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He Went Outside To Go Inward

December 20, 2021

Professor Creek and Mary Jane Canyon
In 'Mary Jane Wild,' Brooke Williams seeks wildness in the West to help him make sense of a world coming apart at the seams. It's a fine read for these times
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At Winter Solstice: Deep Dreaming of Pte and Tatanka

December 16, 2021

Deep dreaming of bison has happened for millennia on different continents
As Lois Red Elk writes in a new poem, we are an expression of all our ancestors. We can honor them by remembering them—and reaching out in our dreams
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'A Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map' Is A Great Read

December 14, 2021

From exploring wildlands to saving them, Ridgeway continues his own evolution
Rick Ridgeway has been called 'the real Indiana Jones' for his gravity-defying daring, breathtaking photos and yen to be outdoors. Now his priority is saving what's left of our wild home planet
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Meet a Conservation Group That Goes Where Most Fear To Tread

December 8, 2021

A moose that died trying to cross a road in Jackson Hole
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance dares to say the two words that often make land protectionists run for the hills: "planning" and "zoning."  But they're crucial to saving the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Eruption: How Human Development Is Degrading The American Serengeti

December 5, 2021

Big Sky and what used to be wild Montana
Big blowups: Stunning visuals from Google Earth show how private land development and resource extraction on public lands are harming wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Nearing The Solstice Reminds How We Are All Interwoven In Nature

November 24, 2021

Tipi frame beneath Aurora Borealis
The annual slide into seasonal darkness and quietude is, for MoJo columnist Susan Marsh, a time of reflection on our spiritual connection to the Earth—and each other
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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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Packed Audience Hears Experts Discuss Biggest Threats To Famed Jackson Hole Grizzly 399, Other Bears

November 11, 2021

Can Grizzly 399 and cubs make it safely to the den?
Miracle of grizzly conservation in Lower 48 being undermined by sloppy garbage storage, proliferating development, outdoor recreation pressure and bad laws
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Don't Shred On Them: A Young Star Skier Speaks Up For Bighorns

November 11, 2021

Few bighorns worry about how they spend their leisure time
Hadley Hammer, who learned to carve turns in the Tetons, says recreationists need to consider their growing impacts on sensitive wildlife. Her essay is one well worth reading
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A Nourishment Of Reverence Across Generations

November 7, 2021

"The Deer Dancer" by Woody Crumbo
Poet Lois Red Elk reflects on how, for thousands of years, the aftermaths of successful autumn hunts have been times of coming together for families expressing reverence to the creator
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How Do We Continue The Miracle Of US Grizzly Conservation?

November 6, 2021

In many ways, the fate of Grizzly 399 and cubs in in our hands
Fate of Jackson Hole Grizzly 399, human-bear co-existence and Montana laws hostile to grizzlies will be discussed in virtual town hall Monday night by Servheen, Hilty and Mangelsen. You're invited
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Surrendering Nature To Politics: Are US National Parks In Retreat?

November 3, 2021

Wapiti vs. cattle: In this range war, who should win?
The triumph of cattle and farmers over elk in Point Reyes echoes the same public outrage involving wapiti, wolves and bison in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Grand Canyon
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Evolution Of A Young Climate Activist

October 23, 2021

Strolling at the front end of a youth movement
Two Lilys:  A high school reporter who is going places interviews a contemporary who isn't content to sit on the sidelines. She's taking action
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Yellowstone Confronts Its Past

October 11, 2021

Tribes are bringing deeper, truer meaning to Yellowstone
Homeland and crossroads for at least 27 indigenous tribes, Yellowstone as a place has an ancient human history—one seldom acknowledged in its first 150 years as a park
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