Wildlife

Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
As the West warms, some songbirds in California are raising their young earlier.
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
North Dakota wilderness plan draws fire
A proposal designating 191,000 acres as North Dakota's first state wilderness is under attack.
Wildlife officer says he is a victim of politics
Game Warden Joel Scrafford resigns in opposition to a forced transfer from his Montana and Wyoming territory.
Logging firms rob a lax agency
Forest Service practices permit logging fraud by the Columbia River Scaling and Grading Bureau.
White sturgeon needs help
White Sturgeon may be designated as an endangered species.
Woman arrested for sitting in tree
An Ancient Forest Rescue protester is arrested for blocking a timber sale by sitting in a tree.
Still looking for Trouble
'Trouble' the grizzly bear is still on the run.
Arson feared this summer
Arson could create fire-fighting and salvage timber jobs in Willamette National Forest.
A $100,000 tortoise
The Silver State Leasing Co. receives $100,000 fine for killing a desert tortoise during construction near Las Vegas.
Wilderness bill for Colorado advances
The Colorado House approves legislation proposing 711,170 new acres of wilderness.
The last sockeye?
Only three sockeye salmon return to spawn at Redfish Lake.
Close encounters with coyotes
The writer relates her experience watching coyotes.
Second Skin
Lizard skin leads the author to musings on nature.
Film indicts clearcuts
'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
Wildlife refuge starts to heal
Overgrazing threatens Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.
How the Forest Service dug itself into a very deep pit
The Forest Service mismanages timber sales in Utah's Dixie National Forest.
State can cut its trees
A federal court in San Francisco rules that timber grown on Washington state lands can be exported.
Do grizzlies need more protection?
A legal battle rages over reclassification of grizzlies from threatened to endangered species.
New den for grizzly research
Jackson Hole will become the home of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation's center for bear research.