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February 23, 2018 // Yellowstone

Yellowstone's legendary "winter keeper" Steven Fuller takes readers on an intimate exploration of the world's first national park. Every few days he serves up a new dispatch here
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Why Some Western Towns Live Or Die

February 15, 2018

 Photo courtesy Dave Touissant (photographersnature.com)
A prominent economist explains the value of public land for 21st-century America
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Are Trump, GOP Fueling A Blue, Green Tidal Wave?

February 1, 2018 // Conservation, Public Lands, The New West

Congressional redistricting and deepening support for conservation could soon be re-shaping the map of America
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The Killing Fields Await Yellowstone Bison Once Again In Montana

December 15, 2017 // Yellowstone

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More than 10,000 Yellowstone bison have been killed based on a faulty premise. Like the worry over Chronic Wasting Disease, this controversy has connections to Wyoming's feedgrounds
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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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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

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

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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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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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Charting The Rise Of A Famous Grizzly Bear Mother In Jackson Hole

October 3, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, The New West

"First Light-Grizzly", Thomas Mangelsen's photograph of Grizzly 399 crossing the Snake River, is awe-inspiring.  But events in a bear's life can turn on perilous moments.
People Forget That Before Grizzly 399 Became The World's Most Famous Bear, There Was Jackson Hole Grizzly Mama 474
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Wilderness: America's Second-Best Idea Is Under Attack—Unfortunately By Some Recreationists

September 6, 2017 // Wilderness

Detail of Monte Dolack's painting A Peaceable Kingdom of Wilderness
In this second part of an ongoing series on wilderness in America, MoJo columnist Franz Camenzind shines a light on efforts in Congress to roll back federal protection for wilderness. One of the main surprising instigators, he says, are mountain bikers masquerading as conservationists.


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Marshall Cutchin Brings Modern Thinking To Heraclitus' "Same River Twice"

August 14, 2017 // Columnists, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Water, Wildlife

Marshall Cutchin
Marshall Cutchin, publisher of world's largest online flyfishing webzine, joins MoJo stable of writers.  You don't have to be an angler to appreciate Cutchin's incisive thoughts about the value of nature in our lives.
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Sue Cedarholm Is Creating One New Painting, Every Day, For A Year

June 1, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Columnists, Culture

Sue Cedarhom
Through her column, "Watercolor Diary," the Jackson Hole artist will share vignettes about her interludes outdoors.
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The Winterkeeper's Great Chasm—As You've Never Known It Before

February 11, 2008 // Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Besides being jaw dropping, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has geysers, hidden spectacles and a mountain of volcanic ash.
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