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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

The Feedgrounds Conundrum

The Feedgrounds Conundrum

Brucellosis spreads as Wyoming tries to protect livestock

As he does every single morning from November into April, Bondurant, Wyoming, rancher Kevin Campbell leads his two draft horses, Ed and Smoke, out of their pen and harnesses them to the hay wagon to feed elk.

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Aug 24, 2015

New research explores how critters fare in the oil and gas fields

Over the last 15 years, drilling has intensified in formerly remote wildlife habitats across the West.

Solutions: Sustaining Migrations

Solutions: Sustaining Migrations

Aug 24, 2015

The journey from discovery to conservation in the Red Desert to Hoback mule deer corridor

It was going to be a routine mule deer study. The Bureau of Land Management contracted Hall Sawyer

Life Among the Turbines

Life Among the Turbines

Aug 17, 2015

Researcher explores how grassland birds respond to wind farms

On the eastern Wyoming plains, the wind whips hard across tough little bunch grasses

The Tiniest Engineer

The Tiniest Engineer

Aug 17, 2015

Ants shape the sagebrush ecosystem

“Can you show me some ant mounds on Google Earth?”

The Forgotten Grassland Bird

The Forgotten Grassland Bird

Aug 17, 2015

Hunting for a Sprague’s pipit in a changing landscape

Sagebrush scraped the doors of the beat up red truck as it bumped down the faint two-track.

Sage grouse shape development patterns in Wyoming

Sage grouse shape development patterns in Wyoming

Aug 10, 2015

This fall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether the greater sage grouse merits endangered species protection, and Wyoming is holding its breath.

Constructing Sage Grouse Habitat

Constructing Sage Grouse Habitat

Aug 10, 2015

Does mowing, burning, or spraying sagebrush actually help?

Kurt Smith plucks the fifth secondary feather from the five-week-old sage grouse’s wing

Sagebrush Treatments

Sagebrush Treatments

Aug 10, 2015

Dr. Jeffrey Beck and his colleagues and students have quantified canopy cover, measured native and invasive plants, counted insects including ants

The Trout Effect

The Trout Effect

Aug 3, 2015

Cutthroat trout once linked aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in Yellowstone National Park. As their numbers decline, the link is weakening.

Grizzlies and Whitebarks

Grizzlies and Whitebarks

Aug 3, 2015

Where do bears turn when an important food source starts to vanish?

Golden and red-hued leaves and crisp evenings mark the coming of fall in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Nomad, Weaver, Storyteller

Nomad, Weaver, Storyteller

Aug 3, 2015

Fiber artist Doris Florig weaves natural history in her tapestries

“While experimenting with natural dye materials for the pronghorn coat

Essay: Wyoming Wins with Wildlife

Essay: Wyoming Wins with Wildlife

Aug 3, 2015

The cow and yearling moose that inhabited my densely populated west Jackson neighborhood all winter finally