Outdoor Recreation Equals Conservation: Debunking The Myth
April 5, 2022
A developer's proposal to build a 'glampground' on the banks of the famous Gallatin River stokes controversy and calls messaging used by American conservation groups about recreation into questionRead More
An Elder And Grandmother Shows How To Touch The Future Winds
April 2, 2022
Lois Red Elk doesn't need poetry to live beyond her time. In just 124 words, she reveals how all of us can pay forward positive thoughts to benefit wildlife and people we may never knowRead More
Is A Toothless Federal Bureaucracy Devoted To Ecosystem Protection Capable Of Doing Its Job?
March 31, 2022
What happens when a bunch of federal bureaucratic agencies are thrown together with a mission to protect America's best wildlife ecosystem? Not enough, argues Earle Layser in part two of his series on YellowstoneRead More
Is Yellowstone Tourism Promotion Helping Or Hurting The Protection Of Wild Places and Wildlife?
March 29, 2022
In Mountain Journal's ongoing series on the topic of limits and our co-existence with Nature, we ponder how advertising, social media and travel writing are negatively impacting the places they toutRead More
Cowboying Up Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Vulnerable
March 28, 2022
Western men and women often evince the "I don't need nobody to care for me" look but all they really want is to feel connection. A new column about toughness by psychotherapist Timothy TateRead More
Wherever You Find Fun Outside, Crazy Creek Has Your Back Covered
March 23, 2022
Red Lodge, Montana-based maker of portable chairs, a favorite of active outdoorspeople in the Rockies, is also devoted to protecting the Greater Yellowstone EcosystemRead More
How Much Is Enough? (To Save Or Destroy A World-Class Ecosystem?)
March 13, 2022
New ongoing MoJo series comes at time of record visitation to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, crowded rivers, exploding development pressure, surging outdoor recreation and climate changeRead More
In Lakota, Cante t’insya Manipelo Means 'They Walk Courageously'
March 4, 2022
From the prairie, Lois Red Elk (Hunkpapa/Isante/Yankton) shares a poem—and opens her heart—to the people of UkraineRead More
How Serious Are We, Really, About Protecting The Yellowstone Ecosystem?
February 9, 2022
If the answer is saving America's greatest wildlife region, Catherine Semcer writes, then a more valiant and courageous effort aimed at conserving private lands needs to begin right nowRead More
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Speaks Up On Wolves, But Is It Enough?
February 8, 2022
Tribes, conservation groups, even former Fish and Wildlife Service director say she should emergency re-list wolves with federal protection. Why does she balk?Read More
Feeling A Deeper Grief When Winter Doesn't Come
February 5, 2022
In her new poem "Mile Marker 605," Lois Red Elk speaks to the bleakness of this season in Indian Country as exemplified in the vision of roadkillRead More
Is More Group “Awe” The Magic We Need To Save Greater Yellowstone?
February 4, 2022
Studies show that those who are more humble, giving and respectful of nature are better, more virtuous and likable peopleRead More
Beyond Money: The Failure Of Economics To Account For The Value Of Wild Places
February 3, 2022
Outdoor recreation in America is worth nearly $1 trillion annually but like any consumptive industry, it can make nature a casualtyRead More
We Outdoor Recreationists—All Of Us— Are Displacing Wildlife
January 31, 2022
Scientist April Craighead shares what the Craighead Institute has found so far in its examination of user impacts on wildlife near Bozeman, attitudes toward animals and each otherRead More