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Wilderness, America's Second-Best Conservation Idea, Is Under Attack

August 28, 2017 // Wilderness

Macon & Washakie Lakes, Wind River Range, Popo Agie Wilderness on the Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming. Photo by Jim Peaco, courtesy National Park Service
In the first part of an ongoing MoJo series, "Modern Wilderness," explored through a variety of perspectives and voices, columnist Franz Camenzind examines what official federal "wilderness" is, the origins of The Wilderness Act and the uncommon importance wilderness in the modern world.

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Even In Paradise, Everyone Needs To Heal Something, Especially The Seemingly Invincible

August 23, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Mountain towns cast their own shadows. Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Confronting the myth of perfection, columnist Timothy Tate, a practicing psychotherapist in Bozeman, writes about "distress" accompanying radical changes in mountain communities
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Cosmic Palette: Commemorating Eclipse Totality With Brushes Of Paint

August 22, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Community, Community Change, Culture, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole

"Totality," a watercolor painting of eclipse in Wyoming by Sue Cedarholm
In "Watercolor Diary" Day 150, Sue Cedarholm Documents The Great American Eclipse From The Floor Of Grand Teton National Park
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Lesson From The Great Eclipse: When We Stand In Awe Of Nature, We Become Better Citizens

August 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Science, The New West

Gallatin Valley sunset by Steve Kelly
One profound lesson from the great eclipse of 2017: Science says that people who spend more time reverentially in the great outdoors are happier, kinder and more generous 
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Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Jackson Hole, Politics, Wyoming

Hank Phibb
Teton County, Wyoming is one of the wealthiest per capita counties in the United States and one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. Yet despite its abundance of riches, Teton County is a province of widening economic disparity, tensions between nature preservation and human development, and questions shaping the soul of the community. Hank Phibbs takes us into the heart of the conversation.
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Introducing Mountain Journal: A New Voice for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

August 14, 2017 // Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Government Accountability, News, Public Lands, Public-Interest Journalism, Science, The New West, Wildlife

Mountain Journal
MOUNTAIN JOURNAL is public-interest journalism aimed at celebrating an unparalleled region and probing a question: Can America’s last, best and most iconic wild ecosystem be saved? How we make meaning of place and search for answers here has implications for every corner of the country.  
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Citizen Crawford Doesn't Believe In Mincing Words

August 14, 2017 // Bozeman, Community, Community Change

Tim Crawford
Defying labels: Whether he's in his office on Main Street in Bozeman or farming in the Gallatin Valley, columnist T.H. Crawford writes as a fiscally-conservative businessman who calls himself a social progressive.
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Marshall Cutchin Brings Modern Thinking To Heraclitus' "Same River Twice"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Water, Wildlife

Marshall Cutchin
Marshall Cutchin, publisher of world's largest online flyfishing webzine, joins MoJo stable of writers.  You don't have to be an angler to appreciate Cutchin's incisive thoughts about the value of nature in our lives.
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Franz Camenzind Pens "Wild Ideas"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Politics, Public Lands

Franz Camenzind writes from Jackson Hole
Has the conservation leadership of Greater Yellowstone lost its edge in the face of so many emerging challenges? With a background in wildlife research, making acclaimed nature documentaries and leading a Jackson Hole-based conservation organization, Franz Camenzind has a lot to say about the state of the environmental movement. 
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Landscape Meets Human Footprint In Lori Ryker's Switchbacks and Cairns

August 14, 2017 // Architecture, Bozeman, Co-existence, Columnists, development, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Columnist Lori Ryker
Right here, right now, Greater Yellowstoneans are building the future and declaring their values. From mentoring the West's finest budding architecture students to advising clients designing dream homes, Lori Ryker is on a quest to show the built environment is about more than just a real estate play. 
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The Last Pour Explores Microbrews And Stories Behind Great Provincial Beer

August 14, 2017 // Brewpubs, Columnists, Culture, Restaurants

Angus O'Keefe
Angus O'Keefe, MoJo's associate editor of content, has been given a plum assignment:  Locate the very best beers in Greater Yellowstone and report back to headquarters—and readers—with what he finds.
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With So Many Known Unknowns, Lance Olsen Connects Dots And Datapoints

August 14, 2017 // Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Endangered Species, Public Lands, Science

Missoula-based ecologist Lance Olsen keeps MoJo readers apprised of important research in the scientific literature that has implications for conservation in the Northern Rockies and beyond.
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David J Swift Comes Out Of Retirement To Deliver MoJo Social Commentary

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Community, Community Change, Culture, Jackson Hole, Politics

David J Swift
Longtime Jackson Hole photographer, writer and musician David J Swift brings his critical eye and punchy rhetorical pugilism to MoJo.
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When The Animal Kingdom Turns The Table On Humankind

August 14, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

Mountain Journal
MoJo's caption-writing contest invites readers to pen their own captions for paintings by some of America's great artists. Submit the one that makes us laugh hardest and you'll win a MoJo-Truth cap! Learn more about our inaugural artist Mimi Matsuda.
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