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The Trickster Renders Us Invisible

October 10, 2021 // Poetry, Wildlife

In Nature, coyote bats cleanup
Lois Red Elk writes a poem about coyote that reminds how the essence of being is not material, but everything else 
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Forest Service "Debacle" In Black Hills Must Not Be Repeated Elsewhere

September 22, 2021 // Forest Service, Logging

What thinning the forest to save it looks like in South Dakota
Former second in command of US Forest Service questions agency's accelerated push to thin forests and log big trees in response to fire, insects and climate change. Felling forests, Jim Furnish says, is not a strategy to save them
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A Late Bloomer Writes Her Wild Heart

September 20, 2021 // Writing About Nature

Carolyn Hopper in Glacier Park
With two memoirs and a new book of nature poetry under her belt, Carolyn Keith Hopper has come a long way from growing up in the hometown of Thoreau, Emerson and Hawthorne
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A Storm Front Moves Into Red State Wyoming

September 14, 2021 // Politics, Wyoming

Is Wyoming's referendum on Trump tearing Republicans apart?
Liz Cheney says she is fighting for truth and country but why do facts often evade her when it comes to honest discourse about environmental issues? That's a topic for MoJo's The Week That Is
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More People, More Griz Does Not Have To Mean More Conflict

September 12, 2021 // Grizzly Bears

A grizzly in Glacier National Park
As Jessianne Castle reports in this story from wild country around Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, it's how humans behave that can keep people and bears safe
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Montana Defiantly Puts Yellowstone Wolves In Its Crosshairs

September 9, 2021 // Montana, Wolves, Yellowstone

A member of Yellowstone's Delta Pack
In unprecedented move, new hunting and trapping regulations would allow every wolf coming into state from America's first national park to be killed as a trophy
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A City Kid Awakens To The Value Of Wild Life Conservation

August 31, 2021 // Young Writers

The young reporter caught this glimpse of Grizzly 399
Gabe Castro-Root came to Greater Yellowstone on vacation from San Francisco. After visiting, he saw journalism as a way to defend it. Tom Sadler interviews the young student about his plans
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Next Act: Let The Bugling (Of Bull Elk) Begin In Yellowstone

August 29, 2021 // Elk, Wildlife, Yellowstone Winterkeeper

Bull elk in Yellowstone are readying for autumn jousting
Autumn arrives sooner on the Yellowstone Plateau than most other places in the Lower 48. Winterkeeper and Mountain Journal columnist Steven Fuller chronicles the start of a glorious season of jousting
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine

August 17, 2021

Until the end he had a twinkle in his eyes for wild country
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?
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On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'

August 11, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's nominee to lead BLM
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmation
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The Tyranny Of Individualism As Destroyer Of Communities And Wild Places

August 10, 2021

How Gardiner rebuilds after fire: Is it a harbinger for Greater Yellowstone?
How a fire in a Yellowstone gateway town reminds that anti-regulation is killing the kind of thinking needed to preserve the best of Greater Yellowstone. Lee Nellis weighs in
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The Messages Bears Bring

August 9, 2021

If bears dreamed about us, what would they see?
Poet Lois Red Elk writes that while bears and people emerged from the same origin dream, it was bruins who came first. Now, to find harmony, we need to be mindful of each other's space
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A Yellowstone Wolf-Watching Guide Wonders Aloud: What Century Are We Living In?

August 5, 2021

Montana, Idaho aim to decimate wolves, again
In this op-ed, Phil Knight says that given new laws in Montana and Idaho designed to decimate wolf numbers, it's time to restore federal protection for lobos
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