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  • A difference of opinion over numbers

    BLM and wild horse watchers disagree over how many of the animals roam Nevada and what kind of impact they're having in the state.

  • A life to fry for: hot on the trail of bighorn

    Charles Bowden tracks wild sheep in the desert heat. Excerpted from Gary Paul Nabhan's anthology, Counting Sheep.

  • A penchant for pee

    Colorado mountain goats craving salt raid campgrounds in search of hikers' urine.

  • A tragic blend of wild and domestic

    Recent maulings and a death caused by wolf-dog hybrids leads to talk of legislation in Colorado and discussion elsewhere in the West about the dangers the wolf-dogs pose.

  • Abnormal amphibians

    Herpetologists are collecting records on malformed amphibians in an attempt to find the cause of the mutations.

  • Are mountain lions in danger of disappearing?

    Disappearing habitat and an increase in hunting quotas based on politics and guesswork are threatening the stability of mountain lion populations in the West.

  • Beavers land on the hot seat in Idaho

    A new Idaho law allows farmers who suspect beavers are damming water that could be irrigating fields to call on state officials to get rid of the beavers even if the dams are on someone's private property.

  • Bighorns and tourists

    A National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will open in Dubois, Wyoming.

  • Bison beat Texas Aggies (in court)

    A Dept. of Agriculture brucellosis study on Yellowstone bison is stopped by court order after intervention by the Fund for Animals.

  • Bison comeback meets resistance on the ground

    A plan to restore free-roaming bison to North Dakota's Little Missouri National Grassland meets unexectedly fierce resistance from local cattle ranchers.

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