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Standing Rock Reflections: What Is Progress?

October 6, 2019

Lois Red Elk and husband Dennis Reed
Lois Red Elk writes about protest and the tormented ghost of a soldier who helped take her homeland
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'Outside Ourselves' Should Be Read By Every Outdoor Recreationist

September 30, 2019

The Bridger Wilderness in Wyoming
Todd Burrit, former wilderness ranger, goes on a long wander in Greater Yellowstone and emerges as a protector
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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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Public Health Official: Chronic Wasting Disease Seems Bound To Infect People

March 6, 2019 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Hunting, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

Thousands of wapiti at National Elk Refuge
"CWD is gonna be a helluva wildlife problem even if disease doesn't reach livestock and humans," Osterholm says. He criticizes Wyoming for continuing to operate controversial elk feedgrounds
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Can Greater Yellowstone’s Wildlife Survive Industrial Strength Recreation?

March 6, 2019 // development, Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Photo courtesy NPS / Adams
A contrast between two different organizations—one devoted to tackling real issues shaping our region, the other running away from hard discussions about growing impacts of industrial-strength recreation
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Boom-time Frenzy: What Kind Of Prosperity Destroys The Foundation It Is Built Upon?

February 26, 2019 // Big Sky, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Jackson Hole, Wildlife

One day, the west side of the Tetons?
Never mind Greater Yellowstone's super volcano, there's already an epic explosion occurring in some corners of the ecosystem. And it's called growth
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The War Veteran Who Had A Dream—In Which He Was Visited By A Midget

February 21, 2019 // Community, Community Change

A soldier copes with a bad dream
By courting the images that come to us during sleep and drawing upon their messages, our dreams within can help us achieve more meaningful, peaceful outer lives
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Dems Winning House Means Major Pushback To Trump's Anti-Environment, Anti-Science Agenda

November 7, 2018

Still, the Democratic National Committee remains clueless in dealing with rural West and heartland
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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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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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