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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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Amid Partisan Jousting And Talk Of Government Shutdown, Why National Parks Matter

January 19, 2018 // Yellowstone

Old Faithful erupts at night beneath the clear constellation of The Milky Way. Photograph by Neil Herbert/NPS
One teenager's desperate pilgrimage to see Old Faithful erupt is reminder of why we need grown adults making decisions in Congress
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The Guy We All Wanted To Know—And Count As Our Friend

January 18, 2018

David J Swift
David J. Swift dies in Jackson Hole and we remember his everlasting spirit
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Montana's Three Amigos Are Stars In Trump's Radical Anti-Environmental Agenda

January 9, 2018 // Public Lands

 Steve Daines, Ryan Zinke and Greg Gianforte
As the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show opens in Denver, columnist Tim Crawford warns against giving away federal Western lands
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Trading Away Wildness For Oil And Tax Breaks

December 26, 2017 // Opinion, Public Lands

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A respected Wyoming conservationist schools a U.S. senator after he votes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy development
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The Undeniable Value of Wolves, Bears, Lions And Coyotes In Battling Disease

December 11, 2017

Photo courtesy NPS / Jacob W. Frank
Part 4 in Mountain Journal's series on Chronic Wasting Disease and the threat it poses to America's wildest ecosystem. By killing predators, are states that still cling to Little Red Riding Hood shooting themselves in the foot?
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Making Teddy Roosevelt Mad Not Proud: Trump and Zinke Score A Witless Triumph In Utah

December 5, 2017

Zinke photo courtesy Gage Skidmore/flickr.  Trump photo courtesy Michael Vadon/Flickr
The U.S. President And His Interior Secretary Demonstrate A Clueless Understanding Of Economics Driving The New West.
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When Peter Pan Enters Middle Age

November 21, 2017 // Community, Community Change

So full of vim and vigor in their youth, men in many mountain towns live lives based on athletic achievement, independence and focus on self—and then middle age delivers a crushing blow of reality
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Chronic Wasting Disease Strikes Montana And Continues Its March On Yellowstone

November 16, 2017 // Chronic Wasting Disease, Public Lands, Wildlife, Yellowstone

elk graph
Part 3 in Mountain Journal's ongoing series on Chronic Wasting Disease. With ultra-deadly CWD now in Montana wildlife for first time, critics say public officials are demonstrating irresponsibility by having no coordinated plan for confronting the disease
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To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
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Is The Silencer Gun Controversy Leaving Us More Tone Deaf?

October 26, 2017 // Hunting, Public Lands

Various kinds of suppressors that cal also be placed on hunting rifles and shotguns
Franz Camenzind Teases Apart One Disquieting Piece Of A Very Bad Anti-Conservation Bill In Congress
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America's National Elk Refuge: A ‘Miasmic Zone Of Life-Threatening Diseases'

October 17, 2017 // Public Lands, Science, Wildlife

Will the National Elk Refuge become ground zero for catastrophic disease? Photo courtesy National Elk Refuge
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is known internationally for its wildlife. With the arrival of Chronic Wasting Disease looming, the epicenter of a deadly outbreak would be western Wyoming and the home to America's "national elk herd". Part 2 in Mountain Journal's series looking at the coming wildlife plague.
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George Carlson's Perpetual State Of Wonder

October 9, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, MoJo Profile

"Sentinel Bluffs" by George Carlson
George Carlson is considered one of the best contemporary nature painters in the world. Mountain Journal visited the American master at his studio and took a deep dive into his reverence for wild landscapes
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It's Election Season And The Future Of Bozeman Is At Stake

October 4, 2017 // Bozeman, Growth—Good, Bad & Ugly

Bozeman's parade of growth
Bozeman is the fastest-growing city in Montana and Tim Crawford questions whether its elected officials are capable of dealing with the hard issues of growth
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