All posts by Todd Wilkinson

About Todd Wilkinson

Todd Wilkinson, founder of Mountain Journal (which just published a long piece on climate change in Greater Yellowstone), is also author of Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek about famous Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear 399 featuring 150 photographs by Tom Mangelsen, available only at
  • The New West: Smithsonian of the West

    The Draper is another crown jewel of the Yellowstone region JACKSON HOLE, WY – Among all the wondrous logistical coordinates in the Yellowstone region, there is just one flat spot on a map where a person can...

    • Posted July 11, 2018
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  • The New West: A Close Look

    Tina Close is a nature artist unlike any other JACKSON HOLE, WY – In Greater Yellowstone valleys like the Gallatin or Tina Close’s former home, Jackson Hole, she will never belong to the taxonomic order known as...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • The New West: The Rural Voter’s Disconnect

    Dems are missing why Trump won in 2016 JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton a thorough shellacking. He beat her by 20 percentage points in Montana. In Wyoming, Trump netted three times as many...

    • Posted June 27, 2018
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  • The New West: The Dishonorable Ousting of Wenk

    Ryan Zinke’s removal of Ystone superintendent has sparked national outrage JACKSON HOLE, WY – After 42.5 years toiling for the same company, doing exceptional, laudable things on behalf of the clients who pay his salary, most employees...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • The New West: Young People and Conservation

    A noted college professor weighs in on the future of a movement and its torchbearers As a Baby Boomer who came of age during the last half of the 20th century, Don Snow saw the rise of...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • The New West: Seeing Through the Bureaucracy

    Secretary Zinke claims to now be a born-again conservationist JACKSON HOLE, WY – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke did something recently he should have done the first week he took over the helm of the Interior Department and...

    • Posted May 28, 2018
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  • The New West: A Western Alliance

    There is connection on the Jackson-Bozeman axis JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jackson Hole is a valley that can be almost impossible to imagine leaving permanently. When people do pull up stakes, other than fleeing over Teton Pass...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • The New West: Reigniting Heated Lessons

    What did Yellowstone fires of 1988 really teach us? Thirty years ago, following spring warmup, a storm pattern rolled into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, leading many to believe the rest of summer would be “normal.” Some 18...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • The New West: Interior Department Mobster

    Ryan Zinke’s meddling with parks reveals his unsavory character Rumors of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s brazen meddling with senior management of the National Park Service have been brewing for a year. Since early 2017, other higher-profile...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • The New West: The Greater Goal

    Let’s have a common place to celebrate our ecosystem JACKSON HOLE, WY – We are Greater Yellowstoneans. We share an ecosystem and yet often it seems as if we dwell in different worlds. Consider the differing politics...

    • Posted April 26, 2018
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