Wildlife

Wiggling ice worms; historical matchmaking; bizarre Utah politics
Wiggling ice worms; historical matchmaking; bizarre Utah politics
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
Wildfire smoke pushes migrating birds hundreds of miles out of their way
‘I was glued to my computer for days, trying to figure out what these birds were doing, because it was so clearly, obviously, not normal.’
California oil spill contaminates restored wetland
California oil spill contaminates restored wetland
The Talbert Marsh is refuge to at least 90 species of shorebirds, and now it’s slicked with oil.
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.
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.
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