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Who Are The Biggest NIMBYS?

November 7, 2021

Do only people have rights to privacy and liberty?
Once again, John Potter pokes fun at humans who fail to grasp the irony of intolerance when we invade the wild backyards of others
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A Nourishment Of Reverence Across Generations

November 7, 2021

"The Deer Dancer" by Woody Crumbo
Poet Lois Red Elk reflects on how, for thousands of years, the aftermaths of successful autumn hunts have been times of coming together for families expressing reverence to the creator
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How Do We Continue The Miracle Of US Grizzly Conservation?

November 6, 2021

In many ways, the fate of Grizzly 399 and cubs in in our hands
Fate of Jackson Hole Grizzly 399, human-bear co-existence and Montana laws hostile to grizzlies will be discussed in virtual town hall Monday night by Servheen, Hilty and Mangelsen. You're invited
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Surrendering Nature To Politics: Are US National Parks In Retreat?

November 3, 2021

Wapiti vs. cattle: In this range war, who should win?
The triumph of cattle and farmers over elk in Point Reyes echoes the same public outrage involving wapiti, wolves and bison in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Grand Canyon
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Evolution Of A Young Climate Activist

October 23, 2021

Strolling at the front end of a youth movement
Two Lilys:  A high school reporter who is going places interviews a contemporary who isn't content to sit on the sidelines. She's taking action
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Lobo Delusions?

October 19, 2021

Is the problem wolves or fairy tales?
Cartoonist John Potter says Montana's rabid anti-wolf policies, lacking in facts and common sense, are just plain crazy. And they're giving the state a self-inflicted black eye
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Montana’s Wildlife Depends On Private Sector Partners—Let's Reward Them: A PERC Rebuttal

October 15, 2021

How does wildlife become asset, not liability on private land?
Should hunting tags be awarded to private landowners who provide important habitat for public wildlife? PERC says incentivizing conservation on private land is essential
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Yellowstone Confronts Its Past

October 11, 2021

Tribes are bringing deeper, truer meaning to Yellowstone
Homeland and crossroads for at least 27 indigenous tribes, Yellowstone as a place has an ancient human history—one seldom acknowledged in its first 150 years as a park
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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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Scientists Say Gianforte's Anti-Wolf, Anti-Grizzly Policies In Montana Have No Scientific Basis

October 2, 2021 // Wildlife, Wolves, Yellowstone

Wolves and grizzlies target of Montana's anti-predator laws
Prominent group of wildlife professionals with 1,500 years of experience condemn Montana's new laws targeting wolves. Already pups from popular Yellowstone wolf pack have been killed
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If Darwin Created A Field Guide For Yellowstone National Petting Zoo

September 29, 2021 // John Potter, Yellowstone

The creatures of Jellystone
Cartoonist John Potter creates this handy pamphlet for the ecologically illiterate headed to Yellowstone and Grand Teton
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Montana Wolf Policies Are Destroying State's Reputation As Beacon For Wildlife Management

September 26, 2021 // Montana, Wolves

Yellowstone wolves have already been needlessly killed
Seven respected former wildlife commissioners, all hunters, condemn Montana governor and lawmakers for their callous, unscientific promotion of wolf slaughter 
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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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