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Living with grizzlies as neighbors

By Molly Absolon

When I was working with a Kenyan outdoor instructor in Wyoming’s Wind River Range a couple of decades ago, he…

Grizzly bear seen near B Bar Ranch outside Gardiner, Montana, photo credit: Hank Perry www.naturalrealmpictures.com

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The fading miracle of migration

By Pepper Trail

For the past few weeks, dozens of turkey vultures have been circling on thermals over my house in Oregon, preparing…

Snow Geese take flight in Oregon, photo by Pepper Trail

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She mistook a dog for a wolf—and fired

By Amanda Wight

The story of a Montana woman who recently killed and skinned a domestic dog, then proudly posted photos on her…

Wolf watching at Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park, courtesy of NPS

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Wild horses need to stop ruling the range

By Ted Williams

They are icons of America’s past, symbols of our pioneering spirit. Eyes flashing, nostrils flaring, tails obscured by a cloud…

Donald Giannatti via Unsplash, Wild horses Monument Valley, Utah

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Wild horses deserve a home in the west 

By Scott Beckstead

I live in a rural county heavily dependent on ranching and agriculture, and though I often hear people talk about…

Wild horse 5939 available for adoption/courtesy BLM

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Will salmon finally win this year?

By Rocky Barker

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so…

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We need every tool to fight today’s fires

By Stephen Pyne

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or…

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Bison — back where they belong

By Ben Long

Early in the Covid-19 epidemic, I visited the Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. But the…

Bison by the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park

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This grizzly family comes with paparazzi

By Molly Absolon

My neighbor is famous. She has 50,000 followers on Facebook and a recent post on her page there had 4,200…

Mother grizzly 399 and her four cubs

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Wildlife Fauxtography

By Ted Williams

I’m disgusted with American journalism. It’s boring. I blame editors for assigning uninteresting stories, and people interviewed for being evasive….

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Let’s Not Squander the Miracle of Yellowstone

By Todd Wilkinson

Photo credit Doug Smith, National Park Service

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Guess who has outsized clout on public lands?

By Jonathan Thompson

This may be a surprising story. It begins with a working group trying to save the last native bighorn sheep…

Image by Pete Nuij, courtesy of Unsplash

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