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THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Grizzly bear at home on the range

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- No cowboys were trying to rope this stray and put their own brand on it Tuesday, for good reason. Western Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson had been sitting in ...

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

Grizzlies isolated in Cabinet Mountains

THREATENED SPECIES -- Our big bears  need lots of room to roam, something that's in short supply in our ever-more-developed world.  Grizzly bears in NW Montana face trio of obstacles ...

MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014

Montana may curtail hunting of sage grouse

HUNTING -- Here's some disturbing news from Montana, which we might have considered to be the "last best place" for sage grouse: With preliminary results from Montana’s spring surveys showing ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014

Another sign of spring: Grizzlies emerging

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- If you need more reassurance that spring has sprung, Yellowstone National Park officials have reported that grizzly bears are beginning to emerge from their dens. First bears ...

FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

Yellowstone grizzlies recovered, panel says

THREATENED SPECIES -- A panel of wildlife officials says it’s time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. An Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee ...

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

State leaders oppose plan to protect wolverines

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- While 25 environmental groups quickly applauded a federal proposal to protect wolverines under the Endangered Species Act last week, officials from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming have declared the ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

25 groups call for protecting wolverines

WILDLIFE -- The Lands Council based in Spokane joined 24 other environmental groups today in calling for the federal government to protect wolverines under provisions of the Endangered Species Act. ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

What do you expect from a sage-land species?

USGS study finds sage grouse like undisturbed areas, quiet  A new study led by U.S. Geological Survey biologist Steve Knick has confirmed that sage grouse need undisturbed habitat and solitude ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013

Wolverine, lynx, fishers studied in Montana

WILDLIFE -- Montana's big Crown of the Continent wilderness areas are providing fertile ground for research on wolverines, lynx and fishers, as you can read in this Missoulian story. This ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013

Alberta ranchers want hunts on problem grizzlies

ENDANGERED SPECIES – Although Alberta grizzly bears are officially a threatened species in recovery mode, ranchers are asking officials to resume hunting at least for the problem bears in the ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011


Wolverines live up to tough reputation

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- A recent study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management confirmed that wolverines regularly patrol a vast mountain territory. Eight years of radio-tracking 30 individual wolverines in the ...

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011


MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

Pygmy rabbits get another shot at revival

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Up to 100 pygmy rabbits—from captive-breeding facilities and from the wild in Oregon—will be released in Washington's Douglas county in the continued effort to reestablish the rare ...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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