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I was sitting in on a Wyoming Public Lands Initiative meeting last year when a veteran Jackson Hole biologist remarked how the scientific literature indicates mountain biking has a significant impact on wildlife. Those meetings attracted a diverse bunch of folks, including many fellow residents who had made it clear that they weren’t enthused about reclassifying lands because that might limit their favorite outdoor activities, be it mountain biking, snowmobiling or whatever.

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Time for a conservation 'moonshot'

It’s 9:15 on a summer evening in Jackson Hole. A common nighthawk zips above the cottonwoods, its white wing bars giving it away in the twilight. PEEENT! Hear it? Nearby, a great horned owl perches, eyes fixed on a skunk. People in cars are driving home after a satisfying dinner. Others are just no… Read more

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Bridging a future for wildlife

After a shift at the Blackrock Ranger Station in fall 1996, Steve Deutsch was driving his Ford Ranger on Highway 26/89/191 near Moran when … Read more

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Coexisting with our constellations

Out in the middle of the Kelly hayfields, a family of five Nebraskans, clustered around a Dobsonian telescope, looked up and couldn’t conta… Read more

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Helping hurt wildlife: Clinics grow and learn

The five plump marmot pups weren’t having it. Read more

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Imperfect pasture: The way forward for the good of our elk herd

To the casual observer the National Elk Refuge’s setting looks idyllic. Read more

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As economy blooms, carbon emissions boom

Teton County has enjoyed an incredible economic recovery following the Great Recession of 2008, a vibrancy accompanied by one particularly … Read more

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Out in the wild, our impacts are real

On the tail end of an intensive effort to research how recreating people affect wildlife, Bruce Thompson threw himself into a funk. Read more

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Ecological adaptability

Dusk comes quickly in the mountains. The summer sun had just slipped behind the Tetons, the peaks painting a long, dark shadow on the valle… Read more