High Country News - Flora Fauna

By: High Country News  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: National Parks

  • Current

    What an unconventional journey on a cruise ship can reveal about seabirds' enigmatic lives.

    by Eric Wagner, Oct 28, 2011

  • Writers on the Range

    by Mike Leahy, Oct 27, 2011

  • Current

    Brian Sherrod, a government paleoseismologist, believes cities and infrastructure in eastern Washington may be far more earthquake-prone than previously realized.

    by Bill Lascher, Oct 26, 2011

  • Essays

    Getting weeds out of the national parks is an endless war that can never be won, but many Park Service employees are willing - and happy - warriors.

    by Amy Whitcomb, Oct 17, 2011

  • Letters

    by Martin Hagen, Oct 10, 2011

  • Letters

    by Rick Strachan, Oct 10, 2011

  • Writers on the Range

    Beavers return to northern Colorado, improving aquatic diversity.

    by Chuck Bolsinger, Oct 05, 2011

  • Feature

    The dedicated volunteers of the Hummingbird Monitoring Network gather field data to help conserve the birds they love.

    by Jean Palumbo , Sep 11, 2011

  • Sidebar

    by Jean Palumbo , Sep 05, 2011

  • Current

    Four Western cities receive grants to improve habitat for the millions of migratory birds that pass through urban areas every year.

    by Marian Lyman Kirst, Sep 05, 2011

  • Sidebar

    A brief sidebar lists a few of the amazing attributes of hummingbirds.

    by Marian Lyman Kirst, Sep 04, 2011

  • Editor's Note

    Across the country, "citizen scientist" volunteers help professional researchers by gathering data on wildlife species, from moose to hummingbirds.

    by Jodi Peterson, Sep 05, 2011

  • Current

    Biologists trek high into the Colorado Rockies in search of the rare amphibian.

    by Jennifer Frazer, Aug 30, 2011

  • Current

    Feral pigs are invading New Mexico and other Western states, but biologists are working hard to stop them.

    by Cally Carswell, Aug 24, 2011

  • Sidebar

    by USDA; Updated by RD Wildlife Managment, 2011, Aug 22, 2011

  • Keywords: National Parks

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