All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • THE NEW WEST: When Green Groups Go Missing

    In the absence of conservation leaders, a musher thinks of his kids and leads a climate march. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jason Matthews makes his living on snow and ice. During winter, he purveys dogsled rides to...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Creativity That Fosters Conservation

    An impending anniversary should remind locals of the art hub sitting in their backyard. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As Greater Yellowstonians, there is much we take for granted, especially if one has never dwelled beyond the provincial...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Earth to Trump

    The past paints a grim picture of what happens in the absence of environmental regulations. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Earth Day is Saturday—the 47th time it’s been commemorated since the first one was held in 1970. In...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Gadget Break-Up

    Do we have the will to disconnect? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Those ingenious marvels of technology we carry in our hands—the deceivingly addictive screens of Huxleyan soma that literally, according to scientists, are rewiring our brains and...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Protecting Place

    Yellowstone’s Dan Wenk warns the ecosystem will only be saved by hard choices and vision. JACKSON HOLE, WY – More than four decades ago, Dan Wenk was a college student in Michigan intent upon becoming a professional...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Alternative Animal Facts

    What happens when ‘wildlife photography’ masquerades as something it’s not? JACKSON HOLE, WY – With each passing day, it seems, we learn more about the insidious impact of “fake news”—how politicians, companies, governments and operatives with hidden...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: The Real Prey

    An Idaho boy almost becomes a casualty of the Western war waged on predators. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Most readers here have probably never heard of the notorious “M-44.” It’s not a gun, but rather a different...

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Path to the Past

    Photographer Bradly Boner’s book is a visual marvel that stirs important discussion. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I had been waiting months for Bradly Boner’s book to arrive, after making a contribution to his successful request for funding...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: The Silent Majority

    Who in the GOP has the courage to challenge Trump’s lies? JACKSON HOLE, WY – So our beloved country has reached the point of insanity emanating from the very top—a sitting American president making allegations in the...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • 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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