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What I Learned After 3 Months of Camping with a Toddler

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What I Learned After 3 Months of Camping with a Toddler

Prior to having children, my wife and I had made an annual tradition of leaving our Michigan home each summer to camp and explore the public lands of the American West for months at a time. When our son arrived in 2018, we decided the show must go on. So, five months later, we hit the road. I knew a...
Mark Kenyon Jun 15, 2022
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Video: Historic Flood Causes Yellowstone to Evacuate Tourists

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Video: Historic Flood Causes Yellowstone to Evacuate Tourists

On Monday, June 13, the Yellowstone River burst at the seams with historic flows of raging, chocolatey-brown runoff water. The roaring current wiped out Tom Miner Bridge outside of Gardiner before noon. Flood waters are eating away at paved roads, mud and rockslides are blocking means of travel, and...
Maggie Hudlow Jun 13, 2022
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The EPA Wants Your Input on Permanently Protecting Bristol Bay

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The EPA Wants Your Input on Permanently Protecting Bristol Bay

On May 25, the Environmental Protection Agency released a plan that would effectively prohibit the development of the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The proposed determination, under force of the 1972 Clean Water Act, would bar the Canadian mining conglomerate seeking to...
Sam Lungren Jun 2, 2022
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Vanishing Trails, Part 1: The Battle for One of the West's Most Beloved Mountain Ranges

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Vanishing Trails, Part 1: The Battle for One of the West's Most Beloved Mountain Ranges

“Vanishing Trails” is a series of articles about prescriptive easements and public access in Montana. On October 21, 2021, during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing, New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich brought the microphone to his mouth, flipped his pencil around in his...
Katie Hill May 31, 2022
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A Small Hunting Town Caught Between Industrial Pollution and Environmental Activism

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A Small Hunting Town Caught Between Industrial Pollution and Environmental Activism

“Boy, those Branch Davidians sure did get a bum deal.” I sat in the back seat of the truck not quite sure I understood what Ron Harper had said. It had been 20 years since I’d even thought of David Koresh and the ATF invasion of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. Back then, Harper had been...
Mati Bishop May 18, 2022
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Location of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Finally Revealed

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Location of Forrest Fenn’s Treasure Finally Revealed

The decade-long search for Forrest Fenn’s treasure ended two years ago, but the hunt for answers has not. Although details have slowly surfaced since Jack Stuef located the gold-filled chest, the greatest Fenn mystery of all remained unsolved: Where was the treasure hidden? Finally last week, we got...
Spencer Neuharth May 13, 2022
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New Criminal Charges Dropped, but Corner Crossing Case Could Still Set Precedent

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New Criminal Charges Dropped, but Corner Crossing Case Could Still Set Precedent

Four hunters from Missouri were acquitted of criminal trespass and trespass to hunt on April 29 in Wyoming’s Carbon County Circuit Court relating to events where they “corner crossed” between adjacent checkerboard parcels of public lands in 2021. However, just before that jury trial began, three of...
Sam Lungren May 11, 2022
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What the Wyoming Corner Crossing Verdict Means for Hunters

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What the Wyoming Corner Crossing Verdict Means for Hunters

Public land hunters across the country celebrated Friday as a jury quickly delivered a not-guilty verdict in the high-profile case of four Missourians charged with trespassing in Wyoming last fall. That means those four men in their particular situation did not commit a crime. It does not mean that...
Sam Lungren May 2, 2022
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New Senate Bill Would Turn Public Lands Into Housing Developments

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New Senate Bill Would Turn Public Lands Into Housing Developments

A new bill in the United States Senate would allow state and local governments across the West to purchase federally-managed public lands at steeply discounted prices. If the bill’s author gets his wish, those lands would then be earmarked for housing development. S.4062 was introduced on April...
Travis Hall Apr 18, 2022
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What President Biden's "30x30" Plan Means for Hunters and Anglers

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What President Biden's "30x30" Plan Means for Hunters and Anglers

By now you’ve likely heard about President Joe Biden’s “30x30” initiative. Also known as “America the Beautiful,” the program aims to conserve 30% of America’s lands and waters by the year 2030. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, about 12% of the United States’ landmass and 23% of its...
Jordan Sillars Apr 1, 2022
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How One 80-Year-Old Angler Might Change Colorado Stream Access Forever

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How One 80-Year-Old Angler Might Change Colorado Stream Access Forever

On a bluebird day in August 2012, a 71-year-old fly fisherman named Roger Hill was wading his favorite stretch of the Arkansas River, just downstream from Salida, Colorado, when he noticed a baseball-sized rock falling from a high bluff above his head. The rock plummeting toward him—the first of...
Travis Hall Mar 29, 2022
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