Wildlife

Wildlife refuges suffer under budget cuts and staff shortages
Wildlife refuges suffer under budget cuts and staff shortages
The key mission of the Refuge System — to protect and restore wildlife habitat — may be falling by the wayside.
Influx of grizzly bears compels Montanans to adapt
Influx of grizzly bears compels Montanans to adapt
From electric fences to special garbage cans, rural communities find new tools to help them coexist with bears.
California condors reach recovery milestone
California condors reach recovery milestone
With a population of over 100 in central California, the species could soon be downlisted.
Salmon spawn a swarm of lawsuits
A summary of pending lawsuits between the government, salmon advocates and hydropower interests.
Four dams must go, activist says
Idaho's Lower Snake River dams block salmon recovery.
Salmon advocates say: The quiet slaughter continues
The issue of whether or not barging salmon around dams is effective is taken to court.
Salmon updates: Set your salmon watch and Call for cooperation
A coalition of fishing and conservation groups will monitor Snake River salmon runs.
BPA: the Northwest's sugar daddy
The author contests the The Bonneville Power Administration's claim that salmon protection is to blame for its rising rates.
Desert Tortoise Plan Released
A recovery plan for the Desert Tortoise is released.
Trees identified as culprit
An Oregon clearcut destroys fish habitat for cutthroat trout.
Wilderness developer signs off
Tom Chapman may cease construction of an exclusive subdivision in Colorado's West Elk Wilderness.
Legal knothole may let agency ax appeals
Emergency timber sales are exempted from the appeals process by the Forest Service.
Doing it themselves
The Colorado Environmental Coalition produces its own forest management plan.
Let Nature fill the niche
Wolves are making their way back into Yellowstone.
Group pushes to "deconstruct" dams
Patagonia Inc. and the Oregon Natural Resources Council team up to help salmon by pushing for the deconstruction of dams.
Hurry-up predator control
The Wyoming BLM bucks the ban on killing predators.
Forest team is hard at work
The Clinton "dream team' prepares for the Forest Summit.
Trawler catches a leviathan
An Oregon fishing boat hooks a submarine.
Too exotic for Wyoming
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department prohibits the introduction of exotic species at a game ranch.
Predator control halted
A BLM decision limits predator killing on BLM lands to "emergency control.'
Is the Northwest ready to live within its forests?
A reporter chronicles the events in the Pacific Northwest leading up to the Forest Summit in Oregon.
How we pros covered the summit
Ed Marston reflects on his experience at the Forest Summit in Oregon.
A man and his dog, in search of grace and innocence
Book excerpt: "A Hunter's Road, a Journey with Man and Dog across the American Uplands", by Jim Fergus.
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