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On Falling Forests And The Decline Of Affordable Housing

April 14, 2019

A logging truck and old-growth tree
As hip mountain towns struggle to make a place for worker bees, Lance Olsen says our tax code, the timber industry and developers aren't focused on real solutions
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Naturalist Says Outdoor Recreation Can Have Huge Impacts On Wildlife

March 20, 2019 // Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Bighorn Sheep in the Dubois Badlands
Mountain bikers and hikers with dogs can bring huge spatial intrusions into wildlife habitat
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What’s Up With 'The Green New Deal' And What Does It Mean For The West?

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Economy

Can a Green New Deal fly?
Lance Olsen boils down a familiar old battle to its basics as sabers rattle among coal interests in Wyoming and Montana
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The Perils Of Going Along To Get Along

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Leadership, Outdoor Recreation, Politics, The New West, Wildlife

A bison in Yellowstone
What does it say about us when we have leaders who don't have the courage to act?
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Why More Heat Means The End Of The Predictable World As We Know It

February 13, 2019

Warming is being hastened by feedback loops
By not confronting the causes of climate change, we're setting ourselves up for huge economic and ecological impacts. A comprehensive analysis by Lance Olsen on this and the Green New Deal
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The Golf Course Grizzly: First Hope Of Biological Connectivity For Bruins?

November 27, 2018

A grizzly in the northern Rockies
Scientists have long supposed grizzly populations between ecosystems might link up. David Stalling wonders when it will happen.
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The Horse Family

October 18, 2018 // Photography, Ranching, Together We Go: Women and Horses

A Johnson woman gathers a horse
At the U-Cross Ranch near Roy, Nicole Johnson teaches her daughters to find strength in the saddle 
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Gallatin Range Deserves Wilderness Protection: An Ecologist's Op Ed

September 6, 2018

A view of the Madisons from the Gallatins
George Wuerthner says one of Greater Yellowstone's most important wildlife areas is unprotected
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In A Heating-Up West, Must Business-As-Usual Conservation Be Interrupted?

July 1, 2018 // Climate Change, Forest Service

Photo courtesy US Dept of Defense
Lance Olsen says the movement of protecting ecosystems needs to change its thinking if it wants to save them
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Why Wildlife Moves

June 15, 2018

Clovis-era hunters in Montana
Ecologist Lance Craighead digs into 13,000 years of natural history and ponders what climate change means for Greater Yellowstone
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Traps Of Our Own Making: Climate Change, Blame And Denial

June 10, 2018

Will coal soon rise from its deathbed?
Lance Olsen lays out the undeniable scientific evidence that elected officials cannot ignore
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Brandborg Worried Conservation Movement Has Lost Its Edge

April 17, 2018

Montana's Crazy Mountains
Dead at 93, former head of The Wilderness Society said environmental groups have forgotten how to fight the good fight
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Perilous Crossings

March 1, 2018

Black bear crossing the road near Obsidian Creek; NPS / Diane Renkin
Wildlife movement in Greater Yellowstone is extraordinary but every day with busy highways it's becoming extraordinarily more tenuous. A prominent member of the scientific Craighead family weighs in.
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Define The Meaning Of 'Extreme' In Talking About Forest Health

February 25, 2018

The great drying out has begun
Lance Olsen says politicians are peddling fairy tales to the gullible while greenhouse gases pose real peril
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