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.
Wilderness bill for Colorado advances
The Colorado House approves legislation proposing 711,170 new acres of wilderness.
The last sockeye?
Only three sockeye salmon return to spawn at Redfish Lake.
Close encounters with coyotes
The writer relates her experience watching coyotes.
Second Skin
Lizard skin leads the author to musings on nature.
Film indicts clearcuts
'Wilderness: The Last Stand', a film by Miranda Smith, criticizes the timber industry and the Forest Service in Montana.
Here comes trouble
Trouble, the bear, escapes from captivity and heads home.
A culinary threat to desert tortoises
A Tacoma man is arrested for harvesting desert tortoises he planned to serve at a wedding feast.
Wildlife refuge starts to heal
Overgrazing threatens Oregon's Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge.
How the Forest Service dug itself into a very deep pit
The Forest Service mismanages timber sales in Utah's Dixie National Forest.
State can cut its trees
A federal court in San Francisco rules that timber grown on Washington state lands can be exported.
Do grizzlies need more protection?
A legal battle rages over reclassification of grizzlies from threatened to endangered species.
New den for grizzly research
Jackson Hole will become the home of the Yellowstone Grizzly Foundation's center for bear research.
Bighorns and tourists
A National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will open in Dubois, Wyoming.
Restored habitat revives cui-ui
Spring snowmelt helps the endangered cui-cui sucker fish in Nevada.
Bird killing hatches new rule
The New Mexico Game and Fish Department rules that science must be "humane and appropriate' after a songbird strangling near Carlsbad.
Sturgeon listing is imminent
The Kootenai River sturgeon is up for threatened or endangered listing.
Does Elvis live in Jackson Hole?
A poster's profits will fight plans to return wolves to Yellowstone.
Wolf recovery needs our help
The wolf recovery program in Yellowstone needs public support.
Fish-killing dams may be razed
A soon-to-be-released study may recommend dam removal as the best, and perhaps only, way of reviving Chinook salmon in the Elwha River.
Salmon spawn a swarm of lawsuits
A summary of pending lawsuits between the government, salmon advocates and hydropower interests.
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