Geographical Location: Western

November 21, 2019

Vehicle strikes, rodenticide cause L.A. puma deaths

Humans are the main reason for adult mountain lion deaths in a struggling population living on the fringes of California’s largest city over the last two decades. But “different age...

November 15, 2019

Watch: Hazing Hawaii’s endangered geese shows early success

Early indications suggest that intensive hazing with trained canine teams may help protect Hawaii’s state bird while increasing aviation safety. In August, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Hawaii...

November 13, 2019

California chapter to host workshop on California Environmental Quality Act

Most wildlife and fisheries biologists working in California will encounter the California Environmental Quality Act at some point in their careers — either through assisting with the preparation of a...

November 12, 2019

TWS chapter meetings in December

The Wildlife Society’s sections, chapters and working groups hold meetings and workshops throughout the year. The following meeting is currently scheduled in December: December 12-14: California North Coast Chapter of...

November 7, 2019

California officials confirm snake fungal disease in state

A deadly snake fungal disease has officially spread into California — the farthest west of any detection yet, according to a recent bulletin from the state Department of Fish and...

November 6, 2019

Wildlife crossings are saving money, lives in Nevada

After a track record of wildlife crossing success in Nevada, former critics of the expensive structures built to keep animals off dangerous highways have become more supportive. While building these...

November 5, 2019

Wild Cam: Do predators ambush at underpasses?

Predators like coyotes and bobcats may actively use underpasses to ambush prey species seeking safe passage under highways. Preliminary camera research on wildlife populations in the Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area...

October 29, 2019

‘Horse Rich’ documentary takes center stage at Reno event

Over 300 people gathered in Reno last week for a discussion of wild horses and their impact on the environment. The program featured a showing of Horse Rich and Dirt...

October 29, 2019

How tribes used fire to shape the landscape — and wildlife

California is battling another season of catastrophic wildfires, but before European colonization, the Yurok tribe used quieter, controlled burning to shape the landscape and the wildlife that occupied it. “We...

October 10, 2019

Aquarium aids sea otter comeback

With help from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, threatened southern sea otters have made a comeback in Elkhorn Slough, an estuary in Central California. A recent study looking at how the...