Items by Nick Neely
The unintended consequences of the most ambitious wetland recovery project on the West Coast -- and the tough choices biologists may face as they try to balance the competing demands of rare species.
Biologist John Deshler knows more about pygmy owls than just about anyone. Writer Nick Neely spent a fascinating day with Deshler tracking, capturing and measuring the owls in Portland's Forest Park.
The federal government has decided to let the tides take what's left of the San Francisco Bay ghost town known as Drawbridge.
A how-to guide to free-flowing rivers, with illustrations from Oregon's recently removed Gold Ray Dam.
Archaeologist Bonnie Pitblado uses a program modeled on Antiques Roadshow to introduce scientists to the artifacts collected by Westerners.
Reagan McGuire uses the lessons he learned as a pool shark to tackle the problem of rampaging bark beetles.
In Oregon, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife carefully “recycles" hatchery-raised steelhead.
In an effort to adopt out more wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management starts posting ads online.
Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.
Huge trains have begun hauling uranium tailings from a site near Moab, Utah, to a repository 30 miles away in Crescent Junction.