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The Sacred Songs We Know But Do Not Sing

December 10, 2022

The sustenance of a sentient spirit
From the high prairie, poet Lois Red Elk looks toward the solstice and pays tribute to the deer people
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Doug Peacock Calls Out Loss Of Mother Griz And Cubs In Idaho

December 8, 2022

A Greater Yellowstone grizzly mother and cub
The longtime grizzly conservation activist argues in this opinion piece that fed, state actions are undermining their push to delist bears
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Op-Ed: Citizens Reject POWDR's Holland Lake Lodge Expansion

December 6, 2022

Holland Lake dons her fall colors
Members of Save Holland Lake praise the Forest Service for denying Utah developer's plan to bring industrial tourism to shores of lake set in important wildlife habitat
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Yellowstone: Icon of Infamy or Convenient Scapegoat?

December 5, 2022

A family of Sheepeaters (Tukudika) photographed west of Yellowstone in 1871
Montana writer Todd Burritt pens a scathing review of Megan Kate Nelson's portrayal of America's first national park in her book 'Saving Yellowstone'
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Mystical American Rivers Can Run Through Your Living Room

December 1, 2022

"Dawn in Lavender," a painting by Dave Hall
Dave Hall, who has gained renown as "the painter of Greater Yellowstone rivers," is on a quest to protect the ecosystem one great riverscape at a time. You can join him
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How Do We Prevent Wild Greater Yellowstone from Unraveling?

November 29, 2022

Pronghorn migration in Greater Yellowstone
Special report: What can be done to save the Yellowstone ecosystem? If we're serious and want to have a reason for hope, here are several big ideas for how to do it
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Would New Recreation Bill Bring Negative Impacts to Wildlife and Sensitive Public Lands?

November 10, 2022

Packing them in: Jenny Lake in the Tetons has become a symbol of crowding in national parks
It's called the "America's Recreation Act of 2022." Retired Forest Service veteran and MoJo columnist Susan Marsh says building bigger parking lots no answer for crowding problems

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The 'Wild West' Is Finite: Let's Not Consume It All

November 7, 2022

Sandhill cranes delight us—and they rely on our stewardship of habitat
Dorothy Bradley devoted her career to protecting Montana's sense of place. Now, in her twilight years, she says the conquering of nature has got to stop
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Why 'Yellowstone' Rancher John Dutton Says 'Progress' Is Destroying The Wild Rural West

October 27, 2022

The "balance" between private land development and conservation is landing hard on some of America's most famous wildlife populations
The only way Greater Yellowstone, America's most iconic wildlife ecosystem, stands a chance of being saved is if there's a game plan. Glaringly, none now exists
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In Many Mountain Towns, Affordable Shelter Is An Elusive Holy Grail

October 17, 2022

The worker struggles in Durango are present in many Western mountain towns
When no home is affordable, where do longtime locals and essential workers live? How is the problem fixed when 'the free market' fails?
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Citizen Groundswell Rises Up To Keep A Montana Lake Quaint

October 7, 2022

Would an industrial strength outdoor recreation resort 'enhance' Holland Lake?
Utah outdoor adventure company, known for running ski resorts, seeks Forest Service permission to dramatically expand human footprint on Holland Lake 
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When Mountains Tower As Metaphor For Hubris

October 2, 2022 // Forest Service, Jackson Hole

A rural road leading into the Crazies
In Elise Atchison's novel, Crazy Mountain, developers descend, newcomers live behind gates, and locals surrender their heritage. But at what cost?
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'Wild' Horses: Are There 'Too Many' In The West?

September 26, 2022

A wild horse in central Wyoming
Few topics stir more passion. In Writers on the Range, Ted Williams and Scott Beckstead debate wild horse management
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Mountain Journal Adds Managing Editor To Expand Its Impact

September 23, 2022

MoJo's new ME Joe O'Connor
Joseph T. O'Connor, multi-media veteran in covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, joins MoJo team as part of series of big operational moves
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