EVERY DAY, OUR REPORTING STARES INTO THE EYES OF WILDNESS. Mountain Journal is headquartered in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the wildest region in the Lower 48 states and a nexus for understanding the inter-relationships between people and nature in the American West. Greater Yellowstone, as a region, is considered a global icon, destination, and bellwether for thinking about the persistence of healthy landscapes in the 21st century. With most of Greater Yellowstone being federal public land, that means it belongs to all citizens of the United States. No other news entity in the county is bringing the importance of Greater Yellowstone to the forefront as we do.
As a non-profit 501 (c)(3), our mission of public-interest journalism is simple. Mountain Journal serves as both a journalistic watchdog and celebrant of Greater Yellowstone. What happens here has implications for other regions. With a strong readership in the Rocky Mountain region and every US state, we are devoted to telling stories informed by truth and facts. We do it in a way that advances civil, scientifically-informed discussions about the role/obligation that government and private interests play in serving a larger—and greater—public purpose, benefiting humans and non-human species.