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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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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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Covid Reflections: Before The World Shut Down Sarah DeOpsomer Got Sick

March 28, 2021

A string of covid masks in southwest Montana
A year after the pandemic reached the interior West and brought the globe to a standstill, this Bozeman resident survived her own brush with the virus. Now she looks back
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Backward Thinking Targets Bears And Wolves

March 7, 2021

Bad old days for grizzlies?
Op-ed: Chris Servheen, longtime national head of grizzly recovery in Lower 48, says Montana, Idaho are degenerating into anti-predator hysteria
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What's Our Role In Saving Greater Yellowstone?

March 1, 2021

Migrating elk, one of Greater Yellowstone's wildlife wonders
Every one of us, who feels connected to America's 'wildlife Serengeti,' needs to rally or the wildness we treasure here will be lost
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Will Deb Haaland Make History Or Be Stonewalled?

February 22, 2021

Deb Haaland of New Mexico and Laguna Pueblo
In The Week That Is, Wilkinson and Sadler talk Interior Secretaries going back to the controversial tenure of Sagebrush Rebel James Watt of Wyoming
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Beyond Rescue: Do We Really Need Cell Phone Coverage In The Wild Backcountry?

January 20, 2021

One of Yellowstone's remotest corners
As cell towers proliferate, allowing the internet and social media to penetrate remote landscapes, how come the public wasn't asked if it's a good idea? 
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Yellowstone: What Comes Next After The Covid Crush?

January 18, 2021

When wildlife meets tourist warriors
Last year, America's premier nature preserve notched visitor records in the absence of international tourism. Steven Fuller sizes up 2020
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Native vs. Wild

January 13, 2021

Trout: is it only fishing opportunity that matters?
Hunters reject non-native species, even if they are wild, but why not all anglers when it comes to fish? Trout conservationist Bob Mallard dives into the issue
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Should Park Landmarks Honor People of Infamy?

December 30, 2020

Ranger Peak in foreground, Mt. Doane in distance.
Gustavus Doane, who participated in Marias Massacre of more than 200 Blackfeet, has summits named after him in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks
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