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NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST

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

A Tale of Two Migrations

A Tale of Two Migrations

Aug 3, 2015

The splash of one fish ripples through an ecosystem

In 2007, biologist Arthur Middleton was studying the Clark’s Fork elk herd

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

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

Beaver Dreams

Beaver Dreams

Dec 23, 2014

The Rancher Who Wished for a Beaver

“They’re really beneficial, to get the shrubs in, get the water up.”

Wyoming Conservation Exchange

Wyoming Conservation Exchange

Dec 23, 2014

New Marketplace Will Reward Wyoming Ranchers for Conserving Sage Grouse Habitat

The Upper Green River Basin of Wyoming, at the headwaters of the Colorado River, is laced with clear running streams and fosters abundant habitat and some of the most robust greater sage grouse, mule deer, and pronghorn populations in the world.

Greater sage grouse: The bird that brought the  West together

Greater sage grouse: The bird that brought the West together

Jan 6, 2014

The greater sage grouse lives in the extensive sagebrush steppe that spans parts of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

A timeline of sage grouse conservation
Economics of engineering with livestock: Incentives for establishing biological diversity

Economics of engineering with livestock: Incentives for establishing biological diversity

Jan 6, 2014

Recognizing the importance of agricultural lands for wildlife, a number of programs in the western United States encourage ranchers to manage rangelands in ways that benefit both landowners and wildlife. Financial incentive for improving biodiversity per se is yet to come.

The ecology of fear: Elk responses to wolves in Yellowstone are not what we thought

The ecology of fear: Elk responses to wolves in Yellowstone are not what we thought

Jan 6, 2014

Wolf reintroduction to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 triggered an endlessly fascinating stream of ecosystem responses. More than a decade and a half later, ecologists are still trying to determine

Elk and wolves in Yellowstone

Elk and wolves in Yellowstone

Jan 6, 2014

The Northern Yellowstone Cooperative Wildlife Working Group, an interagency collaboration between Yellowstone National Park and Montana Fish and Wildlife, began counting elk on Yellowstone’s Northern Range in 1961. Counts are taken from the air one day a year.

Cicadas: Wyoming’s summer songsters

Cicadas: Wyoming’s summer songsters

Jan 6, 2014

Walk through the sagebrush or a forest in the west this summer and you are likely to hear the raucous clicking or buzzing of cicadas.