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Next Act: Let The Bugling (Of Bull Elk) Begin In Yellowstone

August 29, 2021 // Elk, Wildlife, Yellowstone Winterkeeper

Bull elk in Yellowstone are readying for autumn jousting
Autumn arrives sooner on the Yellowstone Plateau than most other places in the Lower 48. Winterkeeper and Mountain Journal columnist Steven Fuller chronicles the start of a glorious season of jousting
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How A Mega-Mine And A 'Law Without A Brain' Were Defeated On Yellowstone's Back Door

August 26, 2021 // Activism, Mining, Yellowstone

Henderson Mountain would have been sacrificed to mega gold mining
A quarter century after a controversial gold mine was stopped thanks to presidential intervention, one of the green Davids who battled a powerful Canadian giant reflects on the longshot victory
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Why Do We Run Away?

August 23, 2021 // Community Change, Culture, Growth

If you cashed out, where would you go?
Maybe the only hope we have to stop our towns and wild places from changing is to change our belief that their destruction is inevitable.  But, as Timothy Tate writes, it's almost impossible to do
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If Misadventure With Yellowstone Wildlife Were An Olympic Event

August 22, 2021

In Yellowstone, these olympics never stop
In his latest, cartoonist John Potter daydreams on the many different ways critters might take the podium after tourists in America's first national park venture too close
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Last Trek Of The Human Wolverine

August 17, 2021

Until the end he had a twinkle in his eyes for wild country
Joe Gutkoski, a legendary American conservationist, has passed away. Is his style of relentless advocacy for wildlife and wild places the only hope Greater Yellowstone has for keeping its nature from being tamed?
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Wildness Ought To Make Us All The Wiser

August 16, 2021

Imagine Greater Yellowstone if there were no grizzlies
We crave and need contact with nature but, as Joseph Scalia writes in this essay, technology and human numbers are shrinking back the feel of wild places. That's why, he says, we need to protect more of them
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Casting Stones: Believing, But In Name Only?

August 15, 2021

Potter recommends checking out Ephesians 4:31
Amid these contentious times, John Potter wonders whose values are being preached, taught and expressed?


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On Tracy Stone-Manning, Doing Dumb Things In Your 20s And The Game Of 'Gotcha'

August 11, 2021

Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's nominee to lead BLM
As Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management heads toward a vote in the Senate, we reflect in MoJo's 'The Week That Was' on efforts to torpedo her confirmation
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The Tyranny Of Individualism As Destroyer Of Communities And Wild Places

August 10, 2021

How Gardiner rebuilds after fire: Is it a harbinger for Greater Yellowstone?
How a fire in a Yellowstone gateway town reminds that anti-regulation is killing the kind of thinking needed to preserve the best of Greater Yellowstone. Lee Nellis weighs in
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The Messages Bears Bring

August 9, 2021

If bears dreamed about us, what would they see?
Poet Lois Red Elk writes that while bears and people emerged from the same origin dream, it was bruins who came first. Now, to find harmony, we need to be mindful of each other's space
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Mountain Musings

August 8, 2021

Winter view of Bridgers at Pheasant Farm
From his farm along the East Gallatin River north of booming Bozeman, MoJo columnist Tim Crawford reminds us why rural landscapes are worth protecting in exhibition 'Moods of the Bridgers'
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A Yellowstone Wolf-Watching Guide Wonders Aloud: What Century Are We Living In?

August 5, 2021

Montana, Idaho aim to decimate wolves, again
In this op-ed, Phil Knight says that given new laws in Montana and Idaho designed to decimate wolf numbers, it's time to restore federal protection for lobos
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Making Hay Over The West's Draconian Water Laws

August 4, 2021

Good to the last drop, but for whom?
Cartoonist John Potter asks: does it really make common sense to de-water streams and prioritize alfalfa-growing for cows when severe drought affects many more species?
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In This Wolf Man, There Are Enduring Echoes Of Aldo

July 29, 2021

The historic day wolves were restored to Yellowstone
Greater Yellowstone-based scientist Mike Phillips receives Leopold Award, highest honor given by The Wildlife Society for having an impactful career in conservation
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