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Mike Yochim Literally Writes This Love Letter To Yellowstone With His Eyes

August 27, 2019

Michael Yochim
Stricken with ALS—aka Lou Gehrig's Disease—author of new book on Yellowstone gives MoJo interview to talk about park and stories that need telling
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Nature Helps Kids Have Compassion For The World

August 13, 2019

Having a civil society starts with empathy
In a time of rising social anxiety and mass violence, empathy seems in short supply. Exposure to wild places can revive it
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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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Gut-Check Time: Navigating The Ups And Downs Of Dramatic Change

May 15, 2019

How do great towns stay great?
How can some western communities and wildlands save their essence during booms, how do others prevent themselves from blowing away? A gathering in Bozeman will address these poles of the 'New West'
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Gulo Gulo! What The American West Can Learn From Wolverine Conservation In Mongolia

May 13, 2019

Wolverine by painter Robin Murray
Mountain Journal interviews researcher Rebecca Watters on efforts to save wolverines halfway around the world
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Is Development On Private Land in Jackson Hole Causing The Community To Burst At Its Seams?

May 6, 2019

An aerial view Jackson, Wyoming
Award-winning writer Susan Marsh, a former Forest Service naturalist and wildlands manager, expresses worry that is on the minds of many in her famous valley
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Some Call Her 'The Owl Whisperer'

March 18, 2019 // Art, Photography, Wildlife

Ashleigh Scully
Ashleigh Scully is a rising Millennial star in wildlife photography. Enjoy a Mountain Journal interview with the conservation-minded phenom
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Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

February 14, 2019 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

At current conservative growth estimates, Bozeman, Montana will be Minneapolis-proper-sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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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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A Human Toll That Can No Longer Be Ignored: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 11, 2019

Remembering missing indigenous women
Erika Ross gives a speech that lays out the magnitude of violence committed against women in Indian Country. Why has it taken so long to address this grave injustice?
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Navigating The Wilderness Within

January 10, 2019

Artwork courtesy John Felsing
Timothy Tate: Just as the backcountry brings perils, so, too, the mental space filled with charged emotions at the start of a new year. 
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The Great Migration: As Money And Young People Flow Into Cities, Will The Rural West Survive?

December 18, 2018

Marysville, Montana, a ghost town
Whitman College student Luke Ratliff visits with Mark Haggerty about the deepening urban-rural divide
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Ignoring Costs Of Growth, Climate Change, Rooted In The Same Mentality Of Denial

December 11, 2018 // Bozeman, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

How will this view be in 20 years?
Tim Crawford says healthy landscapes are the underpinning of good living in Bozeman and all of the rural West
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At 50, Has The Inspiring Spirit Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act Been Forgotten?

November 13, 2018

Ansel Adams' famous portrait of the Snake River
Susan Marsh says Greater Yellowstone is a fount of wild American rivers—and trails— yet many citizens treat them only with greed or indifference
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