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'Unbroken Wilderness:' Big Sky And The Human Appetite For Consuming Wildness

May 15, 2020

Snow reveals landscape fragmentation at Big Sky
Big Sky is considered one of the biggest environmental challenges in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its impacts are spilling into the wild Gallatins
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'Unbroken Wilderness:' Some Call The Porcupine And Buffalo Horn 'Holy Land'

May 14, 2020

High above the Buffalo Horn
As animal highways important to Yellowstone Park, Bart Koehler says they are also the Gallatins' beating wild heart—and deserve protection

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‘Unbroken Wilderness:’ The Quest To Save The Wild Gallatins

May 12, 2020

The Gallatins: wilder than most US national parks
For this American mountain range vital to Yellowstone's world-class wildlife, Bart Koehler reflects on why protecting it is one of the most important conservation issues in the West
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One of America's Biggest Wildlife Conservation Issues You Need To Know About

May 6, 2020

The Wild Gallatin Crest
Stretching between Yellowstone National Park and Bozeman, the Gallatins are the only mountains rimming Yellowstone without significant wilderness protection. Will the Forest Service show vision?
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Ron Marlenee Was A Proud Burr In The Hiking Boots Of Environmentalists

April 30, 2020

The late Ron Marlenee
The former Montana Congressman who died this week could be prickly but he delighted in delivering zingers and representing rural people
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Covid-19 And Climate Change Pose Similar Challenges For Montana And The Greater Yellowstone Region

April 26, 2020

A forest fire in Yellowstone
The arrival of novel coronavirus, two scientists say, is forcing us to move beyond short-term thinking—the exact thing preventing us from dealing with the climate change future
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Our Communities Are Being Defined By How We Respond To Covid-19

April 23, 2020

Giving creates infectious hope
Give Big, the annual celebration of non-profits, arrives at a crucial moment when citizens are anxious to get out—and rally. We guarantee this interview with Bridget Wilkinson will open your heart
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Chronic Wasting Disease: America's Homegrown Contagion That Lumbers On Four Hooves

April 12, 2020

Acronym for a series emerging zoosis (disease)
Forget, for a moment, Covid-19 and bats. Epidemiologists say we need to take seriously this wildlife version of Mad Cow rapidly spreading across the country. First in a new investigative series
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How Do We Rejoin The Interconnected Community Of Nature?

April 6, 2020

Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
Naturalist turned new mom Katie Shepherd Christiansen says we ought to reflect on how we can treat wild country with more respect
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Howling, To Your Heart's Content

April 3, 2020

Painting title "Van Gogh Never Howled To The Moon."
Westerners aren't singing like Caruso from their balconies; they're greeting each other like a pack of fellow lonesome lobos
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Tom Brokaw Says More Than Ever We Need A National Leader

March 25, 2020

How would FDR address nation about coronavirus?
Legendary NBC newsman and longtime Greater Yellowstone resident reflects on values of 'The Greatest Generation'
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Of God And Guns: How The Sagebrush Rebellion Turned Into A Hotbed Of Armed Modern Radicals

March 24, 2020

A cowboy petroglyph?
In this excerpt from Betsy Gaines Quammen's new book 'American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West,' the author explores how Utah became the center of anti-federalism
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Does Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Not Understand Coronavirus Threat?

March 23, 2020

Wolf and grizzly watchers in Yellowstone
Critics condemn Trump's top public land cabinet minister for telling people to visit Yellowstone and other parks during a pandemic. UPDATE: Yellowstone and Grand Teton closed Tuesday, March 24 until further notice
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Can This Pause Make Us Smarter About How We Protect Yellowstone?

March 18, 2020

The Upper Yellowstone Valley
The ecosystem holding America's first national park is facing whirlwind changes. The slowdown could be the wake-up call we need.
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