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My Golden Weeping Willow—Finding Grounding In The Spectacular Ordinary

February 1, 2018 // Co-existence

A golden weeping willow (MaxPixel)
Naturalist Susan Marsh opens her old journal and muses on boredom, beauty, impermanence and the lament of a favorite tree cut down
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Of Dads And Mountain Daughters

January 30, 2018 // Community, Community Change, Culture

Daughter Abbey on a trip home
A foundational relationship in a woman’s life, its impacts lasting a lifetime
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The Essential Role Of Eco-Capitalism In Saving The Best That Remains

January 29, 2018 // Conservation, Private Lands, The New West

Ted Turner  Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Greater Yellowstone's rich tapestry will be won—or lost—based on what businesspeople do next
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Who Is Willing To Defend American Wilderness?

January 24, 2018 // Public Lands, Wilderness

The Palisades Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming
As attacks on wilderness and environmental laws rage, many citizens wonder why some prominent conservation groups seem to be missing in action?
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The Story Of A River Otter Found Dead In A Snare

January 15, 2018

Photo credit: Dmitry Azovtsev, www.daphoto.info
Wyoming naturalist Susan Marsh says it's high time that society had an adult conversation about the real impacts of fur trapping
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Beholding Creation: Counting Birds At Christmas

December 23, 2017 // Culture, Wildlife

Chickadee Photo courtesy NPS
MoJo's Intrepid Nature Columnist Susan Marsh Carries On A Grand American Holiday Tradition
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Everyone Has An Opinion About Government But Many Citizens Would Flunk Civics

December 11, 2017

In this provocative column by Susan Marsh, she wonders aloud: If citizens are so ignorant about lots of things, are we expecting too much in asking them to know and care about public lands, wildlife and nature?
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What Does It Take To Create A Conservationist?

November 6, 2017

Photo courtesy Michele Parent
Retired Forest Service Wilderness Manager Susan Marsh contemplates what inspires wilderness users to become wilderness protectors.
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Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
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Caretaking America's Wild Homefront

October 3, 2017 // Forest Service, Public Lands

The Gros Ventre Range, photo courtesy  US Forest Service
For Susan Marsh, who donned a Forest Service uniform, mountains were her medicine and protecting wilderness a way of giving back to her country
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A Good Life Writing After Years In The Forest Service

September 20, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Conservation, Culture

Susan Marsh
Mountain Journal columnist Susan Marsh spent three decades working for the US Forest Service, working on recreation and wilderness protection in both the Gallatin National Forest of Montana and Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Today she's an award-wining writer.
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For A Generation, "The Blue Door" Was A Safe Space On Bozeman's Main Street

September 5, 2017

The author contemplates the meaning of red, white and blue from behind the door of his clinical therapy practice in downtown Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy J. Tate says the biggest downside of his community becoming the "it" place is the loss of handshake agreements.
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Columnist Rebecca Watters Navigates Nature Without Borders

August 14, 2017 // Climate Change, Columnists, Conservation, Ecosystem Protection, Wildlife

Columnist Rebecca Watters
Aldo Leopold advised the virtues of thinking like a mountain.  Rebecca Watters invites us to ponder wildness from the perspective of a climate-challenged creature, the wolverine.
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