Wildlife

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.
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.
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.
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.
For the fish
Wyoming dam operations have been altered at the Flaming Gorge Dam to help native fish recovery.
Armed ecosystem managers build roads through wildlands
An essay on Earth First! activity in the Nez Perce National Forest.