The New York Times reports on a new study on Caribou migration Caribou, those stately ungulates from North America, have “long been credited with the world’s longest migration,” said Kyle Joly, a wildlife biologist with the National Park Service who studies caribou, and is the report’s lead author. But for decades, that claim relied on a […]

via Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations — Natural History Wanderings

Our North Atlantic Coastal Plain Pitch Pine Barrens are a fascinating and magical ecosystem with specific plants and animals found only within these environments. This blog entry is dedicated to just one of many, the “Pine Barren Gentian”; and from one geographical location, the Pinelands Preserve (Pine Barrens) of the state of New Jersey. see […]

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The Revelator reports How a Federal Agency’s Move to Colorado Threatens Public Lands, Science and the Climate. The Bureau of Land Management relocation to Grand Junction reflects a widespread pattern of destabilization under President Trump. Read story at Westward Heave-ho: How a Federal Agency’s Move to Colorado Threatens Public Lands, Science and the Climate • […]

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From The High Country News (Helen Santoro): The key mission of the Refuge System — to protect and restore wildlife habitat — may be falling by the wayside. The Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is nestled between the boggy wetlands and glistening ponds of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Inside, near a cluttered display of taxidermy birds […]

via Wildlife refuges suffer under budget cuts and staff shortages — @HighCountryNews — Coyote Gulch