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.
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
The wildlife refuge system is more vulnerable than ever.
Latest: Second male jaguar spotted in Arizona
Latest: Second male jaguar spotted in Arizona
New draft recovery plan for the Southwest released.
Nature’s disappearing vocabulary; bobcat decoys; setting the “barr” for climate data
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Once wolf populations fully recover, we’ll no longer know the story of individual animals.
Latest: Another attempt to open Arctic drilling
Latest: Another attempt to open Arctic drilling
The legislation is Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s ninth such try.
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Scavenger relocation to Hells Canyon is a far cry from government overreach.
Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
A study plans to remove mountain lions and black bears to boost mule deer.
How to name a rose
How to name a rose
A recent book provides a road map to finding literature in nature.
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
Ranch owner builds in the path of pronghorn migration
Ranch owner builds in the path of pronghorn migration
It’s not clear if the new building could interfere with the animal’s long-distance travels.
Close the wolf-killer loophole
Close the wolf-killer loophole
For the benefit of all endangered species, hunters should face consequences for killing vulnerable species.
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
Obama’s mixed impact on endangered species
The administration delisted more species, but ultimately weakened the act itself.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Latest: Snow geese die in a toxic lake in Montana
Thousands of the birds died during a winter storm.
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Latest: Invasive zebra mussels have reached Montana
Their arrival could have drastic economic effects.
An argument against fish hatcheries
An argument against fish hatcheries
‘Planting fish’ doesn’t solve the problems that led to the need to plant them in the first place.
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Death by hot-potting; turkey intimidation; hunting poachers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.