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Twilight Of The Yellowstone Winterkeepers

December 24, 2021 // Yellowstone

Portrait of Steven Fuller by Neal Herbert/National Park Service
After nearly 50 years of solitude, Steven Fuller is a living legend in Yellowstone and an endangered 21st-century icon
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'Gunfight' Is One Of The Most Important Books You May Ever Read About Guns In America

December 22, 2021

What Ryan Busse loves to do when he's not writing
Ryan Busse, a Montana hunter, was once a gun industry executive who helped create the uncivil war over firearms in America. Now he's trying to change the discourse before it's too late
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He Went Outside To Go Inward

December 20, 2021

Professor Creek and Mary Jane Canyon
In 'Mary Jane Wild,' Brooke Williams seeks wildness in the West to help him make sense of a world coming apart at the seams. It's a fine read for these times
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At Winter Solstice: Deep Dreaming of Pte and Tatanka

December 16, 2021

Deep dreaming of bison has happened for millennia on different continents
As Lois Red Elk writes in a new poem, we are an expression of all our ancestors. We can honor them by remembering them—and reaching out in our dreams
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Powder Daze: Where Bighorns No Longer Wander

December 15, 2021

Bomb's away: More than climate is changing
Cartoonist John Potter says in many parts of the backcountry, any 'balance' between the desires of outdoor recreationists and the needs of sensitive wildlife is out of whack
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'A Life Lived Wild: Adventures at the Edge of the Map' Is A Great Read

December 14, 2021

From exploring wildlands to saving them, Ridgeway continues his own evolution
Rick Ridgeway has been called 'the real Indiana Jones' for his gravity-defying daring, breathtaking photos and yen to be outdoors. Now his priority is saving what's left of our wild home planet
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Meet a Conservation Group That Goes Where Most Fear To Tread

December 8, 2021

A moose that died trying to cross a road in Jackson Hole
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance dares to say the two words that often make land protectionists run for the hills: "planning" and "zoning."  But they're crucial to saving the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Eruption: How Human Development Is Degrading The American Serengeti

December 5, 2021

Big Sky and what used to be wild Montana
Big blowups: Stunning visuals from Google Earth show how private land development and resource extraction on public lands are harming wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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Celebrating Our Extended Earthly Families

November 25, 2021

It goes way beyond DNA
There is kinship in everything around us, if only we open our eyes, cartoonist John Potter reminds
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Nearing The Solstice Reminds How We Are All Interwoven In Nature

November 24, 2021

Tipi frame beneath Aurora Borealis
The annual slide into seasonal darkness and quietude is, for MoJo columnist Susan Marsh, a time of reflection on our spiritual connection to the Earth—and each other
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“Never Here”: Battle Royale In MN Boundary Waters' Mine Fight Has Ties To Greater Yellowstone

November 16, 2021

Boundary Waters: a wilderness marvel in America's Lower 48
Mountain Journal interviews Becky Rom who is hoping to stop a mega copper mine, backed by Chilean investors, from harming the Lower 48's premier water wilderness
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Yellowstone Winterkeeper Bids Adieu To Final Weeks Of Autumn

November 14, 2021

The lines of the season are beginning to blur in Yellowstone
With big crowds now gone from America's oldest national park for awhile,  MoJo columnist Steven Fuller pays tribute to the quiet lull
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Packed Audience Hears Experts Discuss Biggest Threats To Famed Jackson Hole Grizzly 399, Other Bears

November 11, 2021

Can Grizzly 399 and cubs make it safely to the den?
Miracle of grizzly conservation in Lower 48 being undermined by sloppy garbage storage, proliferating development, outdoor recreation pressure and bad laws
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Don't Shred On Them: A Young Star Skier Speaks Up For Bighorns

November 11, 2021

Few bighorns worry about how they spend their leisure time
Hadley Hammer, who learned to carve turns in the Tetons, says recreationists need to consider their growing impacts on sensitive wildlife. Her essay is one well worth reading
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