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Wide Awake In The Land Of Griz

July 15, 2018 // Grizzly Bears

 Has this ever happened to you?
Steve Primm in part 2 of his MoJo series asks, 'Are you really ready to explore bear country?'
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Gallatin Valley's Tempest Of Growth

May 15, 2018

Bozeman as it is. Photo courtesy Montana State University
Headwaters Economics calls attention to alarming rate of disappearing open space around Bozeman. What does it mean for the wild Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem?
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For Yellowstone And America, Climate Change Brings Our Moment Of Truth

March 20, 2018

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem sits at the epicenter of a huge disruption from rising temperatures. Skiing will be the first of many major casualties
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Dreaming of Grass Roofs

January 24, 2018 // Architecture, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Eagle Rock Sod Roof House, Bozeman, Montana
MoJo columnist Lori Ryker highlights organic architecture that celebrates place by blending into it
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What Do The Long-term Trends For Grizzlies In Lower 48 Really Look Like?

January 7, 2018 // Climate Change, Grizzly Bears, Wildlife

Grizzly mother with cubs in Glacier National Park
MoJo columnist Lance Olsen says climate change and human development trends create a lot of uncertainty for Great Bears south of Canada
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The Undeniable Value of Wolves, Bears, Lions And Coyotes In Battling Disease

December 11, 2017

Photo courtesy NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Part 4 in Mountain Journal's series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the threat it poses to America's wildest ecosystem. By killing predators, are states that still cling to Little Red Riding Hood shooting themselves in the foot?
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What Does It Mean To Be An Animal Person?

November 22, 2017 // Hunting

Study after study confirms that sentience (emotions, connection and intelligence) flows across species.
Marc Bekoff, a leading figure in the American animal rights movement, sounds off on Wyoming's proposed hunt of grizzly bears and emerging science revealing the emotions and intelligence of non-human beings
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
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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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A Time To Rally: When Ted Turner Gave Jacques Cousteau An End-Of-Life Pep Talk

September 21, 2017 // Conservation, Science

Jacques Cousteau and his prized pupil Ted Turner
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, once the most famous conservationist in the world, was a father figure and mentor to Ted Turner. But near the end of his life Cousteau turned cynical, essentially abandoning his fight to save wild Earth. Turner refused to let him accept defeat.
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Roadkill: An Emergency Responder, Absent A Gun, Is Handed A Grim Task

September 18, 2017 // Wildlife

Elk, photo courtesy National Park Service/Ed Austin/Herb Jones
When an elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is struck by a car, it forces Steve Primm to reflect on the perilous intersections between migratory wildlife, highways and people.
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Selling Off The Historic Playground To Pay For Growth

September 14, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The historic lawn of the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman
Mountain Journal columnist and downtown Bozeman businessman Tim Crawford says growth doesn't pay for itself. And there's no better example than Bozeman public school officials potentially selling off a beloved historic playground to meet budget shortfalls.
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