how each of us can appreciate new worlds 
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Will The West's Wildest Heart Still Beat On?

January 29, 2020

One of the most iconic natural areas on Earth
New report on Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by scholar Robert Keiter identifies major challenges threatening its health
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Experts Say The Magna Carta Of American Environmental Law Is Under Siege

January 12, 2020 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, EPA, Public Lands

A natural gas field in Wyoming
Special Report: The National Environmental Policy Act benefits the lives of all Americans every day. So why is the Trump Administration weakening It?
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A Doctor Plumbs The Depths Of Ivan Doig's Illness And Asks: 'Did He Have An Epiphany?'

October 5, 2019

Ivan Doig taking notes at Fort Peck
Robert Patrick, a Doig fan and end-of-life-physician, writes of what he found in the famous author's journals
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Terminal Diagnosis: How Montana Writer Ivan Doig Coped With His Own End

October 5, 2019

Ivan Doig
Doig's spirit springs to life in the MSU Library Archives, revealing his literary triumphs, fears and what lay in his heart 
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Standby Snow: Chronicles of a Heatwave, Chapter One

September 6, 2019

Standby Snow, Chapter One
Mountain Time Arts takes on climate change by making it visceral, not abstract, for Greater Yellowstoneans
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Stopping A Yellowstone Hetch-Hetchy: When Private Interests Nearly Put Parts Of America's First National Park Under Water

July 28, 2019

Yellowstone Lake, site of a defeated dam
In this excerpt from John Taliaferro's new book on George Bird Grinnell, local efforts to exploit Yellowstone remind us again that past is prelude
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