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To Be A Man, Real Warriors Don't Have To Kill Lions

September 26, 2017 // Co-existence, Culture

Daniel Ole Sambu
America's wildest ecosystem can learn some valuable lessons about human-predator conflicts from Daniel Ole Sambu and his campaign to protect African lions
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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

September 21, 2017 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure and mentor to Ted Turner. But near the end of his life Cousteau turned cynical, essentially abandoning his fight to save wild Earth. Turner refused to let him accept defeat.
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A Good Life Writing After Years In The Forest Service

September 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Culture

Susan Marsh
Mountain Journal columnist Susan Marsh spent three decades working for the US Forest Service, working on recreation and wilderness protection in both the Gallatin National Forest of Montana and Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Today she's an award-wining writer.
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Brian Jarvi’s “African Menagerie” Shows How Fine Art Can Move The Masses

September 19, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Culture

Brian Jarvi in the studio completing his epic masterwork "African Menagerie: An Inquisition"
Unprecedented Wildlife Painting Featuring 209 Species Was Partially Inspired By Thinking About Greater Yellowstone.
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Selling Off The Historic Playground To Pay For Growth

September 14, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The historic lawn of the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman
Mountain Journal columnist and downtown Bozeman businessman Tim Crawford says growth doesn't pay for itself. And there's no better example than Bozeman public school officials potentially selling off a beloved historic playground to meet budget shortfalls.
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Searching To Find The Soul Of Community In The Welter Of A Boom

September 12, 2017 // Community, Community Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Bozeman from the Bridger Mountains
To save the best of what remains in Montana's Gallatin Valley, Lori Ryker says leaders and citizens must start thinking holistically—Now.
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Spooked By The Ghost Forests Of Greater Yellowstone

September 6, 2017

Dead whitebark pine trees in Greater Yellowstone. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Decades ago, Forest Service entomologist Jesse Logan feared climate change would devastate whitebark pine, an important food source for Greater Yellowstone grizzlies. Unfortunately, his prediction has proved true.
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The Voice Of Lois Red Elk-Reed Hails From The Real Old Old West

September 5, 2017 // Culture

Lois Red Elk-Reed and husband, Dennis, at Standing Rock in autumn 2016
From working on multiple fronts to preserve her culture to advising Hollywood on its portrayals of native people, Lois Red Elk-Reed, of Fort Peck, Montana, has gained acclaim as an "organic poet".
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For A Generation, "The Blue Door" Was A Safe Space On Bozeman's Main Street

September 5, 2017

The author contemplates the meaning of red, white and blue from behind the door of his clinical therapy practice in downtown Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy J. Tate says the biggest downside of his community becoming the "it" place is the loss of handshake agreements.
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America Desperately Needs More Bill Ruckelshauses

August 31, 2017 // EPA

William Ruckelshaus being sworn in as the first chief administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sara Flitner remembers the EPA's first chief administrator and how his approach to problem solving is badly-need today
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A Late Summer Hike In The Tetons Leads To "Rock of Ages"

August 29, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

A view of Rock of Ages high in the Tetons by Sue Cedarholm
In Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm is painting a new place every day. In day 155, she ventures into the Tetons’ Hanging Canyon to spy Rock of Ages
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Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Jackson Hole, Politics, Wyoming

Hank Phibb
Teton County, Wyoming is one of the wealthiest per capita counties in the United States and one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. Yet despite its abundance of riches, Teton County is a province of widening economic disparity, tensions between nature preservation and human development, and questions shaping the soul of the community. Hank Phibbs takes us into the heart of the conversation.
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Citizen Crawford Doesn't Believe In Mincing Words

August 14, 2017 // Bozeman, Community, Community Change

Tim Crawford
Defying labels: Whether he's in his office on Main Street in Bozeman or farming in the Gallatin Valley, columnist T.H. Crawford writes as a fiscally-conservative businessman who calls himself a social progressive.
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Franz Camenzind Pens "Wild Ideas"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Politics, Public Lands

Franz Camenzind writes from Jackson Hole
Has the conservation leadership of Greater Yellowstone lost its edge in the face of so many emerging challenges? With a background in wildlife research, making acclaimed nature documentaries and leading a Jackson Hole-based conservation organization, Franz Camenzind has a lot to say about the state of the environmental movement. 
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