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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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Peace Of Mind Along The Slow, Plodding Path

July 23, 2019

What more do you see at slow speed?
How trail therapy delivers a perfect dose of meaning
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Why A Group In Jackson Hole, Devoted To Unbridled Adventure, Conservation And Diversity, Is Under Fire

July 23, 2019

Do we consume nature to protect it?
SHIFT can still have real impact but only if it is willing to shift itself 
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George Bird Grinnell: His Impact As "The Father of American Conservation" Written Across Today's West

July 22, 2019

Taliaferro's great new book on Grinnell
John Taliaferro's "Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West" is epic, entertaining and important
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A Native Ponders The Irony Of 'Go Back Where You Came From'

July 21, 2019

Immigrant Christopher Columbus
Lois Red Elk, 500-generation Dakota/Lakota, writes about getting her 'Cobell check' and 500 years of injustice
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How Lost Words Translate Into Lost Worlds

July 18, 2019

It goes by the Snake but has other names
Place names matter, even when describing the ineffable and especially if monikers provide cover for cultural amnesia
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Is Geotagging Putting A Bullseye On The Last Best Places?

July 16, 2019

Making a memory that will bring bigger crowds?
Photographs and videos being shared on social media are causing hideaways to get overrun. So what can be done? 
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We Need Wilderness With No Apologies And No Regrets

July 4, 2019

The still-wild Gallatin Mountains
A veteran of the American Wilderness movement says the debate over protecting the Gallatin Mountain Range near Yellowstone should not be a means for rationalizing further loss of wildlands
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Warning Signs Are Flashing

June 27, 2019

Have we passed the human-wildlife tipping point?
Jackson Hole is on the front lines of a new reality: As Susan Marsh notes, we are rapidly running roughshod over the things that bring us to Greater Yellowstone
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Ruckus Over A National Hiking Trail: A MoJo Interview With Writer And Conservationist Rick Bass

June 25, 2019

View of the Yaak Valley
Should the Pacific Northwest Trail be re-routed in the Yaak Valley to insure habitat for an imperiled population of grizzlies remains protected? 
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Curbing Our Egos In All Ages

June 23, 2019

Why is it so hard for younger folk to embrace restraint in our consumption of nature? Is a new form of 'athletic Manifest Destiny' upon us? Timothy Tate ruminates.
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The Wild West: How Do We Deal With Its Rapid Transformation?

June 19, 2019

How can the West gain 20/20 vision?
Mountain Journal intern Jordan Payne gets a crash course on the New West and titanic forces shaping its future
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When Trail And Park Etiquette Goes Bad

June 11, 2019

Do your trails feel crowded?
From dog-related issues to rude human behavior and worse, swelling numbers of users result in increasing complaints
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Cam Sholly's Agenda For Safeguarding Yellowstone

June 10, 2019

Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly
New superintendent of America's oldest national park lays out priorities, discussing everything from grizzlies, wolves and bison to snarled road traffic and other threats
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