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Big Guns Want 230,000 Acres Of Gallatins Near Yellowstone Protected As Wilderness

May 14, 2019

One wild corner of the Gallatin Range
Founder of Patagonia joins former U.S. Interior Secretary and dozens of eminent scientists who say capital "W" essential to safeguarding wildlife in core of Greater Yellowstone
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Kids Get Climate Change, So Why Won't Adults Adjust Lifestyles To Give Them A More Livable Future?

May 5, 2019

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg
MoJo columnist Lance Olsen says the world's youth have ample reasons to question the selfishness of their elders
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Robert Staffanson (1921-2019) Reflects On What It Means To Be A Real Cowboy

April 27, 2019 // Culture, Guest Commentary, Politics, Ranching

Bob Staffanson on a cattle drive.
An old wrangler looks back on his life as he nears the end of the trail.  Bob Staffanson, who founded The Billings Symphony and later became known as "the Cowboy Conductor" in New England and Europe, grew up herding cattle in Montana. It was the unshakable imprint of the West that brought him home. Staffanson reflects on the current president, the resilience of Western women, and the definition of a real cowboy.
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Natural Truths: Channeling The Wisdom of Aldo Leopold

April 19, 2019

Aldo Leopold
Seventy years after A Sand County Almanac was published, what would 'the godfather of modern ecological thinking' say about battles over predators, recreation and environmental justice?
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On Falling Forests And The Decline Of Affordable Housing

April 14, 2019

A logging truck and old-growth tree
As hip mountain towns struggle to make a place for worker bees, Lance Olsen says our tax code, the timber industry and developers aren't focused on real solutions
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Greater Yellowstoneans Know How To Co-Exist With The Icons Of Wildness

April 9, 2019

A grizzly in Yellowstone
First grizzly-human encounter reminds us of value of bear spray and the long odds of getting attacked
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Tom Mangelsen’s Legacy Images Speak To A Life Shooting In The Wild

April 3, 2019

Thomas Mangelsen's "Catch of the Day"
Renowned Jackson Hole photographer inspires masses, including famous friends, to rally in defense of nature. His work now featured in national museum tour
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Naturalist Says Outdoor Recreation Can Have Huge Impacts On Wildlife

March 20, 2019 // Outdoor Recreation, The New West, Wildlife

Bighorn Sheep in the Dubois Badlands
Mountain bikers and hikers with dogs can bring huge spatial intrusions into wildlife habitat
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The Perils Of Going Along To Get Along

March 13, 2019 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Leadership, Outdoor Recreation, Politics, The New West, Wildlife

A bison in Yellowstone
What does it say about us when we have leaders who don't have the courage to act?
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The Artful Angler

January 23, 2019

Mike Gurnett and giant fly
Life after government: Mike Gurnett celebrates wildlife in metal after being a spokesman for the natural world         
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A Death Of Ethics: Is Hunting Destroying Itself?

December 12, 2018 // Hunting, Wildlife

Coyote taken in Wyoming hunt
From killing baboon families to staging predator-killing contests, hunters stand accused of violating the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Now they’re being called out by their own.
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The Golf Course Grizzly: First Hope Of Biological Connectivity For Bruins?

November 27, 2018

A grizzly in the northern Rockies
Scientists have long supposed grizzly populations between ecosystems might link up. David Stalling wonders when it will happen.
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Ode To The Autumns Of Our Lives

October 1, 2018

South Fork of the Snake River
For naturalist Susan Marsh, fall is the season of visual warmth, and reflection on fallibility
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Gallatin Range Deserves Wilderness Protection: An Ecologist's Op Ed

September 6, 2018

A view of the Madisons from the Gallatins
George Wuerthner says one of Greater Yellowstone's most important wildlife areas is unprotected
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