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4 Wildlife Species That Need Your Help This Wildfire Season

An epic drought is unfolding across the West. In Washington and Oregon, March and April were among the driest since the 1890s, leaving many streams at 25% of their typical …

“Energy Dominance”: Three Years of a Disastrous Policy for Wildlife and Communities

March 2020 marked a somber anniversary. Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its so-called “energy dominance” doctrine, which, as the name implies has put energy development as the priority …

Wildlife Know No Boundaries

Imagine an open landscape of sagebrush, grassland and windswept rocky outcrops as far as the eye can see.  There, mule deer and pronghorn feed on native plants to grow fast …

The Sagebrush Sea: The Burrowing, Bustling, and Soaring Creatures of the Sage

There is a place in the West unlike any place in the world. The horizon stretches west over a rolling sea of sage, and when the wind brushes across the …

Saving the Sagebrush Sea Is No Threat to Security

You might send a jackrabbit speeding off while scouting mule deer, learn about hunting from a coyote crisscrossing the adjacent hillside, or flush out a short-eared owl while walking along …

New Partnerships Save Sage-Grouse In Montana

It’s a common assumption that marking fences to increase visibility for upland prairie birds is straightforward and easy. When clipped to the top wire of a fence, the lightweight markers …

Meet Five Species Counting on the Greater Sage-grouse

Wind blows across the vast open space, sweeping the sweet scent of sage through the air. A herd of pronghorn swiftly move across the landscape, stopping now and then to …

What’s Good for the Grouse is Good for the Grandeur … and Big Game Hunting

Due to its decreased numbers and status as a warranted species for Endangered Species Act listing, the greater sage grouse is no longer a popular game species. Some Western states do …

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