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Why Do We Run Away?

August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth

If you cashed out, where would you go?
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable.  But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to do
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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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Wildness Ought To Make Us All The Wiser

August 16, 2021

Imagine Greater Yellowstone if there were no grizzlies
We crave and need contact with nature but, as Joseph Scalia writes in this essay, technology and human numbers are shrinking back the feel of wild places. That's why, he says, we need to protect more of them
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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 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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When We Become Wildlife's Uninvited Guests

July 25, 2021

She gave up hiking her favorite place this summer
Susan Marsh laments that rising numbers of people are crowding animals out of their backcountry habitat but what to do about it—that's the question. Would you change your plans to protect wildlife?
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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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Slaying Wolves To 'Save' The Elk?

July 14, 2021

More elk today than in nearly 200 years
As Montana and Idaho move to re-decimate their wild wolf populations, MoJo cartoonist John Potter calls out their faulty argument
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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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Tate: Growth Is Rapidly Changing Our Communities And We Do Not Feel Fine

July 12, 2021

A WPA poster promoting Montana in the 1930s
By day he is a practicing therapist; for 40 years he's been a citizen in Bozeman. Timothy Tate sees many Greater Yellowstone towns losing their identity
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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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