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The Land Is Big, We Are Small, The Potential Perils Many

November 10, 2017

"Avalanche Canyon" by Sue Cedarholm
Sometimes Art Puts The Scale Of People In Perspective. In Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm Goes To Avalanche Canyon
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What Does It Take To Create A Conservationist?

November 6, 2017

Photo courtesy Michele Parent
Retired Forest Service Wilderness Manager Susan Marsh contemplates what inspires wilderness users to become wilderness protectors.
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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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On The Loose: A Bull Moose In Camera And Brush

November 3, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

A bull moose in Jackson Hole, photograph by Sue Cedarholm
In Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm offers two takes on America's largest member of the deer family
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When An Off-Duty Game Warden Kills A Grizzly

November 1, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

A sow grizzly in Wyoing with three cubs. (Thomas D. Mangelsen photo)
After a mother grizzly with three cubs is shot in Wyoming, critics wonder why the person, who invoked self-defense, didn't use bear spray?

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Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
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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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Lessons From A Hunter Twice Attacked By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

The surival of grizzlies in Greater Yellowstone depends more on the behavior of bears rather than people. Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen (mangelsen.com)
Todd Orr's misadventure with a sow grizzly offers insight for anyone—hunter or hiker—heading into bear country. Biggest take home: bear spray works
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Lessons Learned From A Hunter Attacked Twice By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Wildlife

The Incident Involving Todd Orr In The Madison Mountains Offers Insights For Those Chasing Big Game And Adventure In Bear Country
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Is The Silencer Gun Controversy Leaving Us More Tone Deaf?

October 26, 2017 // Hunting, Public Lands

Various kinds of suppressors that cal also be placed on hunting rifles and shotguns
Franz Camenzind Teases Apart One Disquieting Piece Of A Very Bad Anti-Conservation Bill In Congress
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Two Meditations On Mni Sose, Water, Mother Earth and Standing Rock

October 24, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Water

Mni Sose  Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Mountain Journal's Poet In Residence Lois Red Elk Reed Unveils A New Work Focussed On Mni Sose, The Missouri River
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A Tribute To The Ancient Ones High On The Mountain

October 23, 2017 // Climate Change, Endangered Species, Public Lands

At the top of a ridge, a whitebark pine forest is in the fight of its life.  Photo courtesy Ecoflight (ecoflight.org)
What does a forest tell us about our past and future? Scientist Jesse Logan pays tribute to the vanishing whitebark pine and shares what it foreshadows for America's wildest ecosystem in the Lower 48 
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Whither The Mighty Wolverine?

October 22, 2017 // Endangered Species, Public Lands, Wildlife

Wolverine moving across snow, photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Few in number and scattered sparsely across huge geographic areas, wolverines are still hanging on in Greater Yellowstone. But for how long? Rebecca Watters says they need a human strategy to insure their persistence.
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Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
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