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Is David Vela The Next Chief Of The National Park Service?

July 3, 2018 // Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, National Park Service

Grand Teton Park Superintendent David Vela
Grand Teton park superintendent rumored to be top pick. Would be first Hispanic-American to oversee agency
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Ryan Zinke Scores A Pyrrhic Victory In Yellowstone

June 14, 2018

Ryan Zinke at Yellowstone's doorstep
After ousting Dan Wenk over bison, Interior Secretary now must decide: will he stand behind his controversial National Park Service Director?
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Traps Of Our Own Making: Climate Change, Blame And Denial

June 10, 2018

Will coal soon rise from its deathbed?
Lance Olsen lays out the undeniable scientific evidence that elected officials cannot ignore
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Forced Out Of Yellowstone

June 7, 2018 // Yellowstone

Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenke
Despite Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk’s desire to end his 42-year-career in America’s first national park, Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department demands he leave
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Do You Live In What David Brooks Dubbed 'A Latte Town'?

May 8, 2018

Screenshot taken from 'Pleasantville' movie trailer (New Line Cinema)
The Conservative commentator's remarkable prescience in describing Bobos' quest to dwell in paradise
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Weakening Wilderness Act Is Antithetical To Principle Of Landmark Law

April 10, 2018

The author seeking wilderness
Writer Michael Dax says efforts by hardcore recreation user groups to undermine wilderness protection are self-serving and short-sighted
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Plummeting Morale In The Forest Service: Why It Should Matter To Americans Who Love Nature

March 27, 2018

The Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Image courtesy imgur user Show Us Your Togwotee
Another tour de force piece from Susan Marsh on a once proud federal public land agency
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'Liberal Radio Media' As Elusive As Bigfoot In The Rural West

February 13, 2018 // The New West

"Sasquatch," a painting by Robert Bateman
Still, Trump Administration wants to zero out funding for NPR, PBS, arts and humanities
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The Guy We All Wanted To Know—And Count As Our Friend

January 18, 2018

David J Swift
David J. Swift dies in Jackson Hole and we remember his everlasting spirit
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A Brave Speech For Our Time: Why Public-Interest Journalism Matters For America And The Wild West

January 17, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake delivering his speech on the Senate Floor
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona gives a rousing speech on the importance of watchdog media. It plays a vital role in protecting America's last best ecosystem in the Lower 48. 
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague

October 8, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Thomas Mangelsen's photograph "Winter Herd" portraying thousands of elk on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Mountain Journal's special multi-part series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the potential dangers it poses to Greater Yellowstone's unparalleled wildlife and the specter of risk to human health. Part 1: Greater Yellowstone's Coming Plague
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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

September 21, 2017 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure and mentor to Ted Turner. But near the end of his life Cousteau turned cynical, essentially abandoning his fight to save wild Earth. Turner refused to let him accept defeat.
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