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.
Bighorns and tourists
A National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will open in Dubois, Wyoming.
Restored habitat revives cui-ui
Spring snowmelt helps the endangered cui-cui sucker fish in Nevada.
Bird killing hatches new rule
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department rules that science must be "humane and appropriate' after a songbird strangling near Carlsbad.
Sturgeon listing is imminent
The Kootenai River sturgeon is up for threatened or endangered listing.
Does Elvis live in Jackson Hole?
A poster's profits will fight plans to return wolves to Yellowstone.
Wolf recovery needs our help
The wolf recovery program in Yellowstone needs public support.
Fish-killing dams may be razed
A soon-to-be-released study may recommend dam removal as the best, and perhaps only, way of reviving Chinook salmon in the Elwha River.
Salmon spawn a swarm of lawsuits
A summary of pending lawsuits between the government, salmon advocates and hydropower interests.
Four dams must go, activist says
Idaho's Lower Snake River dams block salmon recovery.
Salmon advocates say: The quiet slaughter continues
The issue of whether or not barging salmon around dams is effective is taken to court.
Salmon updates: Set your salmon watch and Call for cooperation
A coalition of fishing and conservation groups will monitor Snake River salmon runs.
BPA: the Northwest's sugar daddy
The author contests the The Bonneville Power Administration's claim that salmon protection is to blame for its rising rates.
Desert Tortoise Plan Released
A recovery plan for the Desert Tortoise is released.
Trees identified as culprit
An Oregon clearcut destroys fish habitat for cutthroat trout.
Wilderness developer signs off
Tom Chapman may cease construction of an exclusive subdivision in Colorado's West Elk Wilderness.
Legal knothole may let agency ax appeals
Emergency timber sales are exempted from the appeals process by the Forest Service.
Doing it themselves
The Colorado Environmental Coalition produces its own forest management plan.
Let Nature fill the niche
Wolves are making their way back into Yellowstone.
Group pushes to "deconstruct" dams
Patagonia Inc. and the Oregon Natural Resources Council team up to help salmon by pushing for the deconstruction of dams.
Hurry-up predator control
The Wyoming BLM bucks the ban on killing predators.