Wildlife

Under new Interior Department plan, sage grouse will suffer
Under new Interior Department plan, sage grouse will suffer
New policies will prioritize oil and gas leasing over habitat.
Why I obsess about the names of plants and animals
Why I obsess about the names of plants and animals
Naming things makes individuals out of a landscape of birds, trees and bumblebees.
Why Montana shouldn’t hurry to hunt its recovering grizzlies
Why Montana shouldn’t hurry to hunt its recovering grizzlies
What’s the hurry? That’s how mistakes get made.
Predator control in Utah is attacked
ADC comes under fire in Utah after predators are killed illegally.
The only hope for wilderness is to save all the parts
Mike Bader, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, advocates preserving the Northern Rockies in its entirety as an ecosytem.
Dead and dying trees
A Forest Products Industry report proposes cutting more trees.
Wild horse wranglers win
Four Western Shoshone ranchers are found not guilty of herding wild horses by helicopter.
Cheeky protesters cleared
Earth First!ers are cleared of mooning charges.
The ban stays
Ranchers want New Mexico State Land Commissioner Jim Baca to lift a ban on killing predators.
Wolves and Colorado
The Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan could include Colorado.
Utah ferrets out reintroduction plan
Biologists hope to release 45 black-footed ferrets in northeastern Utah.
Salmon need to swim
Barging fish around hydroelectric dams doesn't work according to a review panel.
For the fish
Wyoming dam operations have been altered at the Flaming Gorge Dam to help native fish recovery.
Armed ecosystem managers build roads through wildlands
An essay on Earth First! activity in the Nez Perce National Forest.
Wolves in Idaho
The Fish and Wildlife Service is slow to confirm wolf sightings, which could affect wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone.
Queen salmon tours Northwest
A theater troupe will perform "biologically explicit' musical comedy.
Forest watchdogs in Montana
The forest-watchdog group, Gold Creek Resources Protection Association, wins its first battle in a timber fight against the Burnt Bridge Timber Sale.
Action in Idaho
Four species of Snake River snails and a limpets are now under Endangered Species Act Protection.
Wyomingites shoot to kill M-44s
An Animal Damage Control plan to use M-44s to poison animals is under fire in Wyoming.
How many bears?
A Colorado Division of Wildlife study will count black bears on Black Mesa.
A tracker's guide
A review of "Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Track and Sign', by Paul Rezendes.
Wilderness politics are anything but simple
The President of the Montana Wilderness Association's governing council offers an opinion on the Montana Wilderness bill.
Critics say agency is eating its young
Transfers among Forest Service employees from several Idaho national forests are political, employees say.