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PHOTO: A juvenile mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu Creek State Park. A wildlife crossing has been proposed along the 101 freeway near Agoura Hills, where the route crosses a major wildlife corridor between the Simi Hills and Santa Monica Mountains. Photo credit: National Park Service.

LOS ANGELES - Prompted by the discovery of a mountain lion known as P-22 in L.A.'s Griffith Park, wildlife advocates say now is the time to build a wildlife passageway over the 101 freeway. When it was built in the late 1950s, few planners were aware the route through Liberty Canyon was one of Sout ...Read More

PHOTO: Hundreds of hunters and anglers will set up an elk camp at the Capitol on Saturday, and stage a rally to object to proposals to dispose of public lands. Photo credit:

HELENA, Mont. - Several hundred are expected on the State Capitol lawn tomorrow to set up an elk camp. It's part of a rally for National Hunting and Fishing Day, with participants arriving via bus from all around the state. Jim Posewitz with Helena Hunters and Anglers has written extensively about t ...Read More

PHOTO: Ranchers and conservationists, public agencies and private landowners all are working to stop the spread of juniper trees in the Oregon desert, which choke out sagebrush and other local plant life and make it tough for sage grouse to survive. This week, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell inspects their progress near Lakeview. Photo courtesy Northern Arizona University.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - Southern Oregon will get a rare visit from a Cabinet-level official on Thursday, as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gets a VIP tour of sage-grouse habitat and what's being done to preserve it in this remote high desert. What Jewell will find in Lake County, said Brandi St. Cla ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has increased the number of anticipated grizzly bear killings to 11, due to conflicts with livestock on public lands. Photo credit: Chris Servheen/USFWS

PINEDALE, Wyo. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new "incidental take" number for grizzly bears in the Upper Green region. The agency anticipates that 11 bears will be killed because of livestock conflicts on public lands over the next three years. It set that same number last year. ...Read More

PHOTO: The monarch butterfly is one of the species found in Montana that are listed in a new report about plants and animals experiencing dramatic population declines. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

MISSOULA, Mont. - It's a case of the common becoming uncommon in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition. The report lists 10 species that have been documented as declining, and at a rate that could mean the next generation may not get to see them in the great outdoors. In Montana, said ...Read More

PHOTO: Native American tribal members and volunteers have been walking from Portland, Ore., to Idaho to show support for wolves as part of their cultural heritage and a healthy ecosystem. Photo provided by Mato Woksape

BOISE, Idaho - They call themselves 'wolf walkers.' Native Americans and volunteers left Portland, Oregon, on foot earlier this month, headed for Idaho to show support for wolves. Mato Woksape, a Lakota, organized the walk. He says they are praying for wolves and restoration of healthy ecosystems al ...Read More

PHOTO: Conservationists are concerned about the potential impact of a huge natural-gas pipeline on parts of the Monongahela and George Washington national forests, such as Laurel Creek in the GW. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. - Conservationists are worried about plans to run a huge gas pipeline through national forests in Virginia and West Virginia. It's still in the early stages, but Dominion Transmission Inc. wants to put the 42-inch Atlantic Coast Pipeline through the Monongahela and George Washington f ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of people took part in the People’s Climate March on Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and world. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

NEW YORK - Thousands of people took part in the People's Climate March Sunday in New York City, one of many such demonstrations around the nation and the world. From the staging area at Columbus Circle, the marchers filled Central Park West as far as the eye could see. Stepping off around 1 p.m., ...Read More

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