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Environment

Bannack is a 2-year-old Alpine goat bred to haul loads into and out of the backcountry. National forests are formalizing pack goat regulations as they revise their forest plans. CREDIT: Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio

As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

The number of people using goats to pack gear, game and food into the backcountry is rising rapidly, and national forests in at least 10 western states have proposed partial pack goat bans to prevent the spread of pathogens that could prove deadly to the west’s iconic populations of bighorn sheep. Continue Reading As Backcountry Travelers Shift Load To Goats, National Forests Eye Risks

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An unknown male wolverine was spotted at a wildlife monitoring station. Courtesy of the Cascades Carnivore Project

Conservationists Push Federal Managers On Timeline Of Endangered Species Determinations

At the end of the Obama administration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came up with a plan that was supposed to shorten a backlog of species that might need a place on the endangered species list or need more critical habitat protected. But the Center for Biological Diversity says that plan has gone by the wayside under the Trump administration. Continue Reading Conservationists Push Federal Managers On Timeline Of Endangered Species Determinations

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