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  • Dogs to sniff out grizzly numbers

    Zoology professor David Wasser uses dogs to sniff out bear scat in Washington's North Cascade Mountains to help determine how many grizzly bears live there.

  • Billboards blast bomb industries

    The Los Alamos Study Group, a nonprofit focused on nuclear disarmament, has put up five billboards on I-25 in New Mexico that criticize the state's dependence on the nuclear weapons industry.

  • Wild in the city

    "Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas," edited by Michael Houck and M.J. Cody, gathers maps, site guides, and essays celebrating the city's wildlife and preserved landscapes.

  • Get artsy in the parks

    The National Park Service's Artist-in-Residence program invites artists, writers and musicians to live and work in some of the West's most beautiful national parks.

  • Where cultures collide

    The Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Ore., houses one of the best cultural and historical centers in the West.

  • Migrating with the monarchs

    Robert Michael Pyle's book, "Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage," follows the colorful insects from Canada, down to Mexico, and back up to the California coast on their amazing yearly migration.

  • Shakespeare in Montana

    Montana State University's Shakespeare in the Park program brings plays to little towns across the state.

  • Not just sheepherders

    Nancy Zubiri's book, "A Travel Guide to Basque America - families, feasts and festivals," is a passionate and well-researched guide to Basque culture in the Great Basin area.

  • Wolves have friend in Washington

    Washington's Congressman Norm Dicks is pushing for the reintroduction of wolves in his district's Olympic National Park.

  • Oregon governor says volunteers can save coho

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber lands $30 million to try to restore the coho salmon without having to list the fish as endangered.

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