Bears

Catching a band of wildlife killers
Catching a band of wildlife killers
How a bounty of digital evidence led to the downfall of one of the nation’s deadliest poaching crews.
Wildlife is thriving in national parks — for now
Wildlife is thriving in national parks — for now
‘This is something we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.’
Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world
Pro tips on physical distancing from the nonhuman world
Get lit, howl and mind your paws.
Grizzlies and the limits of coexistence
Grizzlies and the limits of coexistence
A rancher weighs the fate of wildlife and human encroachment in his new book.
Influx of grizzly bears compels Montanans to adapt
Influx of grizzly bears compels Montanans to adapt
From electric fences to special garbage cans, rural communities find new tools to help them coexist with bears.
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Falling bears; border wall delights; lightning strikes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Close encounters with the bear kind
Close encounters with the bear kind
The very places that attract visitors and newcomers for their proximity to wildlife grapple with a spike in bear-human incidents.
Coyote diets; anaerobic digesters; poachers caught on camera
Coyote diets; anaerobic digesters; poachers caught on camera
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
As grizzly bears proliferate in Montana, tourists follow
A small community navigates the challenges posed by enthusiastic bear-watchers.
Mistaken identity; bizarre trees; chocolate grizlars
Mistaken identity; bizarre trees; chocolate grizlars
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Interior is undoing a legacy of national park stewardship in Alaska
Unethical killing of bears and wolves is not responsible wildlife management.
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Love wins in Idaho; ‘relief’ at Old Faithful; rural drive-bys
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
How politics could impact future counts of Yellowstone grizzlies
How politics could impact future counts of Yellowstone grizzlies
A ruling restoring federal protections cited a concession to states on census estimates.
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
A toilet project; carpet-bombing trout; the ick factor
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Latest: Wyoming and Idaho to hold grizzly hunts
Latest: Wyoming and Idaho to hold grizzly hunts
Lawsuits loom over the first hunting tags given in 44 years.
Instead of blaming the bear, prevent the conflict
Instead of blaming the bear, prevent the conflict
To protect humans and animals, control trash, bird feeders and other bear banquets.
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Wyoming and Idaho proposed limited hunts after federal protections were removed.
From bears to condors, the West’s wildlife is finding ways to survive
From bears to condors, the West’s wildlife is finding ways to survive
Five ways science is finding unexpected resilience in animals.
Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery
Courts challenge a piecemeal approach to species recovery
A recent ruling may cause Fish and Wildlife to reconsider how it protects grizzlies.
In the home of the bear
In the home of the bear
In the McNeil River Sanctuary, bears and humans have learned to share the landscape.
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
A human head for a bear’s snack; lost in the wild; a dog returns home
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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.
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
A precedent-setting decision on endangered species recovery echoes East to West.
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