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How Much Is Enough? (To Save Or Destroy A World-Class Ecosystem?)

March 13, 2022

How much is enough to save or destroy an ecosystem
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 change
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Zen In The Mountains: Bill Nevins Interviews William DeBuys

March 7, 2022

William deBuys and a primate friend he met in Asia
With a Covid-era book out, the New Mexico writer and thought leader reflects on the search for meaning, Peter Matthiessen and mountain sacredness
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Gov. Lionheart? How Montana's Greg Gianforte Harvested A Yellowstone Cougar

March 3, 2022

A treed cougar in Yellowstone like the one taken by Gianforte
The Montana governor's spokeswoman refused to answer questions after word spread of Greg Gianforte taking a cougar near the same place where he felled a Yellowstone wolf in a trap
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Montana Governor Dodged Accountability After He Shot Yellowstone Research Lion Out Of Tree

March 2, 2022

A treed cougar in Yellowstone like the one taken by Gianforte
The governor's spokeswoman refused to do her job in answering questions after rumors spread of Greg Gianforte shooting a cougar near same place where he killed a Yellowstone wolf in a trap 
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Truth, Illusion And The Reality There's So Much More

February 26, 2022

Nature opens our hearts and minds to more than facts
If science can't measure something or we humans can't perceive it, does that mean it doesn't exist? Susan Marsh weighs in, wrestling with the ways facts fall short in explaining a deeper spirit in nature
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How Serious Are We, Really, About Protecting The Yellowstone Ecosystem?

February 9, 2022

What's good for grizzlies is good for all Greater Yellowstone wildlife
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 now
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Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Speaks Up On Wolves, But Is It Enough?

February 8, 2022

A gray wolf in Yellowstone
Tribes, conservation groups, even former Fish and Wildlife Service director say she should emergency re-list wolves with federal protection. Why does she balk?
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Is More Group “Awe” The Magic We Need To Save Greater Yellowstone?

February 4, 2022

Does Aurora Borealis fill you with humility?
Studies show that those who are more humble, giving and respectful of nature are better, more virtuous and likable people
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Beyond Money: The Failure Of Economics To Account For The Value Of Wild Places

February 3, 2022

A bison in Yellowstone
Outdoor recreation in America is worth nearly $1 trillion annually but like any consumptive industry, it can make nature a casualty
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We Outdoor Recreationists—All Of Us— Are Displacing Wildlife

January 31, 2022

The crush of Covid visitation has created a new reality
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 other
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Dancing With The Mariposa Lilies of Renewal

January 30, 2022

A lone hiker on the Death Canyon Shelf Trail in Grand Teton Park
Naturalist Susan Marsh ponders the life of resilient mountain wildflowers to gain perspective on the gap not between us and nature, but between us and other people
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A Winterkeeper's Reflections On Yellowstone's State Of Ambient Beings

January 29, 2022

For half a century winter has been Steve Fuller's muse
In a stirring presentation of fantastical imagery, Steve Fuller shows why—and how—Yellowstone becomes wonderland when temperatures fall, the snow flies and water turns to ice
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Prominent Scientists Push Back Against Delisting Grizzly Bears: Op-Ed

January 13, 2022

Grizzly 399 and one of her recent cubs
When it comes to assessing biological recovery of grizzlies, who is better informed—people who study wildlife for a living or governors and legislators who dislike grizzlies and wolves?
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The Strength Of Great Trees Is Grounded In Deep Roots

January 9, 2022

An old cottonwood reflected in the water
Poet Lois Red Elk reminds that the obvious things we savor about place, wildlife and community have deeper underpinnings in the earth
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