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Deadly CWD Reaches Outskirts Of Bozeman

December 9, 2020

The Mad Cow Disease of deer arrives
Montana confirms dreaded cousin of Mad Cow detected in Gallatin, Paradise and northern Madison deer. Wyoming, meanwhile, will keep feedgrounds open
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Yellowstone Primer: America's Inviolate Nature Preserve Forever Under Siege

December 8, 2020

Yellowstone elk fed by hand
As the country's first national park approaches its 150th birthday in 2022, Earle Layser reminds how its magic never gets a rest
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Is High-Flying Bozeman, Montana Losing The Nature Of Its Place?

November 24, 2020

Does Bozeman have the courage to be different?
Analysis: Is this capital city of Greater Yellowstone, along with Gallatin County, becoming the poster children for how not to develop a wild corner of the American Serengeti?
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When White People Stopped Indigenous Elk Hunts In Jackson Hole

October 1, 2020

Two Crow riders
Frontier racism and injustice prompted legal action that still ripples across America involving native hunting and fishing rights.  Red Lodge writer John Clayton takes a deep dive
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Why Wilderness Matters More Than Your Desire To Take It

August 25, 2020

What's rarer: wild places or places to ride?
Patagonia publishes essay from BIKE Magazine contributing editor Michael Ferrentino on our perceived right to ride where we want. Hint: He dismisses it.
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What Does 'Last Best Place' Mean in 2020?

August 20, 2020

How should we deal with loss of place?
Timothy Tate suspects that the famed phrase, coined for Montana by Bill Kittredge and Annick Smith, stands for values now under siege
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Will Washington State Be Next To Ban Wildlife Killing Contests?

August 17, 2020

Coyote derbies award prizes to those who shoot the most
In this op-ed, two sportsmen and conservationists condemn the controversial hunting practice of awarding prizes to those who kill the most animals for fun
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Amid Fever Of A Pandemic, Yellowstone's Main Gateway Town Catches Fire

July 29, 2020

Fire hits Gardiner on Yellowstone's doorstep in July
Gardiner, Montana may be reeling but with this year being its 140th anniversary, a local elected official says it's the perfect time to stage a rally
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Opinion: The Lie—And Shame—Of 'Wildlife Management' In Alaska

July 21, 2020

A black bear with a salmon dinner in Alaska
Renowned nature writer Bill Sherwonit calls out Alaska's push to allegedly bolster big game herds by allowing the killing of bears and wolves, including cubs and pups, in their dens
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How One Version Of Paradise Found Became Lost

July 8, 2020

Is Hawaii a Greater Yellowstone harbinger?
A veteran journalist reflects on Hawaii and what it portends for other Shangri-las like Greater Yellowstone
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Why the Great American Outdoors Act Is A Big Deal

July 1, 2020

The bill helps to address park infrastructure challenges
In this op-ed, Stephanie Adams of the National Parks Conservation Association explains what passage of the bill does for public lands
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When Covid-19 Refugees Invade Our Space And Act Recklessly

June 28, 2020

Don't worry about the future: be here now
How Susan Marsh, a Greater Yellowstonean, is finding summer solace in her renewed gratitude for public lands
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Why A District Ranger Became Disgruntled With The US Forest Service

June 9, 2020

Looking into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Hank Rate remembers when the Custer-Gallatin National Forest stalled wilderness protection and abandoned conservation in favor of getting the cut out
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Guest Essay: Why The Gallatin Mountains Need Permanent Protection, Especially Now

June 5, 2020

One lake in the wild Gallatins
As a seasonal backcountry ranger-naturalist in adjacent Yellowstone, Orville "Butch" Bach has witnessed change coming to the region for decades—and fewer spots left untouched by people
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