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Deer Spirit

July 5, 2021

Sketch of white-tailed deer running
A new poem from Lois Red Elk about how Lakota/Dakota dream culture and channeling the spirit of nature allows us to connect with the ones we love, even when far away
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Unexpected Switchback: When A Jaunt Up Disappointment Peak Was Anything But

July 1, 2021

Sometimes important pathways circle back on themselves
As Julie Fustanio writes, you never know who you'll meet in the Tetons. Sometimes the encounters deliver more than grand views but a better joyous perspective on life
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Dead Griz Along Yellowstone River Now Subject Of Poaching Investigation

June 30, 2021

Griz 394 now subject of poaching probe
The body of Grizzly 394, a 25-year-old male, attracted lots of human photo ops in Gardiner but now is a criminal case after someone removed its head and claws, officials say
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Beloved Beasts Is A Perfect Read For The West—And Our Time

June 24, 2021

Nijhuis: We've rallied before—and we can again
New important book by Michelle Nijhuis tracks evolution of American conservation and arrives at this conclusion: there is still hope but we have to act now
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Wired Differently: Young Americans And Wildland Conservation

June 21, 2021

Young people have their own definitions of wild nature
Professor Don Snow, life-long student of the West, reflects on the generational divides in thinking about nature—what's an improvement and what might not be
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Painting The Wild Sources Of Moving Water

June 16, 2021

Dawn on the Henrys Fork by Dave Hall
Dave Hall celebrates the lifeblood of Greater Yellowstone that reaches millions downstream
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'Four Fifths A Grizzly' Is Chadwick's Reminder That Wildness Resides In Our DNA

June 16, 2021

People and bears share the same biological mosaic
Brot Coburn reviews a new summer book by Douglas Chadwick that makes the case for thinking across big landscapes and understanding what's inside them
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John Heminway: American Master Of Dramatic Earthly Storytelling

June 15, 2021

Heminway on the trail of elephant poachers
From writing for legendary Wyoming outdoorsman Curt Gowdy to exposing elephant ivory poachers on film, John Heminway fights for wildness by telling the truth
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The Mighty Yellowstone: A Magnificent And Beleaguered River?

June 8, 2021

The untamed Yellowstone: a river that shapes local identity
After the legendary river flooded 25 years ago, hard lessons were learned but are they being forgotten? Livingston resident Dennis Glick offers this perspective
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30 X 30: Biden's Bureaucratic Bogeyman Or A Real Plan To Curb Climate Change?

June 7, 2021

Wildlife movement fits into national climate change strategy
Protecting healthy wildlife ecosystems like Greater Yellowstone is a central thrust of strategy. MoJo's Tom Sadler and Todd Wilkinson provide an overview
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The Unspeakable Past Of Indian Boarding Schools

June 7, 2021

Students at the Kamloops School
A grim discovery in western Canada is yet another shocking reminder of how Indian schools were instruments of genocide. Lois Red Elk offers two poems that speak to their legacy
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Scary Bear Tales

May 26, 2021

Mama describes the most dangerous animals in the woods
Grizzly oral traditions: What MoJo cartoonist John Potter overheard at a Greater Yellowstone backcountry campsite
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A Novel About Lobos—With The Big Bad Wolf Nowhere In Sight

May 14, 2021

Moritsch writes fiction but not fairy tales lacking in science
For decades, Barbara Moritsch worked as an ecologist in some of the most visited national parks. In her novel she dispels backward attitudes toward wolves
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Things That Can't Be Re-Created

May 12, 2021

Remember the climber who hammered in bolts on petroglyphs?
After a climber in Utah brazenly bolted a route across ancient indigenous petroglyphs, believing they were "graffiti," MoJo cartoonist John Potter says it spells only one thing
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