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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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This Generation Will Be Judged By Whether It Let Salmon Runs Go Extinct

July 27, 2021

Dammed rivers have pushed salmon to the brink
Chris Wood, the national leader of Trout Unlimited, writes in this guest essay that salmon and steelhead can recover if given a chance. But time is running out
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In The American West, These New Job Prospects Are Burning Hot

July 21, 2021

Optimists always see the glass as half full
In his latest MoJo cartoon, John Potter suggests that less precipitation, rising temps and super droughts are making current notions of 'forest health' obsolete
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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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