All posts tagged "conservation"

  • Missing the Boat

    Jackson casts itself as a place to recreate among a pristine ecosystem, but the fish hatchery remains an unsung, underutilized component of its conservation blueprint JACKSON HOLE, WY – An angler perched near Sleeping Indian Pond’s intake...

    • Posted July 30, 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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  • A Legacy of Conservation

    Teton County Republicans host Theodore Roosevelt IV   JACKSON HOLE, WY – When Paul Vogelheim became chairman of the Teton County Republican Party last March, he sat down with the executive committee and members to identify three...

    • Posted May 9, 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: Reclaim Your Conservation Mettle

    How often are we asking tough questions about the future of a movement? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Has the mainstream wildlands conservation movement gone soft, lost its edge, forgotten the hard-earned lessons of the past? Are some...

    • Posted April 20, 2018
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  • FEATURE: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?

    In the pre-dawn hours of a frigid November morning, Heather Hart’s* grandfather awoke to discover another bloody carcass in his pasture. Wolves had devoured a dependable four-year-old cow that he affectionately called Sadie, the night before. And...

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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  • Feature: The Bomb That Went Off Twice, part 3

    The explosive compound RDX helped make America a superpower. Now, it’s poisoning  the nation’s water and soil. By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica.org In early 2000, the EPA issued its most substantial demands in a third order, laying out...

    • Posted February 1, 2018
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  • Trailblazing Turner: The role of eco-capitalism in saving best that remains

        While I was researching my book on Greater Yellowstone media pioneer turned bison rancher Ted Turner (Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet), my thinking about landscape-level conservation began to shift, particularly...

    • Posted February 1, 2018
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  • Political Mining: Industry with Wyoming ties pushes for Trump to make uranium production local again

        During a week that saw President Donald Trump order tariffs on solar panels, solar panel components and washing machines manufactured overseas, one industry with strong ties to Wyoming — uranium mining — is hoping the...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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