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A City Kid Awakens To The Value Of Wild Life Conservation

August 31, 2021 // Young Writers

The young reporter caught this glimpse of Grizzly 399
Gabe Castro-Root came to Greater Yellowstone on vacation from San Francisco. After visiting, he saw journalism as a way to defend it. Tom Sadler interviews the young student about his plans
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine

August 17, 2021

Until the end he had a twinkle in his eyes for wild country
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?
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On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'

August 11, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's nominee to lead BLM
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmation
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In This Wolf Man, There Are Enduring Echoes Of Aldo

July 29, 2021

The historic day wolves were restored to Yellowstone
Greater Yellowstone-based scientist Mike Phillips receives Leopold Award, highest honor given by The Wildlife Society for having an impactful career in conservation
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In The Bull's Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

July 20, 2021

Greater Yellowstone is a bull's eye for growth
Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America's most famous wildlife ecosystem
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

July 13, 2021

He credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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Dead Griz Along Yellowstone River Now Subject Of Poaching Investigation

June 30, 2021

Griz 394 now subject of poaching probe
The body of Grizzly 394, a 25-year-old male, attracted lots of human photo ops in Gardiner but now is a criminal case after someone removed its head and claws, officials say
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With Color, Flato Has A Magic Touch

June 29, 2021

Paradise Valley Cloud by Malou Flato
Artist Malou Flato, known nationally for her mixed media explorations of nature, shines in a new showing of oil paintings devoted to Paradise Valley, Montana
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Beloved Beasts Is A Perfect Read For The West—And Our Time

June 24, 2021

Nijhuis: We've rallied before—and we can again
New important book by Michelle Nijhuis tracks evolution of American conservation and arrives at this conclusion: there is still hope but we have to act now
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Wired Differently: Young Americans And Wildland Conservation

June 21, 2021

Young people have their own definitions of wild nature
Professor Don Snow, life-long student of the West, reflects on the generational divides in thinking about nature—what's an improvement and what might not be
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Painting The Wild Sources Of Moving Water

June 16, 2021

Dawn on the Henrys Fork by Dave Hall
Dave Hall celebrates the lifeblood of Greater Yellowstone that reaches millions downstream
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John Heminway: American Master Of Dramatic Earthly Storytelling

June 15, 2021

Heminway on the trail of elephant poachers
From writing for legendary Wyoming outdoorsman Curt Gowdy to exposing elephant ivory poachers on film, John Heminway fights for wildness by telling the truth
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The Mighty Yellowstone: A Magnificent And Beleaguered River?

June 8, 2021

The untamed Yellowstone: a river that shapes local identity
After the legendary river flooded 25 years ago, hard lessons were learned but are they being forgotten? Livingston resident Dennis Glick offers this perspective
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