Idaho

Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
Yellowstone grizzlies keep endangered species protections
A court ruling disallows sport hunting the bears in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Am I an invasive species?
Am I an invasive species?
How COVID-19 and ‘murder hornets’ compelled a writer to rethink invasions.
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Video: Idaho’s public lands transcend partisan divides
Despite political affiliation, Idaho hunters and anglers agree public lands need protection.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
When a parent dies, do we let the house fall?
When a parent dies, do we let the house fall?
Every generation must decide what to do with the lives that preceded theirs.
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Snowmobiling for science in Idaho
Scientists and snowmobilers team up for smarter wolverine management.
The suburbs didn't die — just short-circuited
Discovery: Good ol' tallgrass was formed by good ol' bacteria
Can rocks and paintballs help humans and mountain goats coexist?
Can rocks and paintballs help humans and mountain goats coexist?
An alternative approach to wildlife management in the Olympic National Forest.
Is this heaven? No, it’s Idaho
Is this heaven? No, it’s Idaho
A book review of Godforsaken Idaho by Shawn Vestal
Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning?
Idaho Power is waging war on renewable energy. Is it winning?
One of the West's great old-school monopolies and its multi-pronged attack on wind and solar.
How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho
How right-wing emigrants conquered North Idaho
Conservative transplants largely from California have taken over Kootenai County -- have they gone too far?
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Other voices: the debate on wolf hunting from both sides
Perspectives on wolf hunting from conservationists and hunt proponents.
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
A new collaboration has Idaho ranchers and the BLM fighting fire together
Conflicts began after the BLM banned ranchers from fighting fire on public land. But a surprising solution has emerged.
The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law
The Forest Service battles placer mining with an obscure law
A little-known 1955 law gives the Forest Service a way to shut down placer mining claims along some Western rivers.
Trappers catch a lot more than wolves
Trappers catch a lot more than wolves
Mountain lions, eagles, bobcats, geese and domestic pets have all been accidentally caught -- and killed -- by wolf trappers.
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
How the amount of fish you eat impacts water quality
Idaho is updating its standards for water pollutants based on how much fish residents eat.
Economy, distrust complicate allocation of tribal settlement money
Economy, distrust complicate allocation of tribal settlement money
$1 billion tribal settlement mostly goes to individuals, although tribe-wide investments would have greater benefit.
Unfinished zombie housing developments haunt the rural West
Unfinished zombie housing developments haunt the rural West
Lack of planning rules and the housing bubble led to dead subdivisions plaguing the West, especially in Teton County, Idaho, where locals are trying to deal with the impacts of the real estate bust, yet still arguing if planning even works.
County kickbacks
County kickbacks
Western rural county governments often rely heavily on federal funding.
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