Wildlife

How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
How should we treat fish before they end up on our plates?
Seafood harvesting is brutal — but it doesn’t have to be.
Photos: What’s left of the tallgrass prairie
Photos: What’s left of the tallgrass prairie
A “grassland education” from nature photographer Harvey Payne.
Tenacious & twelve; junior ranger at 103; imperiled snowplow drivers
Tenacious & twelve; junior ranger at 103; imperiled snowplow drivers
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
We shouldn’t celebrate the killing of a mountain lion
The recent encounter between a runner and a 40-pound cougar perpetuates unwarranted fear.
Commercial honeybees threaten to displace Utah’s native bees
Commercial honeybees threaten to displace Utah’s native bees
Federal lands could offer hives a respite from pesticides.
Can beauty alone save a natural place?
Can beauty alone save a natural place?
Essays that unravel the mystique of the American West.
Glimpse inside the last inland temperate rainforest
Glimpse inside the last inland temperate rainforest
Endangered species and landscapes vividly captured in a new book.
My friend, Doug the fir
My friend, Doug the fir
Conversations in Arizona with a giant coniferous tree.
New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
New bill leaves lands protected, lawmaking neglected
A bipartisan public lands bill punts on overhauling environmental policies.
The last woodland caribou has left the Lower 48
The last woodland caribou has left the Lower 48
Canadian wildlife officials relocated the sole surviving member of the South Selkirk herd to British Columbia.
An air crow; shutdown interlopers; coyote Happy Hour
An air crow; shutdown interlopers; coyote Happy Hour
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The greenback cutthroat trout needs saving, again
The greenback cutthroat trout needs saving, again
After a case of mistaken identity, scientists double down on their efforts to save a fabled fish.
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Development plans test a decade-old conservation deal
Were concessions to protect undeveloped land in California worth it?
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Update: Western states move to limit trapping
Caught dogs and imperiled martens spur reforms for fur-bearer trapping.
Photos: Life in migration
Photos: Life in migration
Wildlife species make their quests to mate, give birth, feed and seek shelter across the American West.
Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Seattle’s highway hell; crazy river questions; a sweet spill
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Update: The West’s monarch migration is disappearing
Fall counts show a 99 percent decline in the butterfly population since the ‘80s.
An outsider’s perspective on the West
An outsider’s perspective on the West
A Basque writer transplanted to Nevada takes a critical look at American culture.
See the West’s overlooked pollinators — like never before
See the West’s overlooked pollinators — like never before
As native bees sink in the shadow of honeybees, one artist creates a vivid showcase.
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The Interior Department’s deregulatory agenda
The actions taken by Zinke’s Interior Department have different levels of legal permanence.
Update: Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
Update: Puget Sound orca pod gains a new member
If the calf survives, it’ll be the first addition in three years.
The plight of the ‘snow oxen’
The plight of the ‘snow oxen’
A biologist draws on his fieldwork to consider the world of muskoxen during climate change.
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
Should energy interests outweigh wildlife?
In Wyoming, Trump’s energy dominance mandate could irreparably devastate mule deer migrations.
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