Wildlife

Bobcats persevere despite human encroachment
Bobcats persevere despite human encroachment
In the face of hunting pressure and loss of habitat, bobcats prove themselves resilient — and aren’t above raising their young in rural backyards.
Scientists struggle to find reasons behind gray whale deaths
Scientists struggle to find reasons behind gray whale deaths
Some researchers think the whales are starving, but the cause of death may be far more complicated.
New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections
New Endangered Species Act rules open door to looser protections
The new implementation guidelines relax habitat protections and favor development.
Wyoming county tries to put itself on the map
Campbell County, Wyo., plans coyote shoot as tourist attraction.
Can she save ecosystems?
New Fish and Wildlife Service Directory Mollie Beattie wants to restore agency's integrity and purpose.
The third man
Gray Reynolds takes the place of retiring Forest Service Deputy Chief James Overbay.
Lost and found study
Lost report that shows wilderness could benefit Utah surfaces at the statehouse
Poachers target grizzlies
Poachers are killing grizzly bears in the Selkirk Mountains
Judge bumps snail off endangered species list
U.S. District judge removes snail from the endangered species list for procedural reasons.
Wildlife refuge needs money
An Interior Department report concludes that many wildlife refuges suffer from neglect.
Poacher gets light sentence
A hunter pleads guilty to poaching elk in Yellowstone National Park.
Are bears counted twice?
A National Park Service scientist complains that there are no reliable statistics on grizzly populations in Yellowstone.
The plan in brief
The National Park Service's plan for grizzly recovery in Yellowstone is summarized.
Grizzly recovery plan could doom bears, critics say
Environmentalists and wildlife biologists criticize a Forest Service plan to manage grizzlies in Yellowstone.
Struggling species in Colorado
The Colorado Division of Wildlife adds the boreal toad and the Rio Grande sucker to the endangered list, and the Mexican spotted owl to the threatened list.
Sierra Club to back big wildlands bill
The Sierra Club joins the Alliance for the Wild Rockies in backing the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act.
BPA proposes a fish trust
Rep. Pete DeFazio wants the Bonneville Power Administration to turn over its salmon restoration program to a more wildlife-oriented agency.
Agency makes it harder to steal trees
Forest Service Chief Dale Robertson creates an independent law-enforcement branch.
The missing lynx
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to launch a multistate search for the rare lynx.
Andrus' suit gains support
A coalition of environmentalists and business owners support Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus' suit to hold dam operators responsible for killing salmon.
Newspaper series unsettles the Northwest
The Spokesman-Review publishes a series about Forest Service mismanagement in five national forests in the Northwest.
Critics want foresters fired
Environmentalists urge Jack Ward Thomas to remove the two top forest managers in the agency's Southwest region.
Poachers zero in on Yellowstone's prized wildlife
More poachers take wildlife from Yellowstone.
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