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Ben Long

Ben Long

Ben Long is a father, conservationist and outdoorsman in Kalispell, Montana. His writing appears in Outdoor Life, Bugle and he is the founding editor of Backcountry Journal.

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Breach It and They Will Come

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Breach It and They Will Come

An idea once considered radical—removing dams on rivers to restore fisheries—is becoming mainstream as scores of conservation efforts are paying off with restored river habitats and rejuvenated fisheries across North America. In 1981, when the environmental group Earth First! wanted a publicity...
Sage Grouse: Hunters Have Skin in the Game

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Sage Grouse: Hunters Have Skin in the Game

You may never swing a shotgun after a sage grouse, the largest North American grouse, but you still have skin in the game in the fight for their future. That is because sage grouse represent something much larger than the upland birds themselves: the public lands and sagebrush steppe habitat...