All posts by Todd Wilkinson

  • THE NEW WEST: Wildlife Accounting

    What a study says about the value of a Yellowstone bobcat over a single winter. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For years, conservationist Lisa Robertson and a devoted group of friends in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have tried...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Liz’s Climate Disconnect

    Cheney’s views on climate clash with the U.S. military. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In just nine words spoken last week on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming offered another revealing window into how she interprets...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: What is Patriotism?

    Sifting through American hypocrisy ahead of Independence Day. “Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” – Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), a historian descended from family line of two U.S....

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Wright at 150

    A local place-based builder reflects. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Who in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is advancing extraordinary architecture? What does their work, and the people dwelling inside of it, say about human values? These are questions...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Teaching Coexistence

    Greater Yellowstone’s wildness will only be saved if humans live smarter. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As they recount the grim statistics, Lindsay Jones and Renee Seidler can tell you a lot about co-existence between people and our...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Protected Ideals

    Study refutes Trump administration’s claim that monuments are a liability to communities. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Public lands: a boon for communities in the New West or a bane to our existence? With the value of nature-related...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Liberal Soul Searching

    Montana’s special election begs the question, with weak opponents, why do Democrats keep losing? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Fair and square, Greg Gianforte prevailed in Montana’s special congressional election, held to fill the lone House seat vacated...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Sage Civil Servitude

    Saying goodbye to Yellowstone’s Bob Barbee, a giant of the green and grey. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Gushing at the lip of Old Faithful Geyser last Saturday came an eruption of reverence and mirth. It flooded forth...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Endangered Courage

    Republicans of the West are on a perilous path riding for the Trump brand. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Pretending they were cowboys, Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • THE NEW WEST: Life Aquatic

    Charlie Craighead’s new film offers important lessons about water in the West. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For several years, Charlie Craighead has been piecing together the complicated story of water in Wyoming. As a society, he says,...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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