Web site of Scott McMillion - Journalist, author of Mark of the Grizzly, senior editor of Montana Quarterly

Recent Posts – Scott McMillion's articles and broadcasts:

“Part of the Landscape”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Montana Quarterly Summer 2010 After 15 years, millions of dollars and a raft of lawsuits, wolves are here to stay. But who will call the shots?

“Music Finds Its Way Home”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Photography by Thomas Lee Montana Quarterly Summer 2010 After a Grammy nomination and playing music with some of the world’s most famous vocalists, Phillip Aaberg’s inspiration still comes from the place it started, in the tiny Montana town where he grew up.

“Keeping the Grass in Grasslands”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Montana Outdoors magazine July–August, 2010 How Montanans are conserving the state’s remaining native prairie.

“The Improbable Mr. Fink”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Big Sky Journal Spring, 2010 Illustration by Parks Reece Despite his improbable name and his unruly dog, Sterling Fink was a good neighbor. You could count on him for the loan of a tool or advice on the proper spacing of a set of stairs.

“Cowboy Politics”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion The Montana Quarterly Spring, 2010 Photography by Thomas Lee From vigilante days to the cyber age, the Montana Stockgrowers Association remains a big player in state politics, with a little help from Uncle Sam.

“The Reef Makers”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Nature Conservancy Magazine Summer, 2010 Also at stake in the Gulf of Mexico: Miles of restored oyster beds Nature Conservancy Magazine online posted an update to this article: In December 2009 Nature Conservancy magazine reported on a project to build 1.5 miles of oyster reefs on the Alabama coast. About 60 percent […]

“Ghost Cat”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion Nature Conservancy Magazine Winter, 2009 Photography by Ted Wood Scientists in the Northern Rockies labor hard to protect the increasingly rare Canada Lynx. But first, they have to find the elusive creature. And that means diving into the deadfall. There’s no guarantee of success. Click here to read the entire story.

“The Art of Survival”

Published: 2010

By Scott McMillion The Montana Quarterly Winter, 2009 Photography by Thomas Lee Against all odds, after barely surviving the Bataan Death March, Billings artists Ben Steele went on to make his life an act of generosity.

“A Fragile Coalition”

Published: 2010

The Montana Quarterly Winter, 2010 Photography by Thomas Lee Is Montana ready for more wilderness? U.S. Senator Jon Tester says it’s time.

Becoming Aware of the Bear

Published: 2009

By Scott McMillion Montana Outdoors November/December 2009 If you hunt in grizzly country, chances are you’re breaking the rules. That’s because you creep around. You hunt during early morning and evening. You mask your scent and walk into the wind. You usually hunt solo. You stay intensely focused on your prey. This is what hunting […]

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