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In The Bull's Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

July 20, 2021

Greater Yellowstone is a bull's eye for growth
Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America's most famous wildlife ecosystem
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Slaying Wolves To 'Save' The Elk?

July 14, 2021

More elk today than in nearly 200 years
As Montana and Idaho move to re-decimate their wild wolf populations, MoJo cartoonist John Potter calls out their faulty argument
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

July 13, 2021

He credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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Tate: Growth Is Rapidly Changing Our Communities And We Do Not Feel Fine

July 12, 2021

A WPA poster promoting Montana in the 1930s
By day he is a practicing therapist; for 40 years he's been a citizen in Bozeman. Timothy Tate sees many Greater Yellowstone towns losing their identity
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Summer, 'The Exuberant Season' Of Bison Life In Yellowstone

July 6, 2021

A mother bison tasting the air in Yellowstone
High drama: Right out his front door, MoJo columnist Steven Fuller bears witness to new bison life—and death
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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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Cease Fire Now: Should Public Lands Be Places Where Politics Are Checked At The Trailhead?

June 25, 2021

Our shared love of nature ought to unite us, right?
Chris Hunt escaped to a river to fly fish. Back at camp, he met a citizen who was there at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then, around a campfire, all hell nearly broke loose
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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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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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Pausing to Say Hello—And Goodbye

June 1, 2021

What is your memory of place (and other beings living there)?
Naturalist Susan Marsh wonders: How many of us really see a wild place for what it is—and, if pressed, could we offer an apt eyewitness account after passing through it?
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Study: Wolves Bring Fewer Car Wrecks, Save Money And Human Lives

May 26, 2021

What's the real value of wolves?
New research paper raises tantalizing questions about value of wolves in Wisconsin, especially as western states plot their 21st century re-extermination
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"Antler Scouts" Enter A Brave New Era

May 11, 2021

Every year bull elk shed their antlers
Julie Fustanio reports from Jackson Hole on the annual frenzy of gathering shed wildlife antlers, the covid effect and scouting bringing equality to girls
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