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In The Bull's Eye: A Human Swarm Is Overwhelming The Yellowstone Region

July 20, 2021

Greater Yellowstone is a bull's eye for growth
Amid unprecedented development and outdoor recreation pressure, three experts say new strategies urgently needed to save America's most famous wildlife ecosystem
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So, You're Non-White And You Really Want To Work For The US Forest Service?

July 14, 2021

The Forest Service says it is trying to be more inclusive
Melody Mobley, the first African-American woman forester in the storied land management agency, offers suggestions following a career punctuated by adversity
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Slaying Wolves To 'Save' The Elk?

July 14, 2021

More elk today than in nearly 200 years
As Montana and Idaho move to re-decimate their wild wolf populations, MoJo cartoonist John Potter calls out their faulty argument
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In Marley's Memory, He Chooses Survival

July 13, 2021

He credits grizzlies with giving him a reason to live
After suffering the devastating loss of his young daughter, Brad Orsted fell into bleak darkness—then the grizzly-inhabited wild country of Greater Yellowstone led him back into the light
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Tate: Growth Is Rapidly Changing Our Communities And We Do Not Feel Fine

July 12, 2021

A WPA poster promoting Montana in the 1930s
By day he is a practicing therapist; for 40 years he's been a citizen in Bozeman. Timothy Tate sees many Greater Yellowstone towns losing their identity
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Dear Senator Johnson

July 8, 2021

Maybe the senator ought to come West?
Want to know what cartoonist John Potter thinks about the Wisconsin lawmaker's claim that climate change is a bunch of BS? As the West scorches, Potter offers a reply
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Summer, 'The Exuberant Season' Of Bison Life In Yellowstone

July 6, 2021

A mother bison tasting the air in Yellowstone
High drama: Right out his front door, MoJo columnist Steven Fuller bears witness to new bison life—and death
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Deer Spirit

July 5, 2021

Sketch of white-tailed deer running
A new poem from Lois Red Elk about how Lakota/Dakota dream culture and channeling the spirit of nature allows us to connect with the ones we love, even when far away
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Unexpected Switchback: When A Jaunt Up Disappointment Peak Was Anything But

July 1, 2021

Sometimes important pathways circle back on themselves
As Julie Fustanio writes, you never know who you'll meet in the Tetons. Sometimes the encounters deliver more than grand views but a better joyous perspective on life
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Dead Griz Along Yellowstone River Now Subject Of Poaching Investigation

June 30, 2021

Griz 394 now subject of poaching probe
The body of Grizzly 394, a 25-year-old male, attracted lots of human photo ops in Gardiner but now is a criminal case after someone removed its head and claws, officials say
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The Climate Change Neros Of Capitol Hill

June 30, 2021

Can you guess the member of  Congress who is Potter's target?
For those elected officials who continue to deny the scientific facts about climate change, John Potter believes a reckoning is coming and history will judge them harshly
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With Color, Flato Has A Magic Touch

June 29, 2021

Paradise Valley Cloud by Malou Flato
Artist Malou Flato, known nationally for her mixed media explorations of nature, shines in a new showing of oil paintings devoted to Paradise Valley, Montana
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Cease Fire Now: Should Public Lands Be Places Where Politics Are Checked At The Trailhead?

June 25, 2021

Our shared love of nature ought to unite us, right?
Chris Hunt escaped to a river to fly fish. Back at camp, he met a citizen who was there at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Then, around a campfire, all hell nearly broke loose
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Beloved Beasts Is A Perfect Read For The West—And Our Time

June 24, 2021

Nijhuis: We've rallied before—and we can again
New important book by Michelle Nijhuis tracks evolution of American conservation and arrives at this conclusion: there is still hope but we have to act now
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