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Talking Grasslands With Ted Turner

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Ted Turner is one of my personal heroes, going back to his 1977 win of the America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island, at the helm of the boat Courageous. Back then I never would have guessed that I would someday be talking conservation with Ted at his Flying D Ranch in Montana.

A Horseback Account of America's Vanishing Prairie

Robin Walter | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Robin Walter

I peered through my mule's ears at a copper-coated bison squaring off with me in a remote corner of Northeastern Montana, and shortened my reins. Two weeks into a 3-month expedition to document the changing Great Plains landscape, this was our first bison.

The Gift Is Giving

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Gordon

The only thing "new" in this personal litany is to see it illumined by the emotionally hollow, worldly "new" that I witnessed on a long ago airplane ride. What is not new is how deeply satisfying I find my own treasures.

How To Take A Bite Out Of Bison

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.22.2014 | Taste

Bison has always been somewhat of a vague, mythical beast for me. We'd briefly pass over the animal and its "almost extinction" in history class and s...

Saving the Last Wild Bison

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

This week, 139 healthy, genetically pure, wild bison will reclaim a small part of their historic home on the Great Plains when they arrive at the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana on Nov. 13.

Men and Women: Their Changing Roles

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Recent years show the line between male and female roles is becoming blurred. Men are taking a more active part in homemaking and child rearing, and women are thriving in the business world.

Wyoming: Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Jackson Hole is celebrating its centennial. Visitors have been drawn here since the late nineteenth century as dude ranches flourished and wealthy easterners sought the rustic lifestyle of the west.

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

To diminish the animal kingdom is to diminish ourselves. This is the realm of philosophers, poets, healers and shamans. It is not necessarily incompatible with humane and thoughtful management.

Extreme Weather Producing Anthrax

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

The extreme weather the Midwest and Plain states have experienced so far this year has brought about another severe consequence: anthrax.

Bullish for Bison

Neil Zevnik | Posted 06.23.2014 | Taste
Neil Zevnik

Only a few years ago, you were lucky if you could find a small frozen package of ground "buffalo" tucked away in an obscure corner of a market's freezer section. Nowadays bison can be an integral part of a healthy diet.

Who Is Killing Yellowstone's Bison?

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, March 18 (Reuters) - Three bison were shot and killed inside Yellowstone National Park, where huntin...

Metanoia, Ted Turner, and Eco-Capitalism

Brooke Williams | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Brooke Williams

Metanoia. The word can mean a "profound, usually spiritual transformation; or simply a change of mind. All of which made sense to me while reading Last Stand, Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet.

Beyond Yellowstone: When Conservationists Play Offense

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When conservation plays offense, what's at stake is not so much some future loss, but a linked and living landscape that's out there right now, a landscape where it is still possible to see five bears pass by a campfire in a single night.

WATCH: Be Very, Very Quiet Around A Bison

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green

Should you encounter a large bison while strolling the paths of Yellowstone National Park, do keep in mind Elmer Fudd's timeless advice and "be vewy, ...

PHOTO: This Bison Really, Really Loves Carrots

Posted 08.05.2013 | Green

Who knew bison loved carrots so much? Emily Patrick found out that they indeed do adore the vegetable in a hilarious photo of pure culinary joy. ...

The Most Iconic Animals in America's National Parks

The Active Times | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

From great bison herds, howling wolf packs, ancient alligators, regal bighorn sheep, loping moose and elusive wolverines, the animals in North America's national parks are impressive to say the least.

Man Escapes Unharmed From Attack By 1,500 Pound Bison

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.29.2013 | Green

A man who was rammed into a fence by a provoked bison in Utah's Antelope Island State Park over the weekend survived the ordeal without so much as a s...

Alaska Scientists Discover Remains of 40,000-Year-Old Extinct Bison

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

As she scraped cold dirt from the remains of an extinct bison, Pam Groves wrinkled her nose at a rotten-egg smell wafting from gristle that still clun...

Wood Bison Will Return To Alaska's Wild

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - North America's largest living land mammals could roam the Alaska wilderness again by 20...

South Dakota's Bipartisan Bison

Pam Grout | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

Anyone who longs to get up close and personal to nature (besides the bison, Custer State Park has elk, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, mountain goats and pronghorn) should plan a trip here soon.

PHOTOS: America's Oldest Park In Winter

Cindy Ross | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Cindy Ross

Lamar Valley is center stage for wildlife viewing and, on any given winter sunday, biologists and fans have spotting scopes set up along the road, which they'll generously share with visitors.

Rare White Bison Born In Even Rarer Place

Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

Only one in 10 million bison are born white so when one was born last month in Connecticut, of all places, the event was truly historic. As the New...

Tea Party Lawmaker: 'Bambi' Part Of Government Plot

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

A Tea Party lawmaker in Montana said the relocation of 60 bison -- which he blamed on Walt Disney's creation of "Bambi" -- could lead to gas jumping t...

Seven Generations and 130 Years Later, A Circle Is Complete With Bison Homecoming

Sean Gerrity | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Sean Gerrity

Tears came to his eyes, and to many of those listening, when he said that seeing these young bison being released onto this landscape was, to him, a sign that, slowly, things are being set right again.

Montana Tribes Light the Way to Brighter Future for Bison

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

With genetically pure bison back on their ancestral stomping grounds, we have the chance restore our nation's great conservation legacy, preserve our wildlife heritage, and reinvent a classic symbol of our wild American spirit.