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Analysis: Will population growth near Yellowstone ruin the NP?

In the stillness of a summer morning, haze from wildfire smoke thickening the air, Randy Carpenter arrives for a hike up Sypes Canyon in the pastoral northern outskirts of Bozeman, Montana. Ascending into the Bridger Mountain foothills, we talk about how “crazy” it feels these days “in town," how quickly new subdivisions are springing up in fields that a year ago were covered with wheat.


And then Carpenter starts in, reciting some jaw-dropping statistics that seem abstract until we reach an overlook and gaze clear-eyed into an uncertain future.


https://mountainjournal.org/the-wildest-ecosystem-in-america-faces-death-by-too-many-people

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