High Country News - Wildlife

Jackson Hole tries "unnatural' elk management
Some wildlife managers and environmentalists say the National Elk Refuge at Jackson Hole, Wyo., should end its policy of feeding elk every winter.
New facts about old fish
Scientists in the Pacific Northwest have launched a study of the white sturgeon in the Columbia River - North America's largest fish.
Rid-a-Bird works too well
A small pest control company's product, Rid-a-Bird, is blamed in the deaths of two protected birds, a hawk and an owl, after Weyerhaeuser uses it to kill starlings at its Longview, Wash., paper mill.
Maps may save lives
A mapping project is set up in Oregon to identify sites at risk for landslides, in an attempt to discourage both logging and home building in dangerous areas.
Wolves take heavy toll in Montana
Wolves have killed at least 30 sheep in six weeks in Montana's Tobacco Valley, and despite being compensated by Defenders of Wildlife, some sheep ranchers are furious.
Fleeting forests
The Wilderness Society is requesting a moratorium on logging in Idaho's 8 million acres of unprotected roadless forest.
Abnormal amphibians
Herpetologists are collecting records on malformed amphibians in an attempt to find the cause of the mutations.
Something fishy about this pollution
Environmentalists charge that escaped hatchery salmon in Puget Sound are a "living pollutant" that harms endangered wild salmon and should be regulated.
Crossing borders to save hawks
Biologist Brian Woodbridge tracks Swainson's hawks from California to Argentina, and discovers that many are being killed by pesticide-contaminated grasshoppers.
Injunction shakes forests
A federal court upholds a six-week ban on 20 timber sales and bars grazing from 11 Southwestern forests while judges consider charges that the Forest Service has not protected endangered species, including the southwestern willow flycatcher.
5.7, 5.7, 5.7 ...
The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance coordinates volunteers to survey what's still possible wilderness in the state.
Dombeck shakes up agency
New Forest Service Chief Michael Dombeck shuffles personnel in the West around making changes environmentalists say are a step in the right direction.
A small victory for logging protesters
In Oregon, five protesters win in court over trespassing charges stemming from the Warner Creek fire sale in Willamette National Forest.
What's his are mines
In Colorado, some say controversial wilderness-land developer Tom Chapman may have goofed in acquiring two mining claims in the Spanish Peaks wilderness study area.
Jaguar limps onto the list
The rare jaguar is added to the Endangered Species list.
Prairie dogs beat the bullet
The Colorado Wildlife Commission restricts "contest shoots" of small game, including prairie dogs and coyotes.
No-show lets roads roll
The House of Representatives backs away from an amendment that would require logging companies to pay for their roads in national forests.
Volunteers test county claims in potential wilderness areas
Some Utah county commissioners cite a law from 1866, R.S. 2477, to claim rights-of-way through BLM land prevent wilderness designation.
Woodlot owners at risk
Landowners risk being taken advantage of by unscrupulous private loggers.
It ain't Antioch
Lance Craighead studies grizzly mating habits in Alaska.
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