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It's easy to focus on the dramatic decline in Yellowstone Cutthroat numbers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem — but they're not the only native fish in trouble. They're not even the only cutthroat in trouble. When Lewis and Clark camped at the Great Falls of the Missouri River 200 years ago and [ READ MORE... ]
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As you head north out of Santa Fe on US-285 there is a prominent overpass spanning the highway. Stamped deep in its massive upper concrete support beam, in big, bold letters that cover the entire length of the four lane interchange, are the words, “Tierra Sagrada,” — “Sacred Land.” The notion of [ READ MORE... ]
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One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, New Fish No matter how many shots I see of these bright red, kype-jawed monsters, the sheer majesty of the species still strikes me. The New York Times shares some great photos of sockeye salmon in the Bristol Bay area. via The New York Times Slinging Streamers [ READ MORE... ]
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A tribute to The West’s great river Growing up in the upper midwest, the Columbia River took on a nearly mythical quality while I read the history of its taming. It may not be the giant brawler that it once was, but it’s still an amazing river with a deep impact on those who live near it. On a [ READ MORE... ]