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Fly Fishing and Carbon Neutral

From the mega-fires in the western US (and now in Europe); ongoing (and worsening) drought across the planet; more violent storms and patterns of  occurrence; to seasonal shifts (e.g., spring arriving earlier and shorter winters). But while the reality of…

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Yellowstone Faces Accelerating Climate Change

The recent floods around Yellowstone National Park (YNP) and its surrounding areas have been well reported by the national news media. As someone who has made many trips to YNP over the years, including driving through the magnificent Paradise Valley…

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Earth Day and Electric Vehicle Dreams

Today is Earth Day, and as I’ve written before, the idea of a future in which people drive non-polluting Electric Vehicles (EV), powered by renewable energy,  is the stuff of dreams for a world entering a full-blown climate emergency. In…

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1% for the Planet – 20th Anniversary Interview

1% for the Planet was founded in 2002 by Craig Matthews (former owner of Blue Ribbon Flies) and Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia). They have been friends and fishing buddies since the 1980s when Yvon walked into Blue Ribbon Flies…

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A Catastrophe in the Making UPDATE

UPDATED:  Late on 12/1/21, flows were restored through the Hebgen Lake Dam by Northwest Power.  It will be some time before fisheries biologists will be able to assess the amount of fish kill. Hebgen Lake Dam in southwest Montana is…

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Listen to the Dinosaur

What a clever way of delivering this message:

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New West Fantasy Lands – A Reflection

In my last post, I wrote of the growth issues facing Greater Yellowstone and, specifically, Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. These can always be topics fraught with a sense of self-interest, and mixed with elements of envy and resentment. Seeing…

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New West Fantasy Lands

Imagine planting Minneapolis on Bozeman, Montana. The image above depicts what the results. But that might be more than a fanciful proposition. With its current population growth, Bozeman and the Gallatin valley, population approximately 105,000, could reach a population of…

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Big Sky, Green River

The planet is burning, and the arsonists are in charge – so says an environmental writer. Difficult to disagree with that assessment. Another reality is the rivers of the West are dying and the same class of people – the…

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Cool July Morning

The rest of the country, at least out West, is broiling with drought and wildfires – so why was I cold this morning? After dropping off our dog Henry for one of his twice-weekly play dates at Furry Farms doggie…

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