The Amerian Prairie Reserve manages nearly 400,000 acres of former ranchland in northeastern Montana. They're kicking out cattle and replacing them with wild bison.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Conservation Group Buys Ranches, Replaces Cattle With Wild Bison And Glamping

This is about two very different visions of how we should use land in the American West. On the Great Plains of Montana, conservationists and tribes want to rewind the clock and return wild bison to the shortgrass prairie. But cowboys and ranchers say if that happens, their way of life – their very culture – will disappear.

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Bureau of Land Management / Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Interior Department wants to repeal an Obama-era rule that reduces the burning of methane gas on federal lands. The public comment period on that plan ended April 23, 2018 and it looks like almost everybody thought it was a bad idea.


What we know about air pollution and health has roots in the mountain valleys of Utah. Winter smog episodes here are legendary.

The Amerian Prairie Reserve manages nearly 400,000 acres of former ranchland in northeastern Montana. They're kicking out cattle and replacing them with wild bison.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

This is about two very different visions of how we should use land in the American West.

On the Great Plains of Montana, conservationists and tribes want to rewind the clock and return wild bison to the shortgrass prairie. But cowboys and ranchers say if that happens, their way of life – their very culture – will disappear.

The nasty strain of E. coli that’s sickening people across the U.S. has turned up in Idaho and Montana, and health officials remain on alert.

Bureau of Land Management / Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Interior Department wants to repeal an Obama-era rule that reduces the burning of methane gas on federal lands. The public comment period on that plan ended April 23, 2018 and it looks like almost everybody thought it was a bad idea.


What we know about air pollution and health has roots in the mountain valleys of Utah. Winter smog episodes here are legendary.

The Amerian Prairie Reserve manages nearly 400,000 acres of former ranchland in northeastern Montana. They're kicking out cattle and replacing them with wild bison.
Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

This is about two very different visions of how we should use land in the American West.

On the Great Plains of Montana, conservationists and tribes want to rewind the clock and return wild bison to the shortgrass prairie. But cowboys and ranchers say if that happens, their way of life – their very culture – will disappear.

The nasty strain of E. coli that’s sickening people across the U.S. has turned up in Idaho and Montana, and health officials remain on alert.

Environmental groups want to stop sheep grazing on public lands in the region. The issue is playing out in the courts in Idaho and Montana.  

Mardoqueo Charuc / Flickr Creative Commons

Playlist #1902 Apr. 20, 2018

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1, Delmark Records, http://www.delmark.com

“Catfish Blues”, Robert Petway, Lonesome Road Blues 1926-1941 (various artists), Yazoo Records

“Catfish Blues”, Jimi Hendrix, Blues, MCA Records, http://www.jimihendrix.com

“Catfish Blues”, Taj Mahal, Kulanjan, Hannibal Records, http://www.tajblues.com

Resounds: Upcoming Film Festivals

Apr 23, 2018
Anna Paige

On this episode of Resounds, co-hosts Corby Skinner and Anna Paige look at three different events bringing international films to Montana. First, Melissa Moore, Communication and Administration Manager for Tippet Rise, discusses a Spring film festival at the performing arts center in Fishtail. Following that, Brian Murnion, founder of Montana International Film Festival in Billings, and Beth Ann Kennedy, Artistic/Managing Director of the Bozeman Film Celebration, come together to talk about two inaugural film events launching this year. 


National Park Week is an annual celebration of what many people call America’s best idea, beginning with a fare-free day, April 21.

Coastal communities across the country are suing oil companies for contributing to climate change. Now, a lawsuit in the landlocked interior joins the list.

At the heart of the lawsuit is this realization: Climate change is expensive. Just look at worsening wildfires and floods nationally. 

Jackie Yamanaka

Governor Steve Bullock is touring Montana to listen to providers about the health and economic impacts of the state’s Medicaid Expansion program, also known as the HELP Act. It’s set to expire at the end of next year unless the 2019 Montana Legislature acts.

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