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Encountering The Modern Garden Of Eden In Two Variations

October 15, 2018 // Ranching, Whitman College Semester In The West, Yellowstone

Bull elk on lawn at Mammoth
Noah Dunn contrasts public Yellowstone with a private ranch next door
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Remembering Ed Marston

September 3, 2018 // Media

Betsy and Ed Marston
Former publisher of High Country News helped make it 'a voice for the American West'
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Mapping Nature To Build A Smarter Human Footprint

August 28, 2018 // Architecture, Co-existence, Community, Community Change, Ecosystem Protection, Private Lands, Wildlife

Map of elk migration in GYE
Wildness in Greater Yellowstone will survive only if people reject the destructive development patterns of everywhere else
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Learning, To Care Deeply For Mother Nature

August 14, 2018 // Centennial Valley, Environmental Education

The Centennial Mountains of Montana
In Montana's Centennial Valley, the Taft-Nicholson Center opens minds for life by immersing students in the wild unknown


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Magical Sometimes Mirthful Summer Moments From Yellowstone

July 29, 2018 // Wildlife, Yellowstone

Who is checking out who in Yellowstone?
More from "A Life in Wonderland": Yellowstone "winterkeeper" Steven Fuller shares an almanac of summer images from the center of America's oldest national park
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Gallatin Valley's Tempest Of Growth

May 15, 2018

Bozeman as it is. Photo courtesy Montana State University
Headwaters Economics calls attention to alarming rate of disappearing open space around Bozeman. What does it mean for the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?
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The Paradox Of Caring For Places You Don't Know Are Yours

May 6, 2018

Lion Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
For college student Franklin Eccher, saving Yellowstone for future generations demands raising awareness among those who believe public lands are irrelevant
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Why Some Western Towns Live Or Die

February 15, 2018

 Photo courtesy Dave Touissant (photographersnature.com)
A prominent economist explains the value of public land for 21st-century America
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The Killing Fields Await Yellowstone Bison Once Again In Montana

December 15, 2017 // Yellowstone

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More than 10,000 Yellowstone bison have been killed based on a faulty premise. Like the worry over Chronic Wasting Disease, this controversy has connections to Wyoming's feedgrounds
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague

October 8, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Thomas Mangelsen's photograph "Winter Herd" portraying thousands of elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain Journal's special multi-part series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the potential dangers it poses to Greater Yellowstone's unparalleled wildlife and the specter of risk to human health. Part 1: Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague
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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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