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Students learning at Yellowstone.

Learn About Yellowstone National Park’s Wolves

Pioneer School student essay by Vansh Amin, based on a field-learning experience at Yellowstone National Park.

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Mountain vegetation overlooking large mountains.

Who Pays (and Doesn’t) for Public Lands?

Budgets for the federal land management agencies been declining for 20 years, impacting wildlife, recreation, and taxpayers’ wallets.

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Vibrant red, black, and yellow patterned underside of a painted turtle shell.

Painted Turtles and Their Stillwater Habitats

Painted turtles preferred habitat is in slow, still water, particularly ponds and lakes — known as lacustrine ecosystems.

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A group of pelicans on a submerged tree on lake.

Where to See Wildlife At Inland NW Lakes

Learn which Inland Northwest lakes to visit for a chance to see moose, mountain goats, bald eagles, and unique waterfowl,

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Fly Fishing & Catching Your First Redband Trout

Advice on how to fly fish on the Spokane River from Spokane Tribe Fish Biologist Conor Giorgi and Silver Bow Fly Shop Owner Sean Visintainer

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Spokane’s Native Redband Trout

Redband trout are the iconic fish of the Spokane River. Learn about the environmental challenges and conservation collaborations in this Nature column by Adam Gebauer.

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Pileated woodpecker, with its iconic red Mohawk and white striped head, soars among trees.

Close Encounter with a Pileated Woodpecker

If you spend enough time in natural areas you will probably have a chance encounter with wildlife, where you share an intimate moment in the life of that species. I recently had an impactful meet up, or near literal impact, with the largest woodpecker in North America.

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Snowshoe Hare hopping through snow.

The Snowshoe Hare

A quintessential winter wildlife species, the snowshoe hare is especially adapted to snowy landscapes. Learn more about them in the Nature column.

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A wolverine animal walking through the snow.

Saving Wolverines

In October the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protection for this species under the Endangered Species Act. Many conservation organizations including Earthjustice and Conservation …

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