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Unnatural Disaster: Will America’s Most Iconic Wild Ecosystem Be Lost To A Tidal Wave Of People?

February 14, 2019 // Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

At current conservative growth estimates, Bozeman, Montana will be Minneapolis-proper-sized in 40 years.
A MoJo Special Report: Can the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem survive the coming hurricane of human population growth? As part of Mountain Journal's ongoing investigative series, "Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture," Todd Wilkinson examines significant issues shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. This story focuses on the accelerating impacts of human development.
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Why More Heat Means The End Of The Predictable World As We Know It

February 13, 2019

Warming is being hastened by feedback loops
By not confronting the causes of climate change, we're setting ourselves up for huge economic and ecological impacts. A comprehensive analysis by Lance Olsen on this and the Green New Deal
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A Human Toll That Can No Longer Be Ignored: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 11, 2019

Remembering missing indigenous women
Erika Ross gives a speech that lays out the magnitude of violence committed against women in Indian Country. Why has it taken so long to address this grave injustice?
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Navigating The Wilderness Within

January 10, 2019

Artwork courtesy John Felsing
Timothy Tate: Just as the backcountry brings perils, so, too, the mental space filled with charged emotions at the start of a new year. 
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The Great Migration: As Money And Young People Flow Into Cities, Will The Rural West Survive?

December 18, 2018

Marysville, Montana, a ghost town
Whitman College student Luke Ratliff visits with Mark Haggerty about the deepening urban-rural divide
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Ignoring Costs Of Growth, Climate Change, Rooted In The Same Mentality Of Denial

December 11, 2018 // Bozeman, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

How will this view be in 20 years?
Tim Crawford says healthy landscapes are the underpinning of good living in Bozeman and all of the rural West
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At 50, Has The Inspiring Spirit Of The Wild And Scenic Rivers Act Been Forgotten?

November 13, 2018

Ansel Adams' famous portrait of the Snake River
Susan Marsh says Greater Yellowstone is a fount of wild American rivers—and trails— yet many citizens treat them only with greed or indifference
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Of Moose, Climate Change And Feckless Politicians

November 1, 2018 // Climate Change

A rare moose in Hayden Valley
MoJo columnist Tim Crawford says true leaders say what we need to know, even if we don't want to hear it. And we need to elect them.
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Let's Not Denude 'The Valley Of Flowers'

September 26, 2018

Bridger Mountains
Timothy Tate asks: is it possible for mountain towns to grow without losing their soul?
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Mapping Nature To Build A Smarter Human Footprint

August 28, 2018 // Architecture, Co-existence, Community, Community Change, Ecosystem Protection, Private Lands, Wildlife

Map of elk migration in GYE
Wildness in Greater Yellowstone will survive only if people reject the destructive development patterns of everywhere else
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Last Of The Old West: When The Thrill Of Wild Nature Isn't Enough

August 23, 2018 // Jackson Hole, Outdoor Recreation, Public Lands, Wildlife

Sign at doorstep of Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole and other mountain towns are losing their soul by being transformed into amusement parks. The question is why?
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Yellowstone Checkup: How Healthy Really is America's Most Iconic Wildland Ecosystem?

August 20, 2018 // Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Science, Wildlife, Yellowstone

Greater Yellowstone, rugged but fragile
New "vital signs" report says region's famous wildlife faring well, for now, but climate change and human development loom ominously
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The Forgotten Westerners: 'East of Billings'

August 6, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture, Private Lands, Ranching

Cowboys set off to check their livestock.
Beyond the hipster havens of Bozeman and Jackson Hole, the pain of small towns is real. MoJo's new columnist Alexis Bonogofsky will be sharing their struggles
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Yellowstone's New Chief Breaks The Silence

July 17, 2018 // Hunting, Leadership, Wildlife, Yellowstone

Cameron Sholly
In a Mountain Journal exclusive, Cameron Sholly talks Dan Wenk, Ryan Zinke's controversial moves and taking the helm of America's oldest national park
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