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Improved Lower Yellowstone River Access to Draw Tourism to Eastern Montana

https://www.ypradio.org/business/2021-06-18/improved-lower-yellowstone-river-access-to-draw-tourism-to-eastern-montana?fbclid=IwAR2buceAnrK0Iv-oPO3Wfqh6zPLSnAwFaJJbtuqqLuzl5h6HouQatl4qZrg Forsyth and the Lower Yellowstone River from the window of a small plane on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 The state of Montana is awarding $4 million to build and improve recreational sites and public access along the Lower Yellowstone River in southeastern Montana. Organizers hope to attract outdoor enthusiasts. Local and state officials joined ...
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Livingston passes growth policy, prioritizes housing

The Absaroka mountain range can be seen towering over Livingston in this aerial photo taken June 17, 2021. Livingston city officials and members of several nonprofits took a celebratory flight over Livingston on Thursday to commemorate the passage of the city’s new growth policy. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/economy/livingston-passes-growth-policy-prioritizes-housing/article_807d30cf-fb2c-58d9-938b-cc85d069de06.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0de155ba-ded5-4304-9fb2-b4474c60d965 The city of Livingston has completed its growth policy, a ...
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The Crazy Mountains’ next act

With a heliskiing operation looking for a foothold and the rumored sale of one of the largest ranches in the range, Montanans are wondering what’s next for this isolated and iconic landscape. The Crazy Mountains’ next act An island range patterned with checkerboard land ownership, the Crazy Mountains are the backdrop to one of the ...
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Mike Tuell dip net fisheswith Nat’anni McCaskey, 12. Photograph: Mason Trinca/The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/09/salmon-future-us-dams Salmon are headed to a point of no return throughout the US west. And the impact on Native American communities could be devastating Knee-deep in the rumbling waters of Rapid River in western Idaho, Mike Tuell guided his dip net between boulders and ...
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Rifle High School students receive a pre-flight tutorial at the Rifle Garfield County Airport.Ray K. Erku / Citizen Telegram Wearing an aviation headset, Joshua Thorpe tilted his head toward the window and peered at the mountainous landscape thousands of feet below. Vast rows of solar panels soaked up the sun, emerald pools of water sat ...
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Atmospheric methane — the very potent “other” greenhouse gas — is rising at a shocking rate. Research fingers fracking as a major culprit. https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/dont-let-late-wintry-weather-fool-you-global-warmings-still-here-thanks-in Natural gas, which consists primarily of the potent greenhouse gas methane, is flared off at dusk in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin. As crude oil production has outpaced construction of infrastructure to ...
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https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/flights-over-north-bay-provide-graphic-evidence-of-needed-wildfire-protection/article_d21de5cb-04d7-589d-b3ee-bf21d30438cb.html PETALUMA — The scars left behind by North Bay wildfires, and the expanses of woodland still green but ever vulnerable, can be better appreciated from hundreds of feet above. So says a nonprofit that advocates for the protection of wildlands — and of swaths of the Western states increasingly threatened by devastating firestorms — through ...
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An Aerial Tour of Sonoma County’s Burn Scars (PHOTOS)

https://weather.com/photos/news/2021-05-13-sonoma-county-burn-scars-aerials An aerial view of wildfire burn scars from the Glass Fire are seen in Sonoma County, Calif., on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Bruce Gordon, EcoFlight founder, executive director and pilot, and Dr. Sasha Berleman, director of Fire Forward at Audubon Canyon Ranch, took members of the media aboard a flight out of Petaluma Municipal ...
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TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE INCREDIBLE SAND CREEK DESERT

https://greateryellowstone.org/blog/2021/ecoflight-sandcreek Last fall, Greater Yellowstone Coalition worked with our partners at EcoFlight to obtain some incredible aerial footage of the Sand Creek Desert on the fly. EcoFlight believes that sharing unique aerial perspectives of our remaining wild lands and wildlife encourages environmental stewardship, and we couldn’t agree more. You can view the short film we ...
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Town is first in valley to support initiative organized by conservation group The Mountain Pact https://www.aspentimes.com/news/basalt-council-supports-bidens-pause-on-oil-and-gas-leases-on-public-lands/ The town of Basalt is adding its voice to the debate over President Joe Biden’s decision to temporarily stop leasing public lands for oil and gas exploration to create time to review long-term policies. The Town Council unanimously directed ...
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