THE WONDERS OF THE SAND CREEK DESERT | PART I: THE PAST

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The ancient sand dunes located outside the small city of St. Anthony, Idaho, are made up of 10,600 acres of fluid and flowing white quartz sand. More than 10,000 years ago, Idaho’s climate grew drier and warmer, shrinking lakes and trapping the newly exposed sands blown by persistent winds in the remnants of extinct volcanoes, […]

$24.7 million in support for habitat conservation in the West

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Interior announces $24.7 million in support for habitat conservation in the west May 1, 2020 – Herald and News U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced Thursday over $4.4 million in grant funding for habitat conservation projects in 11 western states that conserve migration corridors and winter range for elk, mule deer and pronghorn, […]

Young animals are better off left alone

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During the spring wildlife baby boom, young animals are better off left alone By Brian Pearson, Conservation Public Information Specialist , Idaho Department of Fish and Game Spring is here, and so is the peak of baby wildlife season. People are bound to see young wildlife when they venture outdoors during the spring and early […]

Celebrating The Power Of A Word: H-A-B-I-T-A-T

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IN THIS EARTH DAY TRIBUTE, CONSERVATIONIST AND AMERICAN SAFARI GUIDE PHIL KNIGHT PUTS GREATER YELLOWSTONE IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE By Phil Knight via Mountain Journal In early March I returned from Tanzania, Africa, where I visited Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and another wildlife park. We watched the great migration of tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra, and […]

America’s Greatest Wildlife Migrations and Fossil Fuels

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Are America’s Greatest Wildlife Migrations Being Sacrificed To Fossil Fuels? WRITER AND ECOLOGIST FRANZ CAMENZIND INVESTIGATES WHY SOME OF GREATER YELLOWSTONE’S BIGGEST WONDERS ARE IMPERILED. EPIC JOURNEYS—VIEWS FROM THE FRONT LINES OF AMERICA’S GREATEST WILDLIFE MIGRATIONS by Franz Camenzind Mountain Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to some of the last epic terrestrial wildlife […]

Finding Beauty In Death: Art For Wyoming’s Wildlife

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Cristy Anspach slaps a mound of wet heavy clay unto her throwing wheel, with her foot on the pedal she starts to form a jar. But this is not just your average ceramic clay jar, it is in honor of a female mule deer that was hit and killed on a Wyoming roadway near Cristy’s studio.  For the last 8 months, she has been making jars to honor each animal killed on her 10-mile commute between Boulder and Pinedale about […]