Geographical Location: Central Mountain & Plains

March 18, 2022

JWM: When hunters arrive, elk seek safer territory

Hunters in the American West know they’re not the only ones paying attention to the start of hunting season. When hunters take to the forest, elk are known to seek...

March 10, 2022

Yellowstone aims to cull 900 bison this year

Yellowstone National Park has begun its annual winter removal of bison from the park’s herd in an effort to help sustain the population and reduce spread of disease to livestock,...

March 7, 2022

TWS2021: Old bison horns can reveal lost ecological information

Long before wildlife managers struggled to translocate bison to new areas in an effort to recover lost herds, the giant bovines wandered across vast stretches of North America. While most...

February 17, 2022

CEO Ed Arnett addresses Mule Deer Summit

TWS CEO Ed Arnett addressed the inaugural Mule Deer Summit hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation in Salt Lake City. The summit came as biologists described being at an “inflection...

February 14, 2022

Colorado collars wolf pup

Colorado wildlife workers have placed a GPS collar on a female wolf pup. The pup is one of eight wolves in the North Park area of the state, which has...

February 4, 2022

JWM: Nest cages boost piping plover survival

Placing cages around piping plover nests helps boost bird populations by keeping predators away from young chicks and eggs. But some wildlife managers had found dead adult plovers around these...

January 31, 2022

Tracking 25 years of massive land conservation effort

It was raining when researchers fit a female wolf with an Argos radio tracking collar in 1991—one of the first times the technology had been used in such a way....

January 6, 2022

Wyoming sees dip in sage-grouse reproduction

Early estimates from Wyoming’s 2021 sage-grouse wings indicate reproduction declined slightly in the last year. Wings from harvested chick and hen sage-grouse are collected from hunters who voluntarily drop them...

December 21, 2021

Research casts doubt on strength of Yellowstone aspen recovery after wolves returned

The wolf reintroduction success story in Yellowstone is a familiar one. After wolves were reintroduced to the national park in the 1990s, they began preying on elk, which had overbrowsed...

December 21, 2021

Utah creates first desert bighorn nursery

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is partnering with the organization Young Living to create the state’s first “nursery” for desert bighorn sheep an effort to help grow the population....