UM Presents New Issue of Greater Yellowstone E-Magazine

April 15, 2015

MISSOULA The University of Montana recently published a new Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone e-magazine, which reveals essential work being done by UM and its partners in two of America’s most iconic landscapes.

Recently expanded from its initial exclusive focus on the Crown of the Continent ecosystem, the e-magazine now includes the Greater Yellowstone. The issue is 83-pages long, contains stunning and inspiring photos and includes a mix of 16 articles and feature stories. Features in the issue include topics regarding scientific research, the history of these two fascinating regions, their spectacular and important geography and the people who study, explore and interact with them.  

This issue presents a special feature titled “The Art That Created the Park” that discusses the paintings of Thomas Moran, the iconic artist of what became Yellowstone National Park. Moran’s paintings, perhaps more than anything else, convinced the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that made Yellowstone the first national park in the country. 

Articles report on various scientific projects undertaken in Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, as well as the greater areas that surround them, offering insights into some of the important work taking place to broaden scientific understanding of the areas. 

A number of personal stories from very diverse perspectives add even more color to this issue, providing new and inspiring ways to view, explore, enjoy and understand these special places more completely. Book reviews of “The Atlas of Yellowstone” and “Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies” as well as the concluding “Field Notes” section round out the issue. 

The 12th issue of Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone e-magazine can be viewed online at

UM launched the Crown of the Continent Initiative several years ago to provide an educational catalyst for collaboration between UM and Glacier National Park. Now encompassing the Greater Yellowstone, the initiative includes many groups, organizations, agencies and institutions in Montana, Alberta and British Columbia, as well as Wyoming and Idaho.

More information is online at, including current and past issues of initiative publications and e-publications. For more information email UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Initiative Co-Directors Rick Graetz and Jerry Fetz at

Contact: Rick Graetz, UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Initiative co-director, 406-439-9277,; Jerry Fetz, UM Crown of the Continent and Greater Yellowstone Initiative co-director, 406-546-5711,