Wildlife

Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
Obama's preemptive strike to reform Endangered Species Act
The administration's proposal is aimed at warding off a GOP overhaul of the law.
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
Wasting disease in wildlife inches toward Yellowstone
The illness affects moose, elk and deer and may be carried by long-distance migrations.
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
For some bears, weird spring weather was a wake-up call. For humans, not so much.
Gov. Brown slashes Sacramento Delta environmental protection
Gov. Brown slashes Sacramento Delta environmental protection
California tunnel plan also introduces water uncertainties for farms and cities.
What wildlife scat can tell us about how to protect open space
What wildlife scat can tell us about how to protect open space
A Santa Cruz study of carnivore diets reveals how animals respond to human disturbance.
Video: Guardian dogs
Video: Guardian dogs
What the right livestock dogs can mean for the maintenance of large predators, like the wolf, on the landscape.
The Latest: Feds consider uplisting northern spotted owl to endangered
The Latest: Feds consider uplisting northern spotted owl to endangered
Only about 4,000 owls remain, despite logging cutbacks.
Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife
Searching for the best dog to save livestock — and wildlife
Can the right breed keep both domestic animals and native carnivores alive?
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Feds opt not to list Mono Basin sage grouse
Conservation efforts persuaded officials that the Nevada-California population will fare well.
Idaho’s Panther Creek comes back from the dead
Idaho’s Panther Creek comes back from the dead
Two decades after restoration began, life returns to a stream sterilized by mining.
Famous Los Angeles puma holes up in residents' crawlspace
Famous Los Angeles puma holes up in residents' crawlspace
The mountain lion brings attention to the role of urban wilds.
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Scientists document mega Oregon-Nevada pronghorn migration
Three hikers will track ecological conditions on the route this June.
Fowl play: California’s drought fingered in bird deaths
Fowl play: California’s drought fingered in bird deaths
Native pigeons and waterfowl fall victim to avian disease.
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
Who should manage Grand Teton’s private inholdings?
A dead wolf and jurisdictional confusion in an iconic national park.
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
As climate change sends bears searching for calories, new research suggests there's no substitute for seals.
Bison to be reintroduced in Banff, new plans for Yellowstone herd
Bison to be reintroduced in Banff, new plans for Yellowstone herd
Promising developments percolate in two North American parks.
Photographs and writing on Yellowstone wildlife
Photographs and writing on Yellowstone wildlife
Review of “Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
Latest: Oregon chub is no longer endangered
The species became the first fish to recover enough to be delisted.
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
Fish and Wildlife whistleblower retaliation case raises questions
A top Texas official reported political interference and scientific misconduct.
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
New state and fed efforts to protect sage grouse
Plans aim to keep the wide-ranging bird off the endangered list.
Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
Jim Deacon, pioneering desert fish biologist, dies
But the concept of saving big places through little animals lives on.
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
The carnivores are recolonizing the northern Cascades, but they face an uncertain climate future.
New hope for beetle-killed landscapes
New hope for beetle-killed landscapes
Can native forest fungi combat the West's bark beetle epidemic?