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Russell Chatham's Reflections On Role Of Artist

March 4, 2018

Pale Winter Moonrise by Russell Chatham
Wisdom from the legendary former resident of Paradise Valley
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Who Is Willing To Defend American Wilderness?

January 24, 2018 // Public Lands, Wilderness

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming
As attacks on wilderness and environmental laws rage, many citizens wonder why some prominent conservation groups seem to be missing in action?
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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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Montana's Three Amigos Are Stars In Trump's Radical Anti-Environmental Agenda

January 9, 2018 // Public Lands

 Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke and Greg Gianforte
As the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show opens in Denver, columnist Tim Crawford warns against giving away federal Western lands
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Trading Away Wildness For Oil And Tax Breaks

December 26, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A respected Wyoming conservationist schools a U.S. senator after he votes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy development
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For Every Great Trout Stream, There's A Conservation Map

December 20, 2017

O'Dell Creek, an important fish-rearing tributary to the Madison River that flows through the Granger and Longhorn ranches
MoJo's fearless angling columnist Liam Diekmann gets a lesson in the science of good water 
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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A Sportsman's Moment of Truth: The Head of Trout Unlimited Weighs In

November 5, 2017

Trout Unlimited's Chris Wood
TU's President and CEO Chris Wood talks Zinke, Pruitt, Climate Change, Pebble Mine and lake trout in Yellowstone
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Citizen Crawford Asks: Is Bozeman Becoming A Banana Republic For A New Breed Of Investor-Saviors?

October 26, 2017

Requiem for Bozeman's historic districts? Andy Holloran's newly-approved Black and Olive development. The terraces in the back, at right, tower two stories over an historic house.
Downtown Bozeman, Montana Businessman And MoJo Columnist Tim Crawford Says The City Made A Mockery Of Citizen Democracy With Its Black-Olive Decision
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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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Brown Trout Belly Rub

October 13, 2017 // Liam Diekmann, Outdoor Recreation

Brown trout, a fine art photograph by Pat Clayton (http://fisheyeguyphotography.com)
Liam Diekmann, Mountain Journal's young man of the water, goes fishing with a trio of well-known elders and when the flies don't work he makes contact with a monster brown using his bare hands.
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A Good Life Writing After Years In The Forest Service

September 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Culture

Susan Marsh
Mountain Journal columnist Susan Marsh spent three decades working for the US Forest Service, working on recreation and wilderness protection in both the Gallatin National Forest of Montana and Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Today she's an award-wining writer.
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What Motivates Some Millennials To Try To Do Good In The World?

August 31, 2017

Liam Diekmann conducting "research" for his column
The 21st-century will be shaped by the Millennial generation, which is inheriting both opportunities and challenges from their predecessors. In his regular column, "My Father's Son" for Mountain Journal and MidCurrent, Liam Diekmann of Bozeman, Montana, lends some insight into Millennial values. 
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