Tag: western

yuma ridgeway's rail
January 13, 2023

TWS2022: Does selenium affect Yuma Ridgway’s rails?

In 1986, the Kesterson Reservoir in central California was closed due to selenium toxicity. Young waterbirds and fish had developed deformed wings, beaks, and eyes. The reservoir was protected within...

california red-legged frog
January 11, 2023

Immunizing frogs against fungus may not help them in the wild

Reintroducing captive-reared, federally threatened California red-legged frogs into the wild is one way researchers hope to augment the population, but researchers worried these reintroduced frogs may contract a deadly pathogen...

snowy owl
January 10, 2023

Snowy owl makes surprise appearance in California suburb

A snowy owl recently showed up in a suburb of Southern California, making it one of the most southern sightings of the species ever recorded. Its presence attracted a number...

January 9, 2023

New water stations to help bighorn affected by drought

In response to desert watering drying up due to drought in Southern California, conservationists are planning to install water stations in inland desert areas for bighorn sheep.  With limited amounts...

University of Idaho Student Chapter
April 27, 2015

In the News: University of Idaho

University of Idaho’s Student Chapter of TWS was recently featured in an article by Rich Landers on The Spokesman-Review. The chapter competed in the TWS Western Student Conclave this past...