Geographical Location: Western

January 2, 2017

Kaibab NF launches year-round citizen science project

Williams, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2016—For Immediate Release. Forest managers are excited to announce a citizen science project to identify and document the biodiversity of the Kaibab National Forest that will...

December 15, 2016

Possible second jaguar spotted in Arizona

Many people are aware of the jaguar nicknamed “El Jefe” that was caught on video by a camera trap just last February, but recently it seems like there’s another boss...

December 5, 2016

NPS constructs the longest feral cat exclusion fence in the U.S.

The National Park Service, American Bird Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other partners have recently completed construction on the longest cat exclusion fence in the United States. Located...

November 8, 2016

Western Section meeting includes pika consortium

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society’s Annual Meeting always includes numerous educational and professional development opportunities. The 2017 Annual Meeting, which will take place February 6-10, 2017 at Peppermill...

September 23, 2016

Multiple males help female pheasants with parenting

Few females are lucky enough to have a group of males doting on their offspring. But female pheasants in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are getting exactly that, thanks to an...

September 20, 2016

Hawaiian honeycreepers on the verge of collapse

Hawaiian native forest bird species such as the endangered akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi) and ‘akeke‘e (Loxops caeruleirostris) occupy specialized habitat on the Alaka’i Plateau on the island of Kauai. However, these...

September 8, 2016

Hawaii plant diversity faces immense threat

The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which is currently holding its conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, announced that 38 plant species found only in Hawaii had gone extinct and hundreds...

August 26, 2016

President Obama creates world’s largest reserve

President Obama has expanded a national marine monument off the coast of Hawaii, making it the largest protected area on the planet. The park, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now encompasses...

August 2, 2016

Species feeling the heat from climate change: Part 2

USGS is providing a two-part series on eight species feeling the effects of climate change. Part 1 is available here. From forest to grassland, desert to ocean, many wildlife species...

August 1, 2016

New coyote added to LA urban coyote study

The National Park Service’s Los Angeles Urban Coyote Project, which was launched over a year ago in May, has recently added a new coyote to its study. Biologists are tracking...