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Photo: Holly Weiler

Cryptic, Cold-Loving Ice Crawlers

You may not see them if you’re skiing the groomers; but, venture off-piste at night, and you might catch a glimpse of these cryptic, cold-loving …

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Kalispel Tribe Receives Grant to Help Caribou

The US Fish and Wildlife Service awarded the Kalispel Tribe $96,000 through a Tribal Wildlife Grant to help fund the South Selkirk Mountain Caribou Maternal …

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Photo by Summer Hess.

Biomimicry: Learning from Nature for a Better Future

Janine Benyus wanted to capture how processes in the natural world had inspired sustainable solutions to complicated design challenges, so she authored the book Biomimicry: …

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Close up of Pine bark.

Conservationists Work to Protect Whitebark Pine on Kettle Crest

In 2015, the Colville National Forest (CNF) signed the Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project decision that uses vegetation management, prescribed burning, and other methods to help …

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Syringa and river smells combine to usher in summer. // Photo: Derrick Knowles

The Plants and Creatures That Beautify Our States

Regardless of who holds office in Washington D.C., citizens of the United States tend to have a deep sense of pride in their cities, states, …

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Photo by Crystal Atamian.

A Bird and a Baby: Confessions of a Sage Grouse Conservationist

Why are the things that leave us shaking and wide-eyed with fear or adrenaline the very things that define us and that we often love …

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Photo of grizzly bear courtesy of Conservation Northwest.

North Cascade Grizzly Bears Could Get a Boost

A century of commercial trapping, habitat loss, and unregulated hunting eradicated grizzlies from 98% of their original range in the contiguous U.S. Here in the …

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Sustainability: Co-Housing Goes Urban

Not quite a commune and more than a traditional village, “cohousing” or “intentional communities” aim to provide both the autonomy of a private home with …

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