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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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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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When Ambition Leads Where Angels Fear To Tread

November 14, 2019

Adventure not for the meek
As an advisor to The North Face, psychotherapist Timothy Tate discusses wellness within the context of outdoor adventure athletes. What can the rest of us learn?
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The Power Of Bison As Muses And Sustenance For Social Change

November 6, 2019

Bison as muse for ecology/economy?
How Ted Turner's bison restaurants, inspired by Montana, have cast big green ripples nationwide
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Living In A Community Means Politicians Having The Courage To Take Media And Citizen Questions

October 26, 2019

Liz Cheney takes the handoff from President Trump
Every elected leader faces a choice: tell the truth and do what's right for country and civility or deepen the divide
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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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