All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • THE NEW WEST: Conservation Under Siege

    Lawmakers’ attacks on environmental laws don’t serve states’ best interests. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Whether it’s Yellowstone, Grand Teton, our national forests, wildlife refuges or even private ranches, never in the history of America has preserving land,...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Enshrouding Truth

    Trump’s techniques for silencing civil servants are nothing new, but they should be widely discussed and recognized. JACKSON HOLE, WY – With the Trump administration only weeks old, fear and declining morale are already pervasive in federal...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Insights From the North

    Russell Rowland’s new book offers extraordinary wisdom on the Treasure State and the rural West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Wyoming, it’s a state as scarlet as they come, meaning Republican electorally not Communist.  As for neighboring Montana—red...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: From the Gobi to Greater Yellowstone

    What endangered grizzlies in Mongolia can teach us about bruins in the West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Douglas Chadwick was trekking through the Himalayas in search of snow leopards when he unexpectedly spied a grizzly grazing on...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Holding Power Accountable

    Members of the media must not forget the American public is relying on them. JACKSON HOLE, WY – And now the curtain has risen in Washington D.C.: Act 1 on the stage of what some are calling...

    • Posted January 31, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Roaming for Truth

    Filmmaker Ken Burns talks American prairie, writer David McCullough and war in Vietnam. Jackson Hole, WY — When I asked Ken Burns what he thought of our new post-ethics, post-truth, fake-news world, in which distortion of reality...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: A Requiem for Toughie

    What happens when one species no longer cares about the survival of another species? JACKSON HOLE, WY – First, a digression: I completely get Elon Musk’s enthusiasm for a manned space mission to Mars, how it’s part...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: To Live or Die

    Counting the seconds in your grizzly bear moment of truth. JACKSON HOLE, WY— Six seconds: A flash of time and yet, as the adage goes, if it means putting your hand in boiling water or having one’s head...

    • Posted January 10, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Inconvenient Truths

    Saving Greater Yellowstone means confronting its myriad elephants in the room. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson tasked Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their expedition known as the “Corps of Discovery” with finding a...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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