Written by Bob Bendick | December 13th, 2010
This week, Congress has the opportunity to take action on an issue with massive bipartisan support. Our expert explains why it needs to happen, and how you can help.
Written by Nicole Levins | December 13th, 2010
You know about the oil spill, but what other stories made our lead scientist’s list of environmental issues that dominated the year?
Written by Timothy Boucher | November 12th, 2009
What am I trying to illustrate in the above photo (a picture of cattle and elephant dung)? That conservation planning is a pile of poop? No. But this mixture of excrement does show why such planning needs to incorporate extreme events like drought or flooding – especially for the impacts of those events on local […]
Written by Matt Miller | September 17th, 2009
Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | August 20th, 2009
Here’s an update on the whereabouts of the Long-billed Curlews that were tagged in Montana this past May, the 7 birds seemed to have temporarily settled down. We’ll see if they stay there or continue to move as fall draws nearer. Of the 7 birds, 3 are now in the southern United States and 4 are […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | July 9th, 2009
In late June, I posted about the new project to track Long-billed Curlew migrations from eastern Montana. Well, the fall migration has started for these birds and they are moving out! As of early this week, 4 of the 7 birds had taken off and left the Montana prairie for points south. Currently, one bird is in […]
Written by Dave Mehlman | June 29th, 2009
A research team that I’m part of just completed initial field work on a project to capture and tag Long-billed Curlews in the northern Great Plains of North America — a big step toward solving a huge mystery about this amazing bird. The Long-billed Curlew is the continent’s largest shorebird and one of high conservation priority, according […]
Written by Bob Bendick | June 1st, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]