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.
The iconic bird of the ‘Sagebrush Sea’
The iconic bird of the ‘Sagebrush Sea’
A new book shows the life cycle of sage grouse in their natural habitat.
Why hatchery fish may fail in the wild
Why hatchery fish may fail in the wild
New research gives insight into how to better help struggling Northwest salmon populations.
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Car-eating marmots; poacher ring bust-up; a Tofurky surprise
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The people fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Under Trump, officials renew their push for American energy independence.
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
By shifting nesting times, early birds adjust to climate change
As the West warms, some songbirds in California are raising their young earlier.
Comment period ending for sage grouse review
Comment period ending for sage grouse review
An Interior Department overhaul of collaborative protection plans could sacrifice birds for development.
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
Photos that trace migrations through Yellowstone
Photos that trace migrations through Yellowstone
Ungulates overcome highways, rivers and other barriers while roaming the region.
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Macho moose; thousand-dollar bobcat; lost in Dark Canyon
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
How states generate money from the land they own
How states generate money from the land they own
From Arizona to Oregon, states have different tactics to make money off their state trust lands.
Drones intrude on the outdoor experience
Drones intrude on the outdoor experience
As drones become less expensive, they’re also becoming more ubiquitous outdoors.
The disappearance of Washington’s killer whales
The disappearance of Washington’s killer whales
The endangered whales are at a 30-year low, tied to depressed chinook salmon runs.
Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunters, it’s long past time we stood up for gun control
Hunting isn’t under attack, but our freedom from violence is.
Deer at recess; Stranded in Kanab; A brain-eating mantis
Deer at recess; Stranded in Kanab; A brain-eating mantis
Mishaps and mayhem around the region.
How much do salmon still shape the Northwest?
How much do salmon still shape the Northwest?
A new book seeks answers about the future of the iconic fish.
Zinke’s new sage grouse plans ignore years of work
Zinke’s new sage grouse plans ignore years of work
The changes adhere with Trump’s goals of energy dominance on public lands.
The fast food industry is co-opting venison
The fast food industry is co-opting venison
Farm-raised deer can be dangerous for wild game and bypass the art of hunting.
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
Our largest wildlife refuge is also the most vulnerable
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is under threat from the Trump administration.
Handbook to ranching; pizza-loving bears; high hopes for medical marijuana
Handbook to ranching; pizza-loving bears; high hopes for medical marijuana
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Six bills that weaken species protections move in Congress
Lawmakers shift the focus to politics, not science, as a deciding factor of designation.
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