Endangered Species

Comment period ending for sage grouse review
Comment period ending for sage grouse review
An Interior Department overhaul of collaborative protection plans could sacrifice birds for development.
Threatened plants on state lands have few protections
Threatened plants on state lands have few protections
Politics, land ownership and imperiled plants collide in New Mexico.
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Lawmakers shift the focus to politics, not science, as a deciding factor of designation.
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections
Leaders worry delisting could invite energy exploration in historic areas.
Don’t fear wolves and grizzlies — respect them.
Don’t fear wolves and grizzlies — respect them.
Predators continue to be shot in the West despite their known ecological value.
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Experts: Captive breeding of sage grouse won’t work
Zinke calls for a review of conservation plans.
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Hooligan Island; Tree-hoppers in Joshua Tree; Kanye for president?
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Why the Endangered Species Act can’t save whitebark pines
Why the Endangered Species Act can’t save whitebark pines
Politics, money and climate change threaten one of the West’s iconic trees.
The cost of the bighorn comeback
The cost of the bighorn comeback
In California’s Eastern Sierra, bringing back bighorn has meant killing more mountain lions.
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
Conflicts dog Trump’s deputy Interior secretary nominee
David Bernhardt’s law firm stands to benefit from a project he would oversee.
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
Oregon keeps the Elliott State Forest public
The state reverses course and decides not to sell its first state forest.
Oregon may sell a state forest that’s no longer profitable
Oregon may sell a state forest that’s no longer profitable
Elliott State Forest shows the difficult balance between profit and conservation.
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.
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Republicans push to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bills to break up the big Western court have reappeared in Congress.
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.
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.
As Trump takes power, the House targets regulations
As Trump takes power, the House targets regulations
At stake is the power agencies have long used to protect people and nature.
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.
House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA
House Republicans want to ‘repeal and replace’ the ESA
After attempts to chip away at the law bill by bill, Utah Rep. Rob Bishop says he’d rather scrap the Endangered Species Act altogether.
Looking back on Obama
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.
Through the years: Here’s what to read on Obama’s presidency
Through the years: Here’s what to read on Obama’s presidency
High Country News stories show how Obama wrangled the West.