Wildlife

Extinction looms for southern California’s mountain lions
Extinction looms for southern California’s mountain lions
A new study presents a choice: Allow the big cats to vanish in 50 years — or build modest wildlife corridors.
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.
What’s left of the tallgrass prairie
What’s left of the tallgrass prairie
A ‘grassland education’ from nature photographer Harvey Payne.
Colorado old growth saved
The Forest Service spares a stand of Colorado old-growth slated for cutting after pleas from environmentalists.
Idaho Gov. Andrus takes on eight dams
Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus sues federal agencies in an attempt to save endangered salmon on the Snake and Columbia rivers.
Battle for wilderness takes a break
Earth First! and other environmental groups claim victory after preventing logging and slowing Forest Service road building efforts in the Cove-Mallard timber sale area.
Agency leans toward a controversial land trade
Developer Tom Chapman strikes a deal with the Forest Service on a controversial land swap.
Wolves start a family in eastern Montana
A family of wolves settles near Augusta, Mont., as the wolf re-introduction debate rages in Yellowstone.
Restarting the Hart
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove all livestock from an antelope refuge in order to conduct an ecosystem management restoration program.
Ailing Ecosystems
Former government biologist, Mark Shaffer, proposes the Endangered Species Act be extended to include entire ecosystems called lifelands.
Wolf killed in Montana
A wolf is shot illegally in Montana.
Baptism of fire
Though the Yellowstone forest recovery is well under way, moose still suffer.
Tree-spikers nailed
The first two people convicted under federal tree-spiking laws will spend time behind bars.
Rancher acquitted in Montana
A jury acquits rancher Paul Berger of charges that he poisoned eagles in Montana.
What's in a name?
Animal Damage Control will change its name to Wildlife Services.
Stone Container cuts a wide swath: In the woods, it cuts, runs and blames
Stone Forest Industries blames environmental groups and the Forest Service for its mill closing when company management is really to blame.
Snarls dominate lightly attended wolf hearings
Protesters at hearings throughout Wyoming demonstrate against wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone.
On this forest, multiple use is logging, and logging
An advocacy group's efforts to protect the Black Hill's ecosystem from too much logging is hindered by a lack of scientific data.
Stone Container cuts a wide swath
Author contends financial recklessness caused Stone Forest Industries' sawmill demise.
Killer bees
The author describes the perils of living in the land of killer bees.
It’s time to clearcut the Forest Service
HCN publisher, Ed Marston, recommends that we abolish the Forest Service.
Black bear kills logger
A black bear kills a logger near Cotopaxi, Colorado.
Game warden stays
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service game warden Joel Scrafford is saved from a transfer by the nomination of Mollie Beatty.
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