High Country News - Wildlife

Serious trouble for snow geese
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increases bag limits on snow geese after biologists warn that the birds are too prolific for their own good.
Taxpayers subsidize cheap vacations
Under criticism from the General Accounting Office, the Forest Service agrees to reappraise and raise the leases on the valuable cabin sites it has in Idaho's Sawtooth National Forest.
Burning down the woods
The timber company that accidentally burned 8,000 acres of Arizona's Coconino National Forest will be allowed to bid on a salvage timber sale in the burned area.
Big trees fall in contested sale
Old-growth ponderosa pines fall in New Mexico when the court denies Forest Guardian's attempt to stop the La Manga timber sale.
Activists wade through mudslides
Idaho environmentalists accuse the Forest Service of withholding evidence that logging on steep slopes has caused recent massive mudslides on the Clearwater National Forest.
Big stink over northern pike
Determined opponents protest a California fish and game department plan to poison Lake Davis to ride it of non-native northern pike.
Rafters vs. fish
River outfitters protest the Forest Service's policy of periodically closing Idaho's Salmon River to floaters to protect endangered salmon.
Flattened fauna need help
Western painted turtles are dying on a dangerous stretch of Montana's Route 93 through Mission Valley.
A timber country memoir
Robert Leo Heilman's "Overstory: Zero; Real Life in Timber Country" portrays life in a logging community.
Least loved beasts
The anthology "Least Loved Beasts of the Really Wild West: A Tribute" salutes coyotes, tarantulas, snakes and other uncharismatic creatures.
It's a big bird
Eleven California condors released earlier in northern Arizona can be seen cruising the skies now over Grand Canyon and as far away as Moab, Utah.
Just in time for the budget requests
The Government Accounting Office issues a report saying the Forest Service costs taxpayers millions of dollars by its inability to make timely decisions and its "indifference toward accountability."
Trees refuse to croak
Forest Service officials admit that 10,000 acres of supposedly "dead" trees offered for salvage logging on Idaho's Payette National Forest weren't dead after all.
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.
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