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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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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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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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Bears Again Paying The Price When People Behave Badly

June 23, 2021

How again is Felicia a "problem" bear?
John Potter wonders aloud: what teaching moment is being squandered as wildlife managers heavy-handedly respond to grizzly bear mother "Felicia" and cubs on Wyoming's Togwotee Pass?
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Wired Differently: Young Americans And Wildland Conservation

June 21, 2021

Young people have their own definitions of wild nature
Professor Don Snow, life-long student of the West, reflects on the generational divides in thinking about nature—what's an improvement and what might not be
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Painting The Wild Sources Of Moving Water

June 16, 2021

Dawn on the Henrys Fork by Dave Hall
Dave Hall celebrates the lifeblood of Greater Yellowstone that reaches millions downstream
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'Four Fifths A Grizzly' Is Chadwick's Reminder That Wildness Resides In Our DNA

June 16, 2021

People and bears share the same biological mosaic
Brot Coburn reviews a new summer book by Douglas Chadwick that makes the case for thinking across big landscapes and understanding what's inside them
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John Heminway: American Master Of Dramatic Earthly Storytelling

June 15, 2021

Heminway on the trail of elephant poachers
From writing for legendary Wyoming outdoorsman Curt Gowdy to exposing elephant ivory poachers on film, John Heminway fights for wildness by telling the truth
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Paean For A Yellowstone Elder

June 10, 2021

After a quarter century he is at permanent rest
After an old grizzly has a final tussle with a rival just outside Yellowstone, George Bumann offers a few worlds in tribute
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