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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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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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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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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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The Lords Of Yesterday Are Back And They Want America's Public Land

September 28, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Views from Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument -- Pilot Rock, Courtesy of BLM photographer Bob Wick
Barry Reiswig—a backcountry horseman, hunter, angler and former civil servant —pushes back against what he calls "the radical agenda" of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
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To Be A Man, Real Warriors Don't Have To Kill Lions

September 26, 2017 // Co-existence, Culture

Daniel Ole Sambu
America's wildest ecosystem can learn some valuable lessons about human-predator conflicts from Daniel Ole Sambu and his campaign to protect African lions
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Autumn Interlude: Painting Grizzly Bear Mother 399

September 25, 2017 // Grizzly Bears

399 and Cubs Crossing Pacific Creek, watercolor 184 by Sue Cedarholm
Grizzly 399 is the most famous modern bear in the world.  Sue Cedarholm paints the matriarch as she guides her cubs through Jackson Hole on a quest to sate the hunger of hyperphagia.
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Grizzlies Deserve More Than Bullets

September 23, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Opinion

The Great Bear, photograph by Phil Knight
Phil Knight saw his first Yellowstone grizzly 35 years ago. After watching bear numbers climb, he says recovery should not be celebrated by subjecting them to sport hunting. 
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