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Will salmon finally win this year?

By Rocky Barker

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so…

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We need every tool to fight today’s fires

By Stephen Pyne

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or…

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Bison — back where they belong

By Ben Long

Early in the Covid-19 epidemic, I visited the Bison Range on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana. But the…

Bison by the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park

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This grizzly family comes with paparazzi

By Molly Absolon

My neighbor is famous. She has 50,000 followers on Facebook and a recent post on her page there had 4,200…

Mother grizzly 399 and her four cubs

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Wildlife Fauxtography

By Ted Williams

I’m disgusted with American journalism. It’s boring. I blame editors for assigning uninteresting stories, and people interviewed for being evasive….

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Let’s Not Squander the Miracle of Yellowstone

By Todd Wilkinson

Photo credit Doug Smith, National Park Service

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Guess who has outsized clout on public lands?

By Jonathan Thompson

This may be a surprising story. It begins with a working group trying to save the last native bighorn sheep…

Image by Pete Nuij, courtesy of Unsplash

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Sometimes, the simplest things can help wildlife

By Richard Knight Heather Dannahower

“Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roamWhere the deer and the antelope playWhere seldom is heard a discouraging…

Ranch manager Zach Thode, works beside professors and students to help wildlife

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Please don’t pet the wildlife

By Kelsey Wellington

“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.” Just off the road stands a bull elk — a 700-pound…

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Welcome to Yosemite, the new Pyrocene Park

By Stephen Pyne

The Pleistocene epoch that began 2.6 million years ago sent ice in waves through Yosemite. Glaciers gouged out great valleys…

Photo by Laurel Balyeat, Yosemite Park

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A close encounter with wolves and fear

By Molly Absolon

This summer, three of us were hiking in Alaska’s western Brooks Range when we encountered a pack of eight wolves….

Image by Milo Weiler, via Unsplash

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Hard lessons from the border

By Gary Paul Nabhan

Animals have been blocked from migration, their food chains disrupted. Now, exotic weeds, insects and diseases can use the lengthy scar as a nick point for invasion, ultimately disrupting far more than what human border-crossers can do. Photo by Greg Bulla on Unsplash

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