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A Montana Judge Ousts The Nation's Public Lands Chief. Now What?

October 23, 2020

The Uncompahgre Plateau
Some want his decisions tossed, too. William Perry Pendley's "acting" status as Bureau of Land Management head calls into question rulings on monuments, drilling and wildlife conservation
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Badger Blood: In Its Reflection What Do You See?

October 7, 2020

Powerful animal medicine
As a native community loses elders to covid, Lois Red Elk shares an old story about young warriors who want to live a long life
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A Showdown Over Elk In Paradise?

July 30, 2020

Worries over elk and disease in Paradise Valley
New report illuminates clash between ranchers and disease-carrying elk that has huge implications for a famous Montana valley, migrating wildlife and a scenic corridor to Yellowstone
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When "Collaboration" Surrenders Things That Shouldn't Be Bargained Away

July 2, 2020

Are wildlife conservationists doing enough to scrutinize bad development?
Opinion:  George Monbiot, one of the foremost nature writers in the world, tells a story set in England that has parallels to Greater Yellowstone
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Palms On Buffalo Skull: With Maka Unci, We Are Never Alone

June 4, 2020

Buffalo horns: do they offer a dilemma or direction?
Two poems to usher in summer by Lois Red Elk (Dakota/Lakota) as we contemplate the wisdom of Taku Wakan
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'Unbroken Wilderness:' Some Call The Porcupine And Buffalo Horn 'Holy Land'

May 14, 2020

High above the Buffalo Horn
As animal highways important to Yellowstone Park, Bart Koehler says they are also the Gallatins' beating wild heart—and deserve protection

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One of America's Biggest Wildlife Conservation Issues You Need To Know About

May 6, 2020

The Wild Gallatin Crest
Stretching between Yellowstone National Park and Bozeman, the Gallatins are the only mountains rimming Yellowstone without significant wilderness protection. Will the Forest Service show vision?
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Ron Marlenee Was A Proud Burr In The Hiking Boots Of Environmentalists

April 30, 2020

The late Ron Marlenee
The former Montana Congressman who died this week could be prickly but he delighted in delivering zingers and representing rural people
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Of God And Guns: How The Sagebrush Rebellion Turned Into A Hotbed Of Armed Modern Radicals

March 24, 2020

A cowboy petroglyph?
In this excerpt from Betsy Gaines Quammen's new book 'American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West,' the author explores how Utah became the center of anti-federalism
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Baiting For Black Bears

March 5, 2020

Will it lead to more grizzly deaths?
Many say the controversial hunting practice violates ethical tenets of fair chair and runs counter to safe food storage guidelines in grizzly country. George Nickas offers this op-ed critique
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The Gravity Of Grief And Pressure In Extreme Outdoor Sports

February 29, 2020

Bozeman's Anker and Tate in latest New Yorker
Pondering the toll, Bozeman climbing legend Conrad Anker and psychotherapist Timothy Tate featured in latest New Yorker Magazine profile
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After Yellowstone, Dreams Of Rewilding Scotland With Wolves And Lynx?

February 26, 2020

The idea of predator eradication was a European import
In the absence of predators, deer numbers exploded. After environmentalist George Monbiot killed one for population control, animal rights activists howled
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Will Montana’s Senate Race Become A National Bellwether?

February 24, 2020

Cora Neumann out for a walk in Paradise Valley
Cora Neumann, a first-time candidate who worked with First Ladies on both sides of the political aisle, aims to unseat one of the richest lawmakers on Capitol Hill
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Green Rebuttal: Some Advocates Say Gallatin Forest Partnership Plan Sells Mountains, Wildlife Short

February 21, 2020

The Wild Gallatins as they stretch north from Yellowstone
Joe Scalia says conservationists should rally around better vision for Gallatins that holds Forest Service's feet to the fire and results in more Wilderness
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