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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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The Tyranny Of Individualism As Destroyer Of Communities And Wild Places

August 10, 2021

How Gardiner rebuilds after fire: Is it a harbinger for Greater Yellowstone?
How a fire in a Yellowstone gateway town reminds that anti-regulation is killing the kind of thinking needed to preserve the best of Greater Yellowstone. Lee Nellis weighs in
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The Messages Bears Bring

August 9, 2021

If bears dreamed about us, what would they see?
Poet Lois Red Elk writes that while bears and people emerged from the same origin dream, it was bruins who came first. Now, to find harmony, we need to be mindful of each other's space
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A Yellowstone Wolf-Watching Guide Wonders Aloud: What Century Are We Living In?

August 5, 2021

Montana, Idaho aim to decimate wolves, again
In this op-ed, Phil Knight says that given new laws in Montana and Idaho designed to decimate wolf numbers, it's time to restore federal protection for lobos
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Protecting Tranquility One Square Inch At A Time

August 2, 2021

Steadily, we're losing last best refuges of 'natural sounds'
Escaping the noisy human cacophony: Gordon Hempton is called  'the sound tracker' but he's really a maestro who reminds that natural  harmonic bliss exists in the quietest spots of the Lower 48 
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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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So, You're Non-White And You Really Want To Work For The US Forest Service?

July 14, 2021

The Forest Service says it is trying to be more inclusive
Melody Mobley, the first African-American woman forester in the storied land management agency, offers suggestions following a career punctuated by adversity
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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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Summer, 'The Exuberant Season' Of Bison Life In Yellowstone

July 6, 2021

A mother bison tasting the air in Yellowstone
High drama: Right out his front door, MoJo columnist Steven Fuller bears witness to new bison life—and death
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Deer Spirit

July 5, 2021

Sketch of white-tailed deer running
A new poem from Lois Red Elk about how Lakota/Dakota dream culture and channeling the spirit of nature allows us to connect with the ones we love, even when far away
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Unexpected Switchback: When A Jaunt Up Disappointment Peak Was Anything But

July 1, 2021

Sometimes important pathways circle back on themselves
As Julie Fustanio writes, you never know who you'll meet in the Tetons. Sometimes the encounters deliver more than grand views but a better joyous perspective on life
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