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.
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Why the West can learn from East Africa
Reflecting on wildlife conservation in Kenya and at home.
People are grizzly food — and that’s OK
People are grizzly food — and that’s OK
Our species can still get schooled on the food chain.
Wyoming can have cyanide bombs — but Idaho can’t
Wyoming can have cyanide bombs — but Idaho can’t
One state moves to protect livestock while another wants to use them on predators.
What happens when all the animals are gone?
What happens when all the animals are gone?
We are heading for a time when wildlife no longer exists.
California’s backcountry drug war
California’s backcountry drug war
Dangerous drug cartels are growing pot on public lands—putting wildlife, water supplies, and outdoor enthusiasts at grave risk.
California’s desert wildflowers burst into bright ‘super bloom’
California’s desert wildflowers burst into bright ‘super bloom’
Following the ideal combination of rain, sun and wind, blossoms abound.
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
See the landscapes that a border wall would bisect
Terrain along the Mexico border ignores the man-made divide.
Latest: Gray wolves delisted in Wyoming
Latest: Gray wolves delisted in Wyoming
The state will take over management of the species.
 ‘Look for something white’
‘Look for something white’
Discovering the North through its most iconic birds.
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
In Colorado, a little shop of wildlife horrors
Taxidermy provides clues about smuggling trends.
Raptors in flight
Raptors in flight
Enduring relationships begin with encounters.
There and back again
Why farmers think the Clean Water Rule goes too far
Return of the grizzly?
Return of the grizzly?
Feds consider transplanting bears into Washington’s North Cascades.
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Montana’s game managers try to outsmart elk
Could unpredictable seasons trick elk into staying on hunting grounds?
The watcher and the watched
The watcher and the watched
Observation transforms our bodies and minds.
Where wildlife is up against the wall
Where wildlife is up against the wall
Donald Trump’s proposed border wall would devastate migrating animals.
Where the wild things swim — again
Where the wild things swim — again
In a borderlands river, improved water quality allows an endangered fish to return.
How to see the urban wild
How to see the urban wild
Practical advice for the nature-lonely city-dweller.