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America's Big Open Was Anything But Lonely Or Empty

May 1, 2020

Did you know bighorns migrate, too?
Along with indigenous people, native animals large and small once covered North America's prairies—and in some places, they could again.
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Chronic Wasting Disease: America's Homegrown Contagion That Lumbers On Four Hooves

April 12, 2020

Acronym for a series emerging zoosis (disease)
Forget, for a moment, Covid-19 and bats. Epidemiologists say we need to take seriously this wildlife version of Mad Cow rapidly spreading across the country. First in a new investigative series
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When The Government Tries To Think Big

March 29, 2020

Bison in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley
Thirty years ago, the Greater Yellowstone's first attempt at having a grand vision to protect the ecosystem turned into a whimper. What happened? A first-hand account from a civil servant who was there
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Great Storytelling: It Pulls At Our Heartstrings And Holds Communities Together

December 22, 2019

The scribe behind Montana Quarterly
MoJo interviews Scott McMillion, publisher/owner of Montana Quarterly, praised as one of the best regional magazines still made of paper in America
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Living In A Community Means Politicians Having The Courage To Take Media And Citizen Questions

October 26, 2019

Liz Cheney takes the handoff from President Trump
Every elected leader faces a choice: tell the truth and do what's right for country and civility or deepen the divide
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If The Challenges Facing Jackson Hole Can't Be Fixed, Then What's The Fate Of Greater Yellowstone?

October 14, 2019

Looking northward toward the Tetons
Will "collaboration as usual" save America's most iconic ecosystem or it is time for new leaders touting a braver new vision?
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Terminal Diagnosis: How Montana Writer Ivan Doig Coped With His Own End

October 5, 2019

Ivan Doig
Doig's spirit springs to life in the MSU Library Archives, revealing his literary triumphs, fears and what lay in his heart 
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Soliloquy For The Fall: Nature Is A Place Where Non-conformists Can Find Themselves

September 29, 2019

The Tetons with fall colors
Susan Marsh riffs eloquently on connecting to place, loss of place and what's worth saving. Are we in Greater Yellowstone listening?
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Does The E-Bike Invasion Represent A Menace To Wildlife And Character Of Public Lands?

September 25, 2019

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Larry Desjardin examines impact of Interior Department executive order opening gate for e-bikes in national parks, wildlife refuges and BLM lands. Are national forests next?
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From Griz Attack Survivor To Advocate: Barrie Gilbert's Wild Journey

September 3, 2019

A Greater Yellowstone grizzly
Book review: Researcher's new riveting memoir takes us back to a fateful day in 1977 when mauling in Gallatin Mountains of Yellowstone brought him global attention
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My Yellowstone Mauling And Mountaintop Rescue: An Exclusive Excerpt

September 2, 2019

Barrie Gilbert
In his new memoir, 'One of Us,' bear biologist Barrie Gilbert recounts his own brutal grizzly attack and the reasons behind his passion for large landscape conservation
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When Cultures Collide

July 30, 2019

Do you know what happened here?
From the Battle of Pierre's Hole to a debate over an offensive high school mascot, Teton Valley is a perfect place for historical reflection
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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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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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