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Define The Meaning Of 'Extreme' In Talking About Forest Health

February 25, 2018

The great drying out has begun
Lance Olsen says politicians are peddling fairy tales to the gullible while greenhouse gases pose real peril
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A Life In Wonderland

February 23, 2018 // Yellowstone

Yellowstone's legendary "winter keeper" Steven Fuller takes readers on an intimate exploration of the world's first national park. Every few days he serves up a new dispatch here
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Purple Haze: The Crystal Ball Of Politics For The Northern Rockies

February 20, 2018

Photo courtesy Ed Thomes
University professor David Parker assesses the prospects of Tester, Gianforte and where flyover states are headed
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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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Bench Marks: The People And Places Lifting Us Up When We Are Down

February 13, 2018 // Community, Community Change

Peets Hill, Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy Tate: It's tough work fighting to save the communities we love and finding ways to avert the trail of despair
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Wild Animal Tales Told In Tracks, Spoor, Life And Death

February 4, 2018 // Yellowstone

Elk antlers Photo by Steven Fuller
For winterkeeper Steven Fuller, Yellowstone's drama is written in the snow
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Are Trump, GOP Fueling A Blue, Green Tidal Wave?

February 1, 2018 // Conservation, Public Lands, The New West

Congressional redistricting and deepening support for conservation could soon be re-shaping the map of America
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My Golden Weeping Willow—Finding Grounding In The Spectacular Ordinary

February 1, 2018 // Co-existence

A golden weeping willow (MaxPixel)
Naturalist Susan Marsh opens her old journal and muses on boredom, beauty, impermanence and the lament of a favorite tree cut down
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The Future Of The Local Small Town Ski Hill

February 1, 2018 // Big Art of Nature, Community, Community Change, Public Lands

Snow King Mountain
Sue Cedarholm paints a picture that speaks to both nostalgia and concern about Snow King
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Of Dads And Mountain Daughters

January 30, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Daughter Abbey on a trip home
A foundational relationship in a woman’s life, its impacts lasting a lifetime
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The Essential Role Of Eco-Capitalism In Saving The Best That Remains

January 29, 2018 // Conservation, Private Lands, The New West

Ted Turner  Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Greater Yellowstone's rich tapestry will be won—or lost—based on what businesspeople do next
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Yellowstone Winterkeeper Remembers His Famous Story In National Geographic

January 29, 2018 // Yellowstone

Yellowstone winterkeeper Steven Fuller, photo by Kerry Huller
Forty years ago, Steven Fuller wrote a story for National Geographic on the park's cold extreme isolation. Now he takes a look back
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Who Is Willing To Defend American Wilderness?

January 24, 2018 // Public Lands, Wilderness

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming
As attacks on wilderness and environmental laws rage, many citizens wonder why some prominent conservation groups seem to be missing in action?
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The Language Of Snow As A Vocabulary Of Place

January 22, 2018 // Yellowstone

A snow cream puff in Yellowstone. Photo by Steven Fuller
For Yellowstone winterkeeper Steven Fuller,  special words describe the park's frozen world
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