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  • In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves

    In the field with a Montana couple hunting wolves

    Amid bitter controversy over allowing hunters and trappers to reduce wolf populations, a Montana couple is dedicated to their hunt.

  • It’s time 23,000 elk got off the dole

    It’s time 23,000 elk got off the dole

    Wyoming needs to stop feeding elk in winter in order to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease.

  • Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    Protecting wildlife corridors remains more theory than practice

    There's a growing understanding of the scientific importance of wildlife migration corridors, but protecting them is a huge political challenge.

  • Stitching habitat together across public and private lands

    Stitching habitat together across public and private lands

    Migrating animals can't read "no trespassing" signs, so it’s up to human beings to try to find ways to connect wildlife corridors that crisscross public and privately owned lands.

  • What is that dead deer thinking about, and why is he hanging there?

    What is that dead deer thinking about, and why is he hanging there?

    A close encounter with a deer head on the wall of an inn leads to musings on death, immortality, ancient Egypt, Lenin and Trigger the Wonder Horse.

  • Heard around the West

    The strangest town in America; wolf vs. elk vs. anti-wolf fanatic; commuting without tears in Portland; tractor gas; energy boom humor; shooting coyotes from flying ATVs

  • Yes to wolves, but not so many

    Yes to wolves, but not so many

    Some Westerners support the return of wolves -- just not as many as environmentalists seem to want.

  • Energy workers, union members protest drilling

    In Wyoming, oil and gas workers and the Wyoming AFL-CIO have joined environmentalists, ranchers and homeowners in protesting the sale of energy leases in the Wyoming Range of Bridger-Teton National Forest

  • Ode to a public lands experiment

    It may have lovely photographs, but Valles Caldera: A Vision for New Mexico’s National Reserve is much more than just another coffee-table book.

  • Safe crossing

    Traffic engineers work with biologists to protect both wildlife and motorists on hazardous highways.

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