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  • 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.

  • A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    As whitebark pines in the Northern Rockies succumb to pine beetles and blister rust, hardworking climbers defy gravity to collect pine cones from canopies to supply efforts to breed more resilient and resistant trees.

  • Don’t be afraid of the big bad bears

    Ben Long says the National Park Service is practically “bear-anoid,” the way it constantly warns tourists about newly awakened bears when there are so many other, more common dangers in the great outdoors.

  • Sniffin’ out scat for conservation

    Wicket – a wildly energetic dog discovered in an animal shelter – serves scientists by looking for grizzly poop in the Montana wilds.

  • Battle line on the northern border

    U.S. officials, federal agencies, and even Condoleezza Rice are trying to stop a Canadian coal mine near Montana's Flathead Basin.

  • Mortal fear and a state of wild grace

    In The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, Lucy Jane Bledsoe chases her own wild fears across the landscape in search of a state of grace.

  • A few scientific definitions

    Terms commonly used in endangered species discussions – species, subspecies and distinct population segment – are explained

  • One war that's worth the fight

    In his memoir, Walking It Off, wilderness activist Doug Peacock tries to make sense of a life spent dealing with war, fighting for wilderness, and coping with cantankerous friends like the late Ed Abbey

  • Bear killing increases but protection decreases

    Illegal killing of grizzlies seems to be increasing in the Northern Rockies even as Interior Secretary Gale Norton announces plans to take Yellowstone’s bears off the endangered species list

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