Is a Chronic Wasting Disease 'super-spreader' event possible in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? Experts say Wyoming, federal agencies have created conditions ripe for disaster
Why CWD Striking Jackson Hole Elk Is A Big Deal
December 27, 2020
Deadly CWD Reaches Outskirts Of Bozeman
December 9, 2020
Montana confirms dreaded cousin of Mad Cow detected in Gallatin, Paradise and northern Madison deer. Wyoming, meanwhile, will keep feedgrounds openRead More
Is High-Flying Bozeman, Montana Losing The Nature Of Its Place?
November 24, 2020
Analysis: Is this capital city of Greater Yellowstone, along with Gallatin County, becoming the poster children for how not to develop a wild corner of the American Serengeti?Read More
When White People Stopped Indigenous Elk Hunts In Jackson Hole
October 1, 2020
Frontier racism and injustice prompted legal action that still ripples across America involving native hunting and fishing rights. Red Lodge writer John Clayton takes a deep diveRead More
Why Wilderness Matters More Than Your Desire To Take It
August 25, 2020
Patagonia publishes essay from BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride where we want. Hint: He dismisses it.Read More
A Showdown Over Elk In Paradise?
July 30, 2020
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 YellowstoneRead More
Why A District Ranger Became Disgruntled With The US Forest Service
June 9, 2020
Hank Rate remembers when the Custer-Gallatin National Forest stalled wilderness protection and abandoned conservation in favor of getting the cut outRead More
30 By 30: Indigenous Communities Taking Lead In Addressing Climate Change, Protecting Wildlife
May 29, 2020
30 X 30: New report from the Wyss Foundation highlights First Nations leaders in our own back yard and around the worldRead More
'Unbroken Wilderness:' Some Call The Porcupine And Buffalo Horn 'Holy Land'
May 14, 2020
As animal highways important to Yellowstone Park, Bart Koehler says they are also the Gallatins' beating wild heart—and deserve protectionRead More
When An American Tourist Mecca Copes With Two Possible Fates: "Bad" And "Worse"
April 27, 2020
A young Jackson Hole businessperson carrying on a family tradition fears that for many re-opening Yellowstone and Grand Teton to visitors could come too little too lateRead More
Two Metrics Point At Tail-spinning Economy In Jackson Hole
April 19, 2020
Jonathan Schechter, a noted data wonk and local elected official, looks at airport traffic and newspaper ads to gain a sense of Covid-19's impacts on a main tourism hub in Greater YellowstoneRead More
Are America's Greatest Wildlife Migrations Being Sacrificed To Fossil Fuels?
April 14, 2020
Writer and ecologist Franz Camenzind investigates why some of Greater Yellowstone's biggest animal wonders are imperiled. Part 1 in an ongoing series Epic Journeys—Views from the Front Lines of America's Greatest Wildlife MigrationsRead More
Chronic Wasting Disease: America's Homegrown Contagion That Lumbers On Four Hooves
April 12, 2020
Forget, for a moment, Covid-19 and bats. Epidemiologists say we need to take seriously this wildlife version of Mad Cow rapidly spreading across the country. First in a new investigative seriesRead More
How Can 'We' Better Live In Panic-Stricken Times?
March 28, 2020
It's normal to feel stressed out and alone, so what can we do about it? Timothy Tate, Bozeman psychotherapist, shares a few thoughts about creating the transformation we needRead More