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Visual Delights Spring From Wildfires Past In A Forest Reborn

October 17, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

From a line of burned trees a forest reborn
As has often happened in her quest to paint one new watercolor every day, artist Sue Cedarholm goes looking for one thing and finds another.
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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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A Tragedy In The Mountains Highlights Pain Facing The Young

October 16, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The Madison Mountains, photo courtesy Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, B. Vandenbos
In mountain towns like Bozeman and Jackson Hole, extreme athletes are modern heroes.  When something bad happens, it should cause all of us to hold our kids closer
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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 Cow Elk Crosses The Snake

October 10, 2017

Elk Crossing The Snake River by Sue Cedarholm
For painter Sue Cedarholm, autumn is the golden time in Jackson Hole. Bugling bull elk heighten the brassy feel of the season.
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Will "Stay Wild" Help Build An Army Of Committed Landscape Protectors?

October 10, 2017

Still images taken from  Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board's YouTube video "Jackson Hole Winter 2017-18 : Stay Wild".
As public lands cope with an onset of industrial-strength outdoor recreation, promotors of a new ad campaign in Jackson Hole claim their ultimate intent is to grow conservation
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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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The Big Picture: Thinking About Greater Yellowstone's Elephants In The Room

October 5, 2017 // Climate Change, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly, Politics, Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

The deepening impacts of climate change and human population pressure are just two of the titanic forces shaping the future of America's most iconic wildland ecosystem. Are we capable of confronting the threats happening right before our eyes?  Do we see them? First part in an ongoing series called Greater Yellowstone: The Big Picture.
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It's Election Season And The Future Of Bozeman Is At Stake

October 4, 2017 // Bozeman, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Bozeman's parade of growth
Bozeman is the fastest-growing city in Montana and Tim Crawford questions whether its elected officials are capable of dealing with the hard issues of growth
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An Amorous Bull Moose, Rejected During The Rut

October 4, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

Sue Cedarholm's latest piece for Watercolor Diary
In her latest edition of Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm portrays a Jackson Hole bull moose in the middle of the rut.
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Charting The Rise Of A Famous Grizzly Bear Mother In Jackson Hole

October 3, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, The New West

"First Light-Grizzly", Thomas Mangelsen's photograph of Grizzly 399 crossing the Snake River, is awe-inspiring.  But events in a bear's life can turn on perilous moments.
People Forget That Before Grizzly 399 Became The World's Most Famous Bear, There Was Jackson Hole Grizzly Mama 474
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Caretaking America's Wild Homefront

October 3, 2017 // Forest Service, Public Lands

The Gros Ventre Range, photo courtesy  US Forest Service
For Susan Marsh, who donned a Forest Service uniform, mountains were her medicine and protecting wilderness a way of giving back to her country
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Touching Meaning In A Small-Town Funeral Procession

October 1, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Photo by Timothy Tate
Bozeman, Montana Psychotherapist Timothy Tate Riffs On The Struggles Of Finding Purpose While Living Beneath The Big Western Sky
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