Wildlife

Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Their combination of coastal and inland DNA could help them survive a changing climate.
Latest: The Forest Service’s use of fire retardant has doubled since 2014
Latest: The Forest Service’s use of fire retardant has doubled since 2014
Despite environmental harms, the agency continues to rely on aerial drops to battle blazes.
After the mountain yellow-legged frog disappeared
After the mountain yellow-legged frog disappeared
A wildlife biologist returns to a childhood stomping ground, devoid of its once-plentiful amphibians.
Ghost bears
'Ghost Bears' by Michael Grumbine is reviewed.
Birth control for wild horses
The BLM administers birth control to wild horses to limit herd sizes.
Tale of two predators
A mountain lion and wolf study in Montana will try to determine if the two species can coexist.
Fish and the Colorado River
Critical habitat areas are proposed to protect the Colorado squawfish, the humpback chub, the bonytail chub, and the razorback sucker.
Drilling approved in Montana
Environmental groups will appeal a decision allowing exploratory oil drilling in the Badger - Two Medicine Wilderness Area.
Timber company fined for political fliers
A timber company is fined for distributing political flyers along with paychecks.
Survey attacks logging
A Forest Service survey reveals eight of ten residents in Montana disapprove of logging practices.
Sierra old growth spared
A Forest Service clearcut ban in California protects old growth and the spotted owl.
Coyote kill protested
ADC shootings from helicopter threaten wolves in Montana.
Searching for the city on the peaks of Wyoming
A book excerpt from C.L. Rawlin's 'Sky's Witness' describes life as a forest tech.
Colorado is likely to get a so-so wilderness bill
A Colorado wilderness bill abandons the 1964 Wilderness Act and compromises on water rights.
Predator control in Utah is attacked
ADC comes under fire in Utah after predators are killed illegally.
The only hope for wilderness is to save all the parts
Mike Bader, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, advocates preserving the Northern Rockies in its entirety as an ecosytem.
Dead and dying trees
A Forest Products Industry report proposes cutting more trees.
Wild horse wranglers win
Four Western Shoshone ranchers are found not guilty of herding wild horses by helicopter.
Cheeky protesters cleared
Earth First!ers are cleared of mooning charges.
The ban stays
Ranchers want New Mexico State Land Commissioner Jim Baca to lift a ban on killing predators.
Wolves and Colorado
The Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan could include Colorado.
Utah ferrets out reintroduction plan
Biologists hope to release 45 black-footed ferrets in northeastern Utah.
Salmon need to swim
Barging fish around hydroelectric dams doesn't work according to a review panel.
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